FAQ

How do I apply?

Apply online here. Send in your supporting documents. Each program requires different supporting documents. Please find a listing of them here.

Where do I mail my supporting documents?

Johns Hopkins University,
AAP Admissions Office,
1717 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 101,
Washington, DC 20036

JHU AAP will only accept official transcripts that are electronically sent directly from the granting institution. Hand-delivered transcripts will be discarded upon receipt. Official e-scripts must be issued from the institution directly to aapadmissions@jhu.edu.

When does the next term start?

Please visit the Academic Calendar for a current list of semester start dates.

How do I check the status of my application?

Log back into your online application here.

Do I need to submit transcripts from every college or university I’ve attended, even if I only took a few courses at one of them?

Yes. We require official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions you attended. Transcripts depicting fewer than 12 credits that were transferred to a different US institution are not required unless pre-requisites are listed on them.

What is your FAFSA code?

The FAFSA code is E00473

What is the GRE and TOEFL code?

The code for the GRE and TOEFL is 8747

My GPA is below a 3.0. Can I still apply?

The Admissions Committee will consider all aspects of your application. As a result, applicant with less than a 3.0 GPA may still apply.

What does “conditional” and “provisional” status mean?

Conditional Admission: Domestic Students

Domestic students may upload an unofficial transcript; however, acceptance is conditional upon receipt of the official transcript. If you are currently finishing your degree, send an official transcript that includes the current semester. Once you have finished your degree, please send an official transcript that lists the degree conferral date.

All students admitted with a conditional status can send their official transcripts to AAP Admissions by using one of the providers here and using aapadmissions@jhu.edu as the recipient address.

Students with a conditional admissions status must submit an official transcript by the end of the semester’s add/drop period. You can check the dates for the add/drop period and the tuition refund schedule. JHU AAP will automatically dismiss any student with a conditional admission status who does not submit an official transcript by the end of the add/drop period.

International Students

International students may only submit official e-transcripts and WES or Educational Perspectives course-by-course reviews for international course work. International students are not eligible for a conditional admission status.

Provisional Students

A provisional student is one who does not fulfill the academic requirements for admission as a degree candidate, but if they complete specific prerequisite coursework and/or take a specific number of courses and complete them successfully, they can later be admitted as a degree student. The Admissions Committee determines which applicants are provisional. This information is expressed in the admission letter.

Can I just take courses? What if I don’t want a degree?

Only current students are allowed to register for classes. If an applicant does not want to become a degree candidate, they can apply to the program as a special student. For more information about becoming a special student please click here.

Is the immunization form required with the application or can I submit it after I have been reviewed?

The Immunization form is required for those under age 26, unless you meet the waiver criteria. The immunization form is not a part of the admissions process. Instead, it is required prior to registration for the first class. If a student is under the age of 26, in a fully online program, and does not live in the region surrounding Washington, DC they should use the Immunization Waiver form.

What will my diploma say?

Your diploma will say that you graduated from Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.

Does the Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) accept transfer credit from another accredited graduate program outside of Johns Hopkins?

Graduate courses taken at another institution other than Johns Hopkins University are not accepted and cannot count toward graduate degree requirements in the Advanced Academic Programs, unless specific approval is received in writing by the program director.

What is Advanced Standing and do I qualify?

Advanced Standing criteria varies by program. Please visit the Admissions Requirements page for your program of interest to determine program specific qualifications and required materials.

Overall, Advanced Standing allows consideration for seasoned professionals with accomplishments in a field or those who have graduate-level coursework from an accredited college or university to be exempt from taking up to two courses towards degree completion. This policy applies to the programs listed below only and the request for consideration must be made at the time of application. Applicants approved for advanced standing will receive official notification in their acceptance letter.