Responding to Your Offer of Admission
RESPONDING TO YOUR OFFER OF ADMISSION
Application decision notifications will be emailed to you as well as delivered through the applicant status portal. You can check the portal by logging-in to education.jhu.edu/applynow.
We ask that you notify us of your decision to accept an offer of admission by submitting a response via the application portal. If you choose not to accept an offer, please use the same offer response form listed above to decline the offer.
If your program requires an enrollment deposit, you may make payment through a major credit card directly after submitting your offer response. Please note that all tuition deposits are non-refundable. Deposit deadlines vary depending on the degree program to which you have been admitted, so be sure to pay close attention to your specific program deadlines.
Once your response is submitted, proceed to complete the steps outlined in the Newly Admitted Student Checklist located in the Admitted Student Portal. A copy of this checklist has been provided in the Admitted Student Checklist listed below.
The time frame for responding to your admission offer in the Admitted Student Portal is approximately two weeks from the date you received your admission decision email notification, or based on your program’s due date. If we receive no response for the term you applied, your application will be administratively withdrawn at the start of the semester. If you wish to be considered for a future semester after you have been administratively withdrawn, you will be required to submit a new admissions application and application fee.
Admission Deferral Request
ADMISSION DEFERRAL REQUEST
If unexpected circumstances prevent you from starting your degree program in the term you were admitted, you may request to defer your enrollment for up to the next period of your admission, if deferral is offered by the program of study you were admitted.
Some SOE degree programs permit the deferral of admission, while others do not (see the list below); however, deferral of admission is not automatic. SOE degree programs permitting deferral will require a new application if the student does not enroll in the deferred term originally designated. Deferral of admission is limited to one request per admitted program.
If an enrollment deposit is required by the program to which you are admitted, the deposit must be paid before the deferral form will be processed. All deferral requests are subject to review and approval by both the program and the Admissions Office.
If the deferral is denied or the deferred student cannot enroll in a program for the approved term, he or she will have to submit a new application. Supplemental application materials for previously submitted applications are retained in the Office of Admissions for up to two years. Applicants who did not request an admissions deferral by the start date of the original semester admitted will be required to submit a new online admissions application.
The following SOE programs do not offer admission deferral:
- Doctor of Education (EdD)
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
- Ms in Education – International Teaching and Global Leadership (ITGL)
- MS in Education – Educational Studies/TFA-TNTP
- MS in Education Policy
- Graduate Special Students/Non-Degree Seeking
To request a deferral of admission, complete the Deferral Request Form.
Newly Admitted Student Checklist
After you accept your offer of admission, you will receive an email from the SOE Registrar’s Office requesting that you activate and set-up your Johns Hopkins University Enterprise Directory (JHED) ID and JHU email account. JHED is a university-wide online directory of students, staff, and faculty. New students need to locate and activate their Login ID. The JHED ID and password give admitted students access to a variety of JHU online resources, including online registration and online library services.
- Go to the myJHU website.
- Click the “First Time” user tab.
- Enter your JHED ID (above) in the Login ID box.
- Follow the prompts to verify your identity and create a password.
- Once your ID and password have been created, you may now log into SIS Self-Service.
International Students: You must use the last five digits of an assigned “988” number in place of a Social Security number when logging into JHED. This number is not a U.S. government-issued Social Security number and is only active within Johns Hopkins. You will be provided with this government ID via email within 24 to 48 hours of this notification. Prior to the first day of classes, please submit your valid U.S. Social Security number to the Admissions Office. After the first day of classes, any change to your government ID (SSN) requires presentation/submission of your Social Security card to the Office of the Registrar. Please request additional support through SEAM’s online form.
If you already have a JHED ID because you are a former student or employee at JHU, you will not receive an email. For instructions on activating your JHED, go to this tutorial to locate your JHED ID.
SET UP YOUR JOHNS HOPKINS OUTLOOK LIVE E-MAIL
- All students will need their JHU e-mail account to register for classes. The university sends correspondences such as billing statements, universal announcements, and academic communications to your JHU e-mail account, so it is important for students to both activate and monitor this e-mail account.
- Log in to the university enterprise portal, myJHU.
- You will be prompted to “Accept the Office 365 Terms of Service” in order to set up the account for use. Scroll down to the bottom to accept.
- Once the Terms of Service have been accepted, you will see the “Office 365 Quick link” on the left side of the portal page.
- Your e-mail should now be established. It may take an hour for your “E-Mail Alert” to be removed from your record. You can access this e-mail from the homepage of the myJHU website.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: CHECK-IN WITH THE OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL SERVICES (OIS)
- If you are an international student who has come to the U.S. on a JHU-sponsored visa, you must complete your visa paperwork with the Office of International Services (OIS). Their email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you need a PDF of your admission offer letter on university letterhead, please email email@example.com.
LOG IN TO THE STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (SIS)
Log in to the Student Information System (SIS) portal using your JHED ID. This information was emailed to you after you accepted your offer of admission.
LOCATE YOUR ACADEMIC ADVISER IN SIS
To locate your assigned adviser, navigate to the Registration Tab and select Program of Study Info from the drop-down menu. Contact your academic adviser to receive a course plan for your program of study. If you academic adviser is not available, please locate the academic program coordinator located under the Contact an Academic Program section of the Admissions website.
REGISTER FOR CLASSES
In SIS, select the Registration tab to search and register for courses in the term that you were admitted.
- Teach For America (TFA)/TNTP Students: Please do not register for any courses until you receive communication from the JHU School of Education TFA office.
- MS Education/International Teaching & Global Leadership students: Please do not register for any course until you receive a communication from the ITGL Academic Program Office. Questions may be directed to SOE-MSITGL@jhu.edu.
Complete the Student Orientation to gain access to your courses in Blackboard. To access the SOE Student Orientation:
- Log in to myJHU.
- Click on the Education tab in the left side menu and Blackboard.
- The new student orientation will be visible under the My Courses Plus tab.
- This orientation course includes the following sections:
- Orientation Requirements
- Student Services
- Academic Program Info
- Academic Conduct
- Blackboard Learning Management System
- Online Learning
- Online Tools
- Avoiding Plagiarism
If you are unable to see the SOE Student Orientation in your course list, this indicates that you have not officially registered for courses in SIS.
LEARN ABOUT YOUR FINANCIAL AID OPTIONS
Click here to learn about how to apply for financial aid available to U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens through the FAFSA, and to learn more about partial scholarships available through the SOE Endowed Scholarship Program.
For information on tuition, fees, and payment plans, including employment-based tuition programs, please click here for Student Account Services.
PURCHASE YOUR TEXTBOOKS
Visit the Barnes & Noble College online store to purchase course textbooks and materials. The bookstore opens four weeks before the start of the semester or term. If your book is not listed at that time, no textbook information has been entered by the instructor. In this instance, please keep checking back, as information is updated daily before the semester start.
Orders may also be placed by phone 800-325-3252 or fax 800-499-0143. For questions about your book order, contact MBS customer service at 800-325-3252.
LEARN MORE ABOUT ACADEMIC POLICIES AND STUDENT SERVICES
ADD EMERGENCY CONTACT INFO INTO SIS
It is important for the university to have an emergency contact for you, in the case of an emergency. Log into SIS and hover over the “Personal Information” tab. Emergency contact is the third option under “Personal Information.” Please complete this information prior to beginning of courses.
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