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Date: Jun 2013

question markWelcome to another edition of our popular monthly series, “What You’re Asking.”

A quick recap:  I scope out emails sent to admiss@jhsph.edu and tally the most frequently asked questions. I answer a few of the most popular questions in a blog post.

Here we go. . .

When can I apply for the 2014-2015 Academic Year?

The application for Bloomberg School degree programs beginning summer or fall 2014 will open September 1, 2013. Updated application deadlines and requirements will be posted by August.

Can I talk with someone in admissions about the timeframe, courses I’ll be expected to take, and/or possible field work associated with my program of interest?

Our admissions staff are a friendly bunch. They’re happy to chat about the School, its programs and our application process.  You may reach them by email or by calling 410-955-3543 Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 12 noon (we reserve the afternoons for the concentrated processing of applications). 

That said, when it comes to specific questions about a specific program, you would best be served by contacting the academic coordinator listed for your department or program. These folks may be found on the website or you can email us and we’ll help you locate an appropriate contact.

I attended an academic institution in France/Nigeria/India/a place physically located outside of the U.S. Do I really need to have my records evaluated by a credentials evaluation agency?

Yes. We’re in the process of updating the details and that information will be available in August. But in most cases, the answer is still yes.

We hope this helps! Thank you for your questions!

diversityThis weekend, our city celebrates Baltimore Pride 2013 – an event complete with High Heel Race, Pride Parade, Pride Festival and more! 

The 2013 celebration of Baltimore diversity is extra special – this year's Pride Parade will be the first attended by same sex couples legally married in the state of Maryland!

If you find yourself in town or nearby, stop by – it’s always a great time! 

Girl with computerBack in February, I wrote a post describing the many online learning opportunities at the Bloomberg School.  It’s a topic that is constantly expanding as new courses and programs are added to the online venue.

One thing to note: if you’re interested in taking an online course at the Bloomberg School, either as a non-degree student or as one of our incoming degree students, you're required to take Introduction to Online Learning (IOL).

IOL is a prerequisite for all online courses at the School. You will not be allowed to enroll in an online class without completing IOL first. IOL is offered each month and is free of charge.

If you’re an incoming student, we encourage you to take IOL before arriving for Orientation.

You need not take IOL if you plan to take classes through Coursera.