Hey I'm thinking of applying RD but I don't know if I satisfy the foreign language requirement.
Freshmen year I took Latin I and then Sophomore year I took Japanese IV (four year equivalent of Japanese) because I'm fluent in Japanese. I've also taken the Japanese and Chinese SAT II Language exams because I'm fluent in both. Would that cover the foreign language requirement? Or is that not enough?
I do not work on the transfer admissions committee nor do they release an average GPA for transfer admissions, so I can't really answer your GPA question. I'd expect with an 8% acceptance rate, GPAs are going to be quite high.
The GECS program is pending approval and will not be approved in time for this year's application cycle. You will not have that program as an option when choosing your intended major(s) on the JHU supplement to the Common Application.
JHU does not have a foreign language requirement.
Just a quick question.... Wondered if JHU typically notifies the applicant when the application has been 'recieved'? My son applied in early December and his school should have submitted his transcript and recommendations at least a couple of weeks ago. He has also sent his test scores so they should be recieved shortly if not already...
So, does JHU wait to notify the student only when all of the individual items have been recieved? I imagine that's why we didn't hear anything yet and it's been a few weeks...
OK.... So I've now done a little better job of reading through some of the earlier posts in this thread. Admission Daniel has clearly dealt with my question about 'notifying applicants' many many times before... It's been answered, I've got the information that I needed... Thanks...
My child will not have four years of language study due to an unusual circumstance at his school. He will have two full years of honors Classical Greek and probably at least one semester of Greek at the college level. Will that be acceptable?
Thanks for searching for the answer. For those looking for the answer, here you go: Confirmation email/mail
SAT and other standardized tests do matter in the admissions review at Hopkins. In fact, EVERYTHING MATTERS. Here is what I always say about test scores .... "They matter more than one wants, but less than one thinks."
Johns Hopkins University does not have an official language requirement. In general, recommended preparation for all students includes four years of each of the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Foreign Language, Science with laboratory, a History and Social Science. It is recommended that students take 5 core academic courses each year throughout high school, focusing on academic core classes over elective classes. If one chooses to discontinue the study of an academic core course, it is strongly recommended that they supplement that course with an additional course in one of the other core academic areas. Please note that these are only recommendations and not requirements. Every individual student's own personal educational history will be taken into account when reviewing one's course selection. Applicants should explain unusual circumstances that prevent them from taking academic core classes.
Applicants to Johns Hopkins University do not need to send official copies of their AP / IB scores by the application deadline. If you are admitted to Johns Hopkins and choose to enroll, you will then be required to have the testing agencies official send all of your AP / IB scores to our Office of Academic Advising.
You should call the Admissions Office - 410-516-8171 - to request a duplicate packet be mailed. International mail does take some time, but you should have received it by now.
Admissions Daniel, regarding the Woodrow Wilson fellowship that my son sent in an application for---will they notify us at the same time as acceptances regarding that? Are the decisions made simultaneously or separately?
Yes, applicants will be notified of the Woodrow Wilson fellowship at the same time they receive their Regular Decision notification. Decisions are released simultaneously but not made simultaneously because a faculty committee selects the Woodorw Wilson fellows.
Thanks Sir, I was really worried until I read the message on this website. I really appreciate your help, I understand that you are busy - thanks for all the feedback. You being on this site really helps.
Hey there! I have a couple questions regarding the supplement for transfer students. I have previously applied while I was a senior in high school. I graduated in Spring 2008 but applied on the brink of Fall 2007, so which date should I put? Also, it asks for the year, school, and division that I applied to. By division, what exactly do they mean?
You put the date for which entry term you applied for. So if you applied for freshman admission to began this past fall then your term of entry that you applied for is Fall 2008. If you applied more than a year ago to start in September 2007, than your term of entry is Fall 2007. Johns Hopkins does not have application deadlines for spring admission, so the only term of entries can be Fall.
School refers to either the:
(1) Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
(2) Whiting School of Engineering
Division refers to the academic program you applied to -- the major you selected.