For answers to admissions-specific questions not on this list, please call the Office of Admissions at 410-234-9220 or email carey.admissions@jhu.edu.

Admissions

  1. What are the application deadlines?
  2. In which round should I apply?
  3. How can I check the status of my application?
  4. I submitted my application by the application deadline. When can I expect to receive a decision from the Admissions Committee?
  5. Why is a photo required with my application?
  6. If admitted to Carey, what do I need to do to confirm my enrollment?
  7. What do I need to do to be considered for a merit scholarship?
  8. How do I know if my program of interest has a fall start date or a spring start date?
  9. Where will I take classes?
  10. I have been admitted to the Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program for fall, can I change my preferred campus from Baltimore to DC or DC to Baltimore?

  11. Select degree programs at the Carey Business School use a software platform called interview stream.  I received an invitation from Carey to upload responses to interview questions using interview stream and I am having technical problems, what should I do?  What if these technical problems, prohibit me from submitting my interview by the deadline date?

Admissions Requirements

  1. What are the requirements for applying to the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School?
  2. I submitted application materials to the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. I would like to have a copy of something in my file, can I have a copy sent to me or someone else?
  3. What is the application fee?
  4. Is the GRE accepted in place of the GMAT?
  5. Is there a minimum GMAT or GRE score?
  6. I have taken the GMAT and/or GRE more than once. Are all of my scores considered?
  7. What are the school codes I should use to have my official test score report(s) sent directly from GMAC or ETS?
  8. The application requirements state that I need to send in transcripts from all institutions I have attended. What if the grades from my coursework at other schools appear on my primary undergraduate transcript? Do I need to send a multiple transcripts?
  9. If I applied to a program and later decided to withdraw my application prior to the release of a decision, can I change my mind later and re-activate it?
  10. What is the purpose of the additional information section? What do most applicants use it for?
  11. What types of recommendations does the Admissions Committee like to see?
  12. Can I add a graduate certificate?
  13. Is there an option to earn a second degree at Carey?

Learn More About the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

  1. Is the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School accredited?
  2. What student clubs and organizations are there at Carey?
  3. How engaged are the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School faculty with private industry?

International Applicants

  1. What resources at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School exist for international students?
  2. What is Summer Intensive?
  3. Is the TOEFL, PTE Academic, or IELTS required for all international applicants?
  4. What is ESOL and why might I be required to take it?
  5. Is it required that degrees earned be verified?

Financial Aid

  1. Are scholarships available?
  2. Are international students considered for scholarships?

Admissions
 

What are the application deadlines?

Application deadlines may vary by academic program. Refer to the application deadlines page for a complete list of application deadlines for the approaching semester or academic year.

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In which round should I apply?

Early applications are always encouraged. In fact, best consideration for merit-based aid is offered “by round” and therefore those with early applications may have the greater opportunities for merit based aid. However, you should apply when you feel you can submit your best application.

Make sure you have assembled all required application documents when submitting your application.  If standardized testing is required for the program you are applying to, ensure you have prepared fully for each standardized test. If you are rushing to finish your application by the priority deadline and feel you could use extra time, apply by the standard deadline instead. Although you want to submit the best application possible, please keep in mind that it may be more difficult to be admitted in final rounds due to space limitations in high volume programs.

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How can I check the status of my application?

Once you submit your application online, you will be able to check your online status by signing in with your email address and password. You will then be able to see which materials our office has received and which we are still awaiting. Because it can take time to process materials, you should allow two weeks following an application deadline for materials that were submitted separately to be reflected on your status page. If your application is still incomplete four weeks after the application deadline, we will email you to let you know.

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I submitted my application by the application deadline. When can I expect to receive a decision from the Admissions Committee?

Applicants will receive their decision by close of business (5 p.m. ET) on the Carey response date decision posted online. For a list of this year’s application and decision dates, please visit the application deadlines page.

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Why is a photo required with my application?

All full-time programs at Carey require a mandatory interview. The interview is sometimes conducted in-person, by Skype or using a video-platform (i.e. Interview Stream). The photo will help the recruiter identify you as the person submitting the application. Even in the case of part-time programs, recruiters use the photo to put a face with the name—Carey recruiter photos are available online as well for your convenience.

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If admitted to Carey, what do I need to do to confirm my enrollment?

Accepting the admission offer at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is an easy two-step process. First, you will use the link provided in your admission letter to submit your enrollment decision form—this is step one. Along with step one, you must complete step two, which is to submit the non-refundable enrollment deposit. This amount is applied toward your tuition upon registration. Remember, the deposit is non-refundable.

