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Deadline Alert!And the application deadlines keep coming!

February 15, 2014

March 1, 2014

Remember, the Schoolwide policy is all your materials should arrive to our office before the deadline! DON’T wait until the last minute. Submit your application and supporting materials now.

Best wishes to you and your application!

Deadline Alert!If you’re a regular reader, you already know our application deadlines vary by department, degree program and sometimes degree track.

Deadlines begin December 1 and run through the summer.

We do our very best to keep you informed, but it’s up to you to know your program, its requirements and corresponding deadline.

The following deadlines are rapidly approaching!

January 31, 2014

February 1, 2014

February 15, 2014

Remember, the Schoolwide policy is all your materials should arrive to our office before the deadline! DON’T wait until the last minute. Submit your application and supporting materials now.

Best wishes to you and your application!

Question markIt’s time for another edition in our series of posts: “What You’re Asking.”

Here’s how it works: 
I scope out emails sent to admiss@jhsph.edu and tally the most frequently asked questions. I answer a couple of the most popular questions here.

1. As long as I submit my online application before the application deadline, can my other materials (test scores, transcripts, etc.) arrive later?

The Schoolwide policy is that the online application and all supporting materials (official transcripts, test scores, letters of recommendation, etc.) must be submitted by the application deadline.

Some of our departments (NOT ALL) are willing to review applications completed soon after the deadline. However, once the deadline has passed, admissions can no longer guarantee a review. Submitting materials after the deadline may also hurt your chances of student funding through the department.

Some of our programs (including the Schoolwide MPH) have priority and final deadlines. Applicants who complete their application by the priority deadline have a better chance of receiving funding.  Once the final deadline has passed, incomplete applications may not be reviewed.

You may wish to contact your department of interest to discuss any late materials and their possible effect on your application.

2. I asked my previous school to send my transcripts in November. I don’t see them in my online application. Have you received them?

Each year, we receive over 3,000 formally submitted applications (plus the accompanying transcripts, letters of recommendation and test scores). Many more applications remain unsubmitted and are never finished. Because of this volume, we do not process materials for unsubmitted applications or for those applications with unpaid application fees.

Materials that arrive before the application is submitted are date stamped and placed in a holding file.

Once the application is submitted and application fee paid, we create an official application file, begin processing supporting materials, and enter those materials into the online record.

Applicants may log into their online application and follow this process.

Our admissions staff works hard to process materials as quickly and accurately as possible, but it is a manual process.  It does take time - up to ten business days - especially if you submitted on or near a major application deadline.

Remember, the application and all its supporting documents are due before the application deadline. You won’t be penalized for our processing time, but if you wait until the last minute, there may not be time to resolve any issues before the department stops accepting applications.

We definitely do not want that!

Submit your application and materials now!

Deadline alert!Hope your new year is off to a good start!

We’re here to remind you of some upcoming application deadlines.

January 15, 2014

January 31, 2014

February 1, 2014

If you’re applying to one of these programs, DON’T wait until the last minute. Submit your application and supporting materials now.

Remember, the Schoolwide policy is all your materials should arrive to our office before the deadline!

Best wishes to you and your application!

Student celebrates good newsGreat news!

The final application deadline for the full-time MPH program has been extended to January 31, 2014!

You have thirty additional days to submit your application and materials!

Just keep in mind, if you have international academic records, you need to have them evaluated by a third-party credentials evaluation agency. This process generally takes at least a month. In order to make the January 31 deadline, we suggest you start the evaluation process no later than January 6.

All other materials - including the online application, test scores, domestic transcripts and letters of recommendation – should be received or postmarked by January 31. In order to make this deadline, we suggest you request domestic transcripts no later than January 21.

If you’re not ready to apply to the full-time program this January, the application for our next full-time cohort will open through SOPHAS in September 2014.

The Bloomberg School also offers the MPH in an online/part-time format with start dates in June, November and January. The application for the June 2014 start date is open now (priority deadline – January 2, final deadline – February 1). The application for the November 2014 Barcelona, Spain cohort will open in SOPHAS March 1, 2014.

You can also take courses as a non-degree seeking student as soon as January as long as you register for Introduction to Online Learning by January 10.  These courses can apply to your degree should you enroll in the MPH.