Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Registration Info for New Students

Will you be joining SAIS DC this fall?  If so, we’ve got some information from the SAIS DC Registrar you might find helpful.

Contact Info
The Registrar’s Office is located in Room 301, Nitze Building.  Hours of operation are 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Phone: 202.663.5708. Website:
General inquiries may be sent to . 
Updating Personal Information
When you log into your ISIS account, please make sure your personal information is correct, including a local address and telephone number (cell phone is fine).  You can find your information under Personal Info->Summary.

Registration for Fall 2013 opens at 7:00am EST on Monday, July 8th.  All registration is done in your ISIS account.  For advising on your course selections, students should contact theOffice of Academic Affairs.  Students have until 6:00pm on August 30th to register for classes.
Students with financial holds on their accounts will not be allowed to register for classes until the hold is resolved.

Course Syllabi and Evaluations <– click here to view

Auditing Classes
Students cannot register to Audit classes via ISIS.  Students must complete and Audit Request Form, obtain the instructor’s signature, and submit the form to the Registrar’s Office.  Please see the form for the deadline to request an Audit.

Academic Calendar <– click here to view

Bidding is a process to determine enrollment in limited courses that are oversubscribed.  Please see the Bidding page for details.  

All MA students are required to complete a Capstone.  Please consult your Academic Program Office for information on your specific Capstone requirements.    

Exams (Cores, Finals, Honors Orals)
  • Core Exams Schedule – Students are required to register themselves for their Core Exams prior to the exam date.  Registration is done via ISIS.
  • Final Exam Schedule
  • Honors Orals – MA students who qualify for Honors Orals will be notified by the Registrar’s Office by the 4th week of classes.
SAIS DC provides Lockers at no cost for full time MA and MIPP students in the basement of the Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW.  Students must claim a locker not in use, fill out the card they find on the door of the locker, place their own lock on the locker and bring the completed application card to the Registrar’s Office on the 3rd floor of Nitze.  Students must remove items from the locker in December if they graduate, or in May when they are finished for the Academic Year. There are no exceptions to this policy.
Are you attending SAIS Bologna in the fall?  SAIS Bologna registration happens separately, and opens on September 9 
Thanks for reading!
– Erin Skelly Cameron, Associate Director of Admissions