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 those popular questions here.

So, without further ado. . .

Where do I send my official transcripts?

Please have your institution send your official transcript to our office:

Admissions Services
JHSPH
615 N. Wolfe Street, Suite E1002
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

Paper transcripts should arrive to our office in an envelope sealed by the issuing institution. No personal photo copies, please.

If your institution has a secure electronic delivery system for transcripts, they may email login information to admiss@jhsph.edu. Please note, such a delivery system is not the same as a copy sent as an email attachment. Emailed attachments are not considered official.

If you have transcripts from an institution physically located outside the U.S., please see our credentials evaluation requirement.

I just took the GRE. If my test scores don’t arrive by the deadline, will my application still be reviewed?

The Long Answer:
The Schoolwide policy is that the online application and all supporting materials such as official transcripts, test scores, and letters of recommendation 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.

The Short Answer:
Why risk it? Schedule tests and request transcripts well in advance. Submit all your materials before the deadline.