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Deadline AlertBeware the Ides of March!

Or just take note of the following:

Admitted students should accept or decline their offer of admission by APRIL 15.

How do you reply?

Log back into your online application and click the link for your decision letter (under “Decision status” at the bottom of the page). The letter includes a link to your enrollment form.

Please complete this form whether you plan to attend JHSPH or not.

If you plan to attend, you will likely be prompted to submit an enrollment deposit (some receiving departmental or employer funding have this waived).  Your enrollment deposit will be credited to your student account and later applied to your first tuition bill.

I haven’t received a decision yet! How do I reply by April 15?

We know some departments are still deliberating over applications and others have deadlines well into the summer.

If you’re accepted on or after April 15, please reply no later than three weeks from the date your offer is received.

If you have any questions, please email us at jhsph.admiss@jhu.edu.

Best wishes and thanks for reading!

BroomSpring weather is finally here and with it comes the urge to do a little tidying up.

First, on our chore list is a couple reminders for our readers.

Reminder:  Comment Policy

We welcome your comments and opinions (that is, after all, why we started this blog), but reserve the right to remove content that contains advertisements or commercial messages, are off-topic, or use offensive or inappropriate language. Comments that are defamatory, infringe the rights of others, or violate the law or University policy may also be removed.

This blog is administered by the Bloomberg School’s Admissions Services. If you have concerns about content, or have questions or comments, please direct them to admiss@jhsph.edu.

Reminder #2:   Submit Your Admissions Decision!

If you received an offer of admission, you need to accept or decline our offer by the end of today, April 15.

If you are accepted on or after April 15, please reply no later than three weeks from the date your offer is received.

Reminder #3: When We’ll Be Where

We travel quite a bit to talk to prospective students with questions about our school. You can see when and where we’ll be on our recruitment calendar. This list is ever changing and we encourage you to check it now and then.

See you just as soon as the Spring cleaning is done!

Alarm clockWith over 100 admitted students visiting today, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to talk about:

Replying to your offer of admission!

The deadline for admitted students to accept or decline their offer of admission is APRIL 15.

How do you reply?

Log back into your online application and click the link for your decision letter (under “Decision status” at the bottom of the page). The letter includes a link to your enrollment form.

Please complete this form whether you plan to attend JHSPH or not.

If you plan to attend, you will likely be prompted to submit an enrollment deposit (some receiving departmental or employer funding have this waived).  Your enrollment deposit will be credited to your student account and later applied to your first tuition bill.

I haven’t received a decision yet! How do I reply by April 15?

We know some departments are still deliberating over applications and others have deadlines well into the summer.

If you’re accepted on or after April 15, please reply no later than three weeks from the date your offer is received.

Questions? Feel free to contact us!

question markAs part of a monthly series, I once again kept a tally of questions directed to admiss@jhsph.edu. In this post, I’ll address the three most asked questions.

1.  I’m interested in a public health graduate degree. How do I learn more?

You’ve come to the right place!

The Bloomberg School offers nine public health graduate degrees from ten academic departments. These degrees include our Schoolwide Master of Public Health (MPH) as well as a plethora of degrees in everything from reproductive cancer biology to social factors in health to genetic epidemiology and human nutrition. There are over fifty degree tracks!   

We in admissions are happy to help you with general questions and the application process, but we encourage you to thoroughly review our website, narrow your interests and then contact the academic coordinator for the program that truly calls to you.  If you have trouble locating a contact, just let us know and we’ll help you out.

2.  What is the status of my application? Has a decision been made?

The quickest way to learn the status of your application is to log back in to your online account. Some of our programs will post their decisions within the application for you to see. Others will let you know a decision has been made and contact you by mail.

It typically takes eight to ten weeks from the time your application was completed (not submitted) for the admissions review committee to reach an admissions decision. 

If you have any questions about your decision or need a specific timeframe, you should contact your program directly.

For more information, see “Waiting” and “Our Process-Part 3: Under Review.”

3.  My application says I need to submit final transcripts. I thought I sent everything?

This notation generally appears in the applications of those currently completing coursework or a degree. Your school likely sent us an “in progress” transcript showing your coursework to date.

While your “in progress” transcript is usually sufficient for our admissions review, it will not fulfill the University’s final transcript requirement.  If you are admitted and before you begin classes at the School of Public Health, you will need to provide an official final transcript showing your newly completed courses and grades you earned. Admitted students who do not provide final documentation may not be able to register for classes or receive federal funding.

See the Admitted Student website or contact admissions if you have any questions.

Best wishes to you!

piles of filesLast month, I kept a tally of questions directed to admiss@jhsph.edu and wrote a post addressing the top five. It was a popular post and I hope that means it was helpful, especially because I plan to make it a monthly thing.

Five was a few too many, so I will address the three most asked questions of the past week.

1.  Have you received my materials?

Just as it was last month, this was by far the most asked question.

If your application is submitted, the easiest way for you to check your materials is to log back into your online application

If you JUST submitted, it may take up to ten days for us to match your materials to the online record.  We appreciate your patience.

If you have not yet submitted your application, your materials will be placed in a holding file. Remember, we don’t process supporting documents until your application is submitted and the application fee paid. This is yet another reason to submit early. If you wait until the last minute, there may not be time to resolve any potential issues.

For more information, see “Welcoming the Flood” and “Our Process – Part 2: What Happens When I Click Submit?”

2.  When will a decision be made on my application?

It typically takes eight to ten weeks for the admissions review committees  to reach an admissions decision. 

If you have any questions or need a more specific timeframe, you should contact your program directly.

For more information, see “Waiting” and “Our Process-Part 3: Under Review.”

3.  My application says I need to submit final transcripts. What does that mean?

Generally, this notation appears in the applications of those currently completing coursework or a degree. Your school likely sent us an “in progress” transcript, showing your coursework to date.

While your “in progress” transcript is usually sufficient for our admissions review, it will not fulfill the University’s final transcript requirement.  If you are admitted and before you begin classes at the School of Public Health, you will need to provide an official final transcript showing your newly completed courses and grades you earned. Admitted students who do not provide final documentation may not be able to register for classes or receive federal funding.

See the Admitted Student website or contact admissions if you have any questions.

Best wishes to you!