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What do I need to do to be considered for a merit scholarship?

All applicants are automatically considered for a merit-based scholarship. There is no need to take any additional steps to be considered. If you are awarded a merit-based scholarship, you will be notified at the same time you learn of your admission to the program. If you do not receive a merit-based scholarship, there are other means of financing your graduate studies, including outside scholarships or guaranteed student loans for which you may be eligible.

In the United States, guaranteed student loans are restricted to those meeting particular citizenship and other requirements—see fafsa.ed.gov for details.

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How do I know if my program of interest has a fall start date or a spring start date?

Depending on the academic program (full-time or part-time, degree or certificate), some programs offer a fall only start semester—other programs may offer a fall and spring start semester. For more information on your program of interest, please refer to our Admissions Requirements grid.

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Where will I take classes? 

Our two main campuses are located in Baltimore's Harbor East neighborhood, and in Washington, D.C. For more information on where your program of interest is taught, please visit our campuses webpage.

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I have been admitted to the Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program for fall, can I change my preferred campus from Baltimore to DC or DC to Baltimore?

Most applicants apply to the desired campus of their choice.  Applicants who are admitted are admitted to the campus indicated on their application.  If an admitted student to the MSF program wants to change their campus, a one-time request can be made (if space is available at the other campus) to change campuses by sending an Email with your full name, date of birth and AY ID number to carey.admissions@jhu.edu.  All campus requests must be made no later than May 1.  Campus changes will be granted one time and only if space is available.  You will receive written confirmation back regarding your campus change request.

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Select degree programs at the Carey Business School use a software platform called interview stream.  I received an invitation from Carey to upload responses to interview questions using interview stream and I am having technical problems, what should I do?  What if these technical problems, prohibit me from submitting my interview by the deadline date?

Many applicants have no difficulty with successfully uploading their recorded interview into the interview stream software.  However, if you do have problems, do not panic.  Send an Email to: the recruiter of your program with your full name (last, first), date of birth, and ApplyYourself (AY) ID number.  You are encouraged not to wait until the final deadline date to upload your interview responses just in case you have technical problems.  Again, most applicants do not have problems.  However, if you have problems and worked to notify Carey Admissions in advance of the deadline, we will work with you directly with no penalty to your application.

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Admissions Requirements
 

What are the requirements for applying to the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School?

To apply to the full-time MBA or MS program at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, applicants must have a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution (or the international equivalent) and must have taken either the GMAT or the GRE. Applicants must also fill out the online application form (including an essay), provide transcripts from every college or university attended, submit one professional and/or academic recommendation, and pay the application fee.  A mandatory interview is also a part of the application requirements. Applicants to the part-time programs must complete the same requirements; however, the GMAT or GRE can be waived in certain circumstances—see GMAT/GRE waiver request in the online application. Part-time students are heavily consulted during the application process. As a result, an interview is not required.

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I submitted application materials to the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. I would like to have a copy of something in my file, can I have a copy sent to me or someone else?

All documents submitted to the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School become the property of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and cannot be returned to you or forwarded to another entity.  However, if an applicant did not waive his/her right to view the recommendation at the time of application, upon enrollment to the Carey Business School, the student can make a request to the Carey Admissions Office to inspect the recommendation.

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What is the application fee?

Applications to all programs at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School require a $100 application fee.

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Is the GRE accepted in place of the GMAT?

Yes. We will accept official GRE scores in place of, or in addition to, GMAT scores for applicants who have taken the GRE within the past 5 years.

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Is there a minimum GMAT or GRE score?

Competitive GMAT/GRE averages for admission vary by program. However, there is no set minimum GMAT or GRE score required to file an application to the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. You may wish to speak with the designated admissions officers for your program of interest to discuss competitive scores and your potential readiness for graduate study based on your scores and other application factors.

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I have taken the GMAT and/or GRE more than once. Are all of my scores considered?

We see and consider all the scores you have received as we review your application, although we credit the highest score you achieved. We do not average scores.

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What are the school codes I should use to have my official test score report(s) sent directly from GMAC or ETS?

You can request GMAT score reports through www.mba.com (use code KGB-B0-98) and GRE scores through www.ets.org (use code 0834).

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The application requirements state that I need to send in transcripts from all institutions I have attended. What if the grades from my coursework at other schools appear on my primary undergraduate transcript? Do I need to send a multiple transcripts?

