Tips to Avoid Delays & Missed Deadlines

Check out these six tips for submitting your official transcripts, test scores, and other supporting documents so they arrive on time.

  1. Order your official transcripts at the same time you are completing your online application. List all institutions 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.
  2. If your previous institutions offer electronic transcript delivery, we recommend 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. We encourage you to fully submit the online application form and request all required documents well ahead of your program’s posted application 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 United States (domestic), we advise that you request your transcripts at least two weeks before your program’s posted application deadline.
  5. If you are an international applicant or you attended a post-secondary institution outside the United States or Canada, you should submit your international credential evaluation request (See International Student Admissions) as soon as possible. Depending on where your institution is located, this process may take anywhere from eight to twelve weeks.
  6. Once you have submitted your application form, we recommend that you check the status of your application That way, 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 have questions about requesting any of your required supporting documents or the tips listed above, please contact the Johns Hopkins School of Education admissions team.