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In the last few weeks a lot of students have been contacting the Admissions Office to inform us that they have previously applied and are now applying for another degree or are reapplying for admission and that they would like to use some of the same supporting documents. As long as y our first application was within the last two years we still have the supporting documents from your first application. Once you apply for a second time, we match the applications and pull the transcripts and test scores. There is no need to request this to be done as this is part of us processing your application.

Please note, however, that standardized test scores such as the GRE expire five years after the test date and English Language Proficiency exams must be retaken after two years.

Letters of recommendation are handled differently. Whether you are reapplying for admission or applying for an additional degree, your situation has changed since you last applied. Therefore we highly encourage students to acquire new letters of recommendation. It is required to obtain at least one new letter of recommendation.

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 and 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!