COVID-19 Updates for Current Students
Carey Business School continues to provide academic programs and resources for our students during these difficult and unprecedented circumstances.
All measures are reevaluated and updated as needed.
Updated: August 25, 2020
What you need to know:
- Carey Business School is moving all in-person courses scheduled for the Fall 2020 semester (Fall I and Fall II terms) to a remote-live synchronous (remote-live) format. Visit our Prospective Student COVID-19 updates page for more information and frequently asked questions.
- We will continue letter grades with an option to change to a pass/fail system for Fall 2020. For Session I and II courses, students may opt into pass/fail using SIS from September 15, 2020 through September 21, 2020. The deadline for Session I grade system updates is September 21, 2020. Information regarding additional dates for Session II grade system updates will be sent as we approach the start of Session II. Please contact Carey.Registration@jhu.edu with questions.
- For Fall 2020, the residency portions on the online sections of Business Communication, Negotiation, and Leadership in Organizations, will be conducted virtually. Please direct questions to email@example.com.
- Student services are being provided virtually. Please call or email the appropriate office for additional information. Students no longer have access to the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., campus facilities.
- On April 21, Ronald J. Daniels, president of Johns Hopkins University, announced a series of measures aimed at mitigating a projected revenue shortfall across the university due the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. More information is available at the Johns Hopkins Hub.
- International students should consult with their academic advisor if they plan to leave the United States before completing their degree program.
Fall 2020 Students
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is moving all of its in-person courses scheduled for the fall 2020 semester (Fall I and Fall II terms) to a remote-live synchronous (remote-live) format. This will include activities planned for Foundations Week/Orientation and residencies associated with some online part-time courses. Additional information will be communicated directly to students according to their programs.
Our first priority is ensuring the utmost safety of our students, faculty, and staff. This decision was made because of continued uncertainty surrounding potential local health restrictions, as well as U.S. immigration policy and other travel restrictions. Additionally, we consulted with leading health experts from across Johns Hopkins University to inform our decision. While many students expressed their preference for in-person instruction in the fall, a much larger number indicated they would be unable to attend in-person or wanted to study remotely.
We are taking every measure to ensure that our remote-live courses create a rich and rewarding learning experience for our students. We have invested in new “classroom studio” technology so that faculty can adapt their courses and lesson plans to provide the best educational experience possible.
Students with health concerns
If you are feeling ill—especially if the below criteria pertain to you—you are asked to call the Student Health and Wellness Center, rather than come in, so that initial guidance can be provided by phone:
- Symptoms of cough, shortness of breath, and/or fever of 100.4 or higher
- Travel from an area identified as high-risk for COVID-19
- Close contact with any person known to have COVID-19
The Student Health and Wellness Center are ordering COVID-19 tests for those who meet the criteria set by Johns Hopkins Infection Control. These criteria are updated on a regular basis, and the most current criteria for testing will be used when you are assessed over the phone.
If it is determined, based on the criteria, to administer a COVID-19 test, it could take up to 24 hours to arrange for the test during the weekday. If your test is being ordered on a weekend, you will be contacted on the next business day to arrange testing. Given the demand for tests, it is taking an average of two to five days to get results.
Carey Business School students (full- or part-time) can contact the Johns Hopkins Homewood Student Health and Wellness Center at 410-516-8270. The Well Center is open Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m.–4:45 p.m. (closed 12:30–1:30 p.m.) When the clinic is closed you will be connected with our nurse advice line for medical concerns. Visit the Johns Hopkins Hub for more information.
We know that the COVID-19 situation is causing significant change and potential anxiety and distress for our community. For resources and support, contact the Johns Hopkins Student Assistance Program.
International students may have questions about leaving the United States prior to the completion of their degree program. The decision to return home depends on your personal circumstances and requires that you consider all the potential consequences of your decision.
In addition to completing the above survey, we ask you consider the following:
- Contact your academic advisor to discuss your options if you plan to leave the United States before the end of the spring II session.
- Carey Business School will provide remote course instruction this summer if you choose to return home. Please note, Carey cannot guarantee the same level of remote course technology outside of the United States.
- In Spring II, if you are enrolled in a course that was built for blackboard, you may not have the same level of access as students who are being taught through Zoom lectures. This may impact your ability to complete degree requirements and delay your graduation. We will, however, work with you to finish your degree online.
If you return to your home country, you may not be able to re-enter the United States.
Please consult Office of International Services website and contact the office with any questions at https://ois.jhu.edu/.
Upon arrival to your home country, you may be held in quarantine.
Policies regarding foreign degree verification and residency (hukou) permit implications in China:
- Students from China planning to return to China should consult the Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange (CSCSE) