Wednesday, April 26, 2017

FAQs: The Reply Deadline & What Happens Next

The April 20 response deadline is long and gone, and the May 1st response deadline is almost here. If you're a fellowship recipient who submitted by April 20, you're probably wondering where your Hopkins ID is, among other things. If you're a non-fellowship recipient, you're probably wondering how to make sure everything is completed on time. Here are some frequently asked questions surrounding the reply process. 

When is the deadline exactly, exactly? Like I mean EXACTLY...
We want to begin this answer by discouraging waiting until the very last minute. But because we receive this question so frequently we'll go ahead and answer it. The May 1st deadline refers to Thursday, May 1, 2017 at 11:59 p.m., your local time. Remember, the Candidate Reply Form and matriculation payment must arrive in our office no later than the deadline -- so plan accordingly, especially if you're sending a check through snail mail postal service.

How can I confirm that you received my response?
After you submit the online form, you should receive an email confirming that your submission has been received. If you don't receive this email, check your spam folder and alternate email addresses. If you still can't find it, you can call us and we'll check for you. It's pretty common for the email to end up in spam folders, so do check before giving us a call. The direct line for the Office of Admissions is 202.663.5700.

When will I receive my JHU email address and access to the matriculated student portal?
Candidates who accept their offer by the deadline will receive their Johns Hopkins University email address, identification number and access to the matriculated student portal in mid-May. This portal includes a checklist to complete prior to enrolling at Johns Hopkins SAIS.

Will there be a new Facebook group for new students?
Yes, it will be made available in June and it will be managed by the Office of Student Life, rather than by the Office of Admissions. The private group will be exclusive to those who officially accepted our offer of admission.