Tips to Avoid Delays and Missed Deadlines

Six tips for submitting and ordering your official transcripts, test scores, and other supporting documents so they arrive in time for your degree program’s application completion deadline.

1. Order your official transcripts at the same time you are completing the online application form. Please be sure to list all institutions that you have attended on the Academic History section of the application form. Whether you earned a degree or just enrolled in courses, you are required to request and submit an official transcript for each institution listed on the Academic History section of the application.

2. If your previous institutions offer electronic transcript delivery, it is strongly recommended that you select this option. All electronic transcript requests should be sent by email to the Johns Hopkins School of Education or Johns Hopkins University – Graduate Programs at If your previous institution offers mail only for official transcript delivery, please consider selecting an expedited sending option.

3. All applicants are strongly encouraged to fully submit the online application form, and request all required documents well ahead of your degree program’s posted completion deadline (See Admission Deadlines & Requirements). You do not need to wait for your transcripts or letters of recommendation to be received to finish, sign, and submit your application form.

4. If you elect to use standard regular USPS mail and your transcripts are coming from an institution within the U.S. (domestic), we now advise that you request transcripts to be ordered at least two weeks before your program’s posted application deadline.

5. If you are an international applicant or attended a post-secondary institution outside the U.S. or Canada, you are required to submit an international credential evaluation (See International Student Admissions). This requires you to send your official transcript to the evaluation agency for a course-by-course evaluation, which once completed will be sent by the agency to the Johns Hopkins School of Education Office of Admissions. Depending where your institution is located, the process may take anywhere from 8 to 12 weeks.

6. Once you have submitted your application form, check the status of your application weekly, so you can keep track of which requirements have been received and which remain outstanding.

  • If you notice, for example, that your providers for required letters of recommendation have not sent/completed the request after seven days, email your provider to make sure that they have received the emailed request from Johns Hopkins School of Education Office of Admissions.
  • If they did not receive the request, ask them to check their mail filters (spam/junk folders) and check to see that you entered their correct professional address in the application form. If you need assistance beyond this, please contact the Office of Admissions.

As always, if you have questions about requesting any of your required supporting documents or the tips listed above, please contact us at

All electronic transcript requests should be sent to the Johns Hopkins School of Education, email:
If you use a postal service or a private service carrier, please request all mailed official transcripts to be delivered to the following address:

Johns Hopkins University
Office of Admissions
School of Education
2800 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218