Monday, March 21, 2016

FAQs: The Johns Hopkins SAIS Fall 2016 Waitlist

If you’ve found yourself on the wait list, you probably have a lot of questions, and for good reason. Wait list processes can vary widely from school to school, adding yet another element of uncertainty to your graduate school plans. To help clear up any confusion, we’ve compiled some FAQs about the Johns Hopkins SAIS wait list. Leave a comment below if you have additional questions.

How does the wait list work at Johns Hopkins SAIS?
The wait list exists to make sure we enroll our ideal number of students. If space in our class becomes available, the Committee reconvenes to consider candidates on the wait list, and what they would contribute to the incoming class. Please note that the wait list is NOT ranked.

How many candidates will be accepted off the wait list?
The number of candidates admitted from the wait list is contingent upon the number of first-round candidates who accept our offers of admission. This number varies from year to year.

What should I do to remain on the wait list?
Email as soon as possible to let us know you’d like to stay on the wait list. If you do not respond by May 2, you will automatically be removed.

How can I update my application?
You can update your application by sending your materials to, or by mailing them to us in hardy copy. Relevant materials to send include:
  • resumes reflecting new responsibilities
  • updated standardized test scores
  • updated transcripts
Should you be accepted, we will need your updated official transcripts prior to matriculation.

When will I know if I’ve been accepted off the wait list?
We will keep you informed of any wait list status changes throughout the summer.