Monday, March 14, 2016

Admitted into SAIS? 3 Resources You Should Know About

Let me begin this post by thanking everyone who applied to Johns Hopkins SAIS. Applying for graduate school is certainly not easy, as it requires a great deal of research, preparation, and effort on your end.  If you’re reading this particular post, you probably received the decision you’d hoped for. So, on behalf of the entire SAIS admissions team—congratulations! As you prepare for the next steps, make sure you’re aware of the resources below.

  1. The SAIS Admitted Student Site. Going forward, I will probably reference the Admitted Student Site often, because it contains basically all the information you'll need from now until the fall term begins. In it you will find directions on accepting your offer, registration links for open house and virtual information sessions, insights on summer opportunities, and even contacts for getting in touch with current SAIS students. I strongly, strongly encourage you to go through this site and read all the tabs thoroughly. You will need to access the link through your offer letter, as the link will not be made public.

  2. The SAIS Admitted Student Facebook Group. This group is a great way for you to introduce yourself to your future classmates, and to chat directly with SAIS student ambassadors and admissions staff. It’s exclusive to Fall 2016 admitted students, so you will need to request to be added to the group. We will check to verify that you’re an admitted student prior to accepting your request, and we will not publish the link online.

  3. The Financial Aid Decision Letter. All who applied for SAIS financial aid and fellowships should have received a separate letter from the Office of Financial Aid on March 11. Even those who were not extended a package should have received a letter. In the event that you did not receive a letter and should have, check your spam folder for an email from the Financial Aid Office. Also check ALL of your alternate email inboxes, sometimes the letter ends up in an inbox you did not input into the application system.