The Admissions Committee needs to see the grades you received in all of your courses. If your primary undergraduate transcript shows the courses you took at other schools—such as summer courses or courses taken during a study abroad program—along with the corresponding grades, you do not need to send in a separate transcript. If the grades do not appear on your primary transcript, then you do need to submit transcripts from other schools.

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If I applied to a program and later decided to withdraw my application prior to the release of a decision, can I change my mind later and re-activate it?

No, once an application is withdrawn, a new application must be filed if the applicant wants to be considered again for admission.

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What is the purpose of the additional information section? What do most applicants use it for?

The additional information section is an optional section that should be used to communicate information you would like the Admissions Committee to know that may not fit into another part of the application. Applicants typically use it to explain issues regarding their undergraduate record or GMAT score, information about a job transition, or other information that is not apparent from the rest of the application.

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What types of recommendations does the Admissions Committee like to see?

The application requires one professional and/or academic recommendation. For applicants with full-time work experience, a professional reference is ideal. If you submit a professional recommendation, we prefer it come from your most recent supervisor. Please select recommenders who know you well and can speak to your strengths.

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Can I add a graduate certificate? 

Students who are currently enrolled in a degree program at the Carey Business School and wish to add a certificate must submit a written request to Office of Admissions. Please view the Graduate Programs section to determine specific requirements. Applications to add a certificate must be submitted during the first semester of enrollment in the Carey Business School degree program.

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Is there an option to earn a second degree at Carey?

The Second Degree option is available to graduates for a Carey degree program who wish to immediately add a full-time degree program Applicants to the second degree programs at Carey should consult the “second degree” instructions.

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Learn more about the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
 

Is the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School accredited?

The Johns Hopkins University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Carey Business School is in the process of seeking specialized accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

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What student clubs and organizations are there at Carey?

Student organizations enhance the quality of life at the Carey Business School. Clubs are shaped by the interests of the current students, so if you don’t find what you’re looking for, there may be an opportunity to create it. A list of current student organizations is available here.

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How engaged are the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School faculty with private industry?

Many of our faculty have active industry and government consulting practices. Their clients include Fortune 500 corporations and foreign governments.

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International Applicants

What resources at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School exist for international students? 

Johns Hopkins Office of International Services (OIS) provides immigration and visa services for students and scholars, local community connections, and a multitude of daily services for international students and their families. For more information, visit the OIS website.

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What is Summer Intensive?

Summer Intensive focuses on helping all incoming international students successfully transition into the American classroom and culture. Group work and discussions focused around business concepts will help students prepare for the academic, professional, and social demands of being a student at Johns Hopkins University. Work in the classroom culminates in a student presentation and submission of an academic paper that adheres to APA guidelines. Co-curricular activities, which may include city sightseeing, a baseball game, and bowling, allow students to meet new friends and have fun.

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Is the TOEFL, PTE Academic, or IELTS required for all international applicants?

Applicants who hold a degree from an institution outside of the United States where the language of instruction was not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The preferred minimum TOEFL score is 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), and 100 (Internet-based). The preferred minimum IELTS score is 7.0. Individual programs may require additional evidence to demonstrate English language proficiency. The TOEFL code for the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School is 0834; IELTS does not require a code.

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What is ESOL and why might I be required to take it?

The admissions committee of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School may find it beneficial, if an applicant meets all other admission standards, to admit an applicant and require ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages). If the admitted student is a full-time student, no other fees apply for ESOL.

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Is it required that degrees earned be verified?

All degrees earned or expected from outside the United States (U.S.) must be evaluated course-by-course by one of the authorized credential evaluation agencies. See the Credential Evaluation Agency section for agency contact information. Please view the requirements page for more details on course-by-course evaluations.

For more information on applicant requirements for international students, please click here.

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Financial Aid

Are scholarships available? 

Applicants are reviewed for merit-based scholarships at the time of application (no separate application is necessary.) Students are also eligible to apply for endowed scholarships. To apply for endowed scholarships, please complete the Carey Business School Foundation Scholarship Application and submit along with your essay by July 15, 2015, for the 2015-2016 academic year. All scholarship funds have been exhausted for the 2015-16 year. The 2016-17 form will be available in March 2016. Please visit our institutional aid website to learn more.

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Are international students considered for scholarships? 

Although federal financial aid is not available for international students, they are considered for merit scholarships with their admissions application. No separate application is needed. Please refer to our Financial Aid website for information about our endowed scholarships and scholarships available from private organizations to some international students

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