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Date: Nov 2012

Files on a deskAs we mentioned in an earlier post, the first of our application deadlines is Saturday,
December 1
.  Historically, our office is swamped with applications and materials the days immediately before and after this deadline.

So, as we stack the proverbial sandbags in preparation for this flood, we wanted to remind you of the following.

Need to call us?

Our number is: 410-955-3543 and our posted phone hours are Monday through Friday,
8 a.m. to noon
(Eastern).  

We often answer phones in the afternoon, but during the height of the application season we reserve this time for the concentrated processing of applications.

If you call us and we’re not able to answer, please leave a message. Someone from our office will return your call the next morning.

Want to know the status of your supporting documents?

Once your application is submitted and application fee paid, we will create your official application file, begin processing your supporting documents, and enter those documents in your online record.

You can log into your online application at any time and view the status of your materials.

Please note, our admissions staff works hard to process materials as quickly and accurately as possible, but we do ask for your patience.  It may take up to two weeks to process your materials and post them to your online account. 

One final note about your application status - we do our best to contact you if we have any problems or are missing components from your file, but in the end, it’s your responsibility to make sure we’ve received everything. We can’t encourage you enough to regularly log in and check your application.

What happens now?

We wrote a series of posts about our application process a few months ago. One post detailed what happens when you hit submit.  Another talked about the admissions review. If you’d like to know more about our process, those posts are for you.

Once your application is deemed complete and sent for review, there isn’t much more to do.

Sit back, relax and try to enjoy the December holidays!

Thanksgiving GreetingsAdmissions Services will be closed Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 to allow staff to spend the U.S. Thanksgiving Holiday with their families.

We will return full of turkey to diligently process applications on Monday, November 26.

Wishing you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving!

As we approach the first of our application deadlines, the following enters our list of top ten questions:

Can I submit my [insert your missing application material here] after the deadline?

The Schoolwide policy is the online application and all supporting materials must be submitted by the application deadline.  

SOME of our programs--NOT ALL--are willing to review applications completed soon after the deadline.

If you know you have materials arriving after the deadline, you may want to contact your program and keep them updated on your situation. They will advise you on how late is too late.

What could happen if my materials are late?

Once the deadline has passed, Admission Services can no longer guarantee an admissions review.  Submitting materials after the deadline may also hurt your chances of funding through the department. 

What can you do to be safe?

Submit your application and materials early. Don’t wait until the last minute to click submit.

As always, best wishes to you and your application!

Proceed to Submission button from the application

Taryn on the patio.This week’s “Admissions Profile” will introduce you to another of our smiling recruiters.

Please meet:

Taryn Mallonee

Assistant Director, Recruitment and Events

  1. What do you like about living in/near Baltimore?
    I live just outside of Baltimore city (about 10 minutes southwest) which is great because I like living in the county but going into the city is very easy for us.  I love going to Orioles and Ravens games…every Sunday in my house during football season is a holiday.  I also enjoy going into the city every Sunday morning to go to the Farmer’s Market.  It’s an enormous market with local vendors selling everything from produce to dairy products to jewelry.
  2. Your favorite thing to do in Baltimore?
    I love going down to Fells Point and having lunch and/or dinner with family and friends right on the water.  Fells Point also has a lot of little shops and boutiques so it’s always fun to do some window shopping there as well.
  3. Do you have a favorite Baltimore food/restaurant?
    This sounds like the typical Baltimorean thing to say, but CRABS are my favorite!  I can pick crabs for hours at a time and it never gets old to me.  I usually outlast everyone at the table.  My favorite Baltimore restaurant is Mama’s on the Half Shell in Canton.  They have great seafood and the best Orange Crushes!
  4. What do you like best about your job? 
    Planning all of the school-wide events and interacting with current and prospective students.  It’s exciting to work with students who truly care about what they are studying and who have a passion for wanting to help others.  I also enjoy seeing the students at every stage of becoming a JHSPH student – from being a prospective applicant, to being an applicant, to being an admitted applicant, and finally to being an actual student. 
  5. How long have you been at Hopkins? (specifically, in Admissions Services)
    I have been at Hopkins in the Admissions Services Office for a little over four years.
  6. Favorite color?
    GREEN….I love all shades of green!
  7. Favorite sports team? 
    Baltimore Ravens!!!  Purple Friday is the best day of the week!
  8. Hobbies/activities
    I enjoy being active.  I love going to the gym, taking my dog on long walks and hikes, running, and skiing.  I also enjoy reading mystery novels and watching movies (dramas and suspense movies are my favorite). Oh and I LOVE watching Wheel of Fortune!  My dream is to be on the show one day. 
  9. What did you have for lunch today?
    A salad…with tuna!  My lunches tend to be pretty boring every day but I will get a little crazy every once in a while and throw some tuna on my salads or hot sauce on my sandwiches.
  10. If you were to be locked all by yourself in E1002 for one week, with no electrical power, what is one thing you would bring with you?
    A blanket…it’s freezing in this place!

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