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question markDo you have a question about our application process/requirements/

Do you need an answer now?

Perhaps the following questions and answers using past posts will help.

How do I apply to the Bloomberg School?

Do I really need to submit a standardized test score?

Will you waive your TOEFL requirement for me?

Who should provide my letters of recommendation and how should they do it?

Can you provide any guidance regarding the personal statement?

I previously applied to the Bloomberg School. How do I apply again?

What is the status of my submitted materials?

Is it John or Johns Hopkins?

Stacks of applications

Thanksgiving weekend is an exciting time in admissions: not just for family and turkey, but for the December 1 deadline!

December 1 is the first of our big application deadlines and it doesn’t disappoint. The above is just a portion of the applications we received!

Besides processing your applications and supporting materials, we’re also doing our best to address your many questions.

The most common question we’ve received is:

Have you received my transcripts/test scores/letters of recommendation/etc.?

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, you may want to give it a few days. It’s very likely your application is being processed as I write, your supporting materials pulled from holding files and passed from desk to desk as documents are checked and logged into the system.

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. 

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.

If you haven’t submitted your application, any materials we receive will be placed in a holding file. Each year, hundreds of people begin applications and/or submit materials, but never formally apply. Because of this volume, we don’t process supporting documents until your application is submitted and the application fee paid.

It’s 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?”

Best wishes to you and your application!

Girl using computerAre you waiting for your transcripts to arrive before submitting your online application?

Don’t wait!

Your materials may arrive in any order. The important thing is that they arrive BEFORE the application deadline. Once the deadline has passed, if we have not received your materials, you may not be reviewed.

Don’t risk it! Submit those applications and materials now!

If your documents arrive before you formally submit your application, we date stamp and place them in a holding file for up to two years. Once we receive your online application (about a day or so after you hit submit), our wonderful coordinators check our holding files, pull the appropriate documents and match them to your online account. You can follow that process by logging back in to your online application account.

Best wishes to you and your application!

Green light - go!You've researched our academic programs and found one providing the tools to fulfill your public health goals. What should you do next?

Start your application!

Applications to the Bloomberg School are submitted online through a service called ApplyYourself (AY).  To start an application, create an AY account and receive your password and pin.

Log in to your brand new application and enter your contact information, academic history, program you’re applying to, employment history, etc.  Supporting materials such as your personal statement and resume may be uploaded to your online account. Enter your recommendation providers and their contact information. They will receive an email providing the opportunity to provide a secure online recommendation.

You have the ability to save your work, log out and come back later. You may complete the application in a day, over several days or even several months. Just be sure to submit your application before the deadline of your program!

While you work on composing the perfect application, you should also order supporting materials (i.e. transcripts and test scores) and have them officially sent to Admissions Services. Materials you send as emailed attachments will not be accepted.

Application requirements can vary, so read our instructions carefully.

Applicants with international academic records should be aware of our credentials evaluation requirement and begin that process well in advance of their application deadline.

Supporting materials are also due before the application deadline. If your documents arrive before you formally submit your application, we’ll date stamp and keep them in a holding file for up to two years. No need to wait, submit those materials now!

Are you ready? Set. Go!

Young woman looking at computerThe application for programs beginning summer and fall 2014 is now open!

Do you wish to apply?

There are several resources providing instruction and guidance:

  • How to Apply” on the Admissions website
  • Admissions “FAQs
  • This blog
  • Our awesome staff - available by email or phone