International Applicants

International applicants seeking a visa must submit all application materials three months prior to the start of the intended semester of study.

International College or University Coursework

Applicants who earned their post-secondary degree(s) in a country other than the United States are required to have a “course-by-course” credential evaluation with GPA performed by an outside evaluation service. The following three credential evaluation services are acceptable: World Education Services (WES), AACRAO or Educational Perspectives.  Do not send transcripts from international institutions.  The credential evaluation service will send us your transcript along with the evaluation.  We will not review your application until both are received.

World Education Services

World Education Services (WES) course-by-course evaluations must be sent to AAP officially.

WES evaluations are received electronically. To send us a WES evaluation, please visit: www.wes.org

Our institutional code is: Johns Hopkins Advanced Academic Programs, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 101, Washington DC 20036

AACRAO

American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) course-by-course evaluations must be sent to us officially.

AACRAO evaluations are sent through the mail.  To learn more, please visit: http://www.aacrao.org/index.aspx

Our institutional code is: Johns Hopkins University Advanced Academic Programs, Suite 101, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC 20036

Educational Perspectives

Educational Perspectives course-by-course evaluations must be sent to us officially.

To send us an Educational Perspectives evaluation, please visit: www.educational-perspectives.org

Our institutional code is: Johns Hopkins University Advanced Academic Programs, Suite 101, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC 20036

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English as a Second Language

International applicants must demonstrate English proficiency by meeting at least one of the following requirements:

  • The applicant submits official TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • The applicant holds a post-secondary degree from a country where English is both the official language and the only language of instruction
  • English is both the official language and the only language of instruction in the applicant’s native country

TOEFL

Official TOEFL score reports must be sent to us in the mail.  Photocopies or electronic TOEFL score reports will not be accepted. AAP requires a minimum score of 600 on the paper test, 250 on the computer-based test, and 100 on the Internet-based test.

To send TOEFL scores, please visit: http://www.ets.org/toefl

Our institutional code is: 8747 Johns Hopkins Adv Acad Programs

IELTS

Submit IELTS results through their website at: www.ielts.orgApplicants should contact the test center where they took the test directly and request that test scores be sent electronically using the IELTS system. All IELTS test centers worldwide are able to send scores electronically. AAP requires a bandscore of 7.0.

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Student Visas

Students admitted as degree candidates who plan to take courses onsite in the US, and who take at least three courses per semester, may request certification for an F-1 visa. Students for whom this may be a possibility should indicate yes on their admissions application at the appropriate checkbox regarding initiating the visa process. AAP international students on F-1 visas can only begin their program in the fall or spring semester. We cannot issue visas for the summer term. In order to maintain status on an F-1 visa, students in AAP must be enrolled in a minimum of three courses per semester, only one of which can be an online course. The Admissions Office will assist in the certification process (aapinfo@jhu.edu) which the student must complete with the Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISSS). For more information, international applicants should see the frequently asked questions page for international applicants on the AAP website, advanced.jhu.edu/students/international-students.

Student Visa Information

International students who have been admitted as degree candidates may request certification for an F-1 visa. A requirement of the F-1 visa is that an international student must be enrolled in at least 3 courses per semester (only one can be an online course). An international student who requires an F-1 visa may only begin courses in the fall and spring semesters.

The Office of International Student and Scholar Services is available to answer questions by phone at 410-516-1013 or by email at theworld@jhu.edu.

Programs That Do Not Sustain Visas

The following programs do NOT offer a sufficient number of onsite courses to sustain students coming to the US on visas:*

 

  • Certificate in Biotechnology Education
  • Certificate in Biotechnology Enterprise
  • Certificate in Digital Curation
  • Certificate in Geographic Information Systems
  • Certificate in Nonprofit Management
  • Certificate in Sequence Analysis and Genomics
  • Master of Arts in Museum Studies
  • Master of Arts in Museum Studies and Certificate in Nonprofit Management Dual
  • Masters in Biotechnology Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
  • Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems
  • Master of Science in Regulatory Science
  • Master of Science in Research Administration

*This list is subject to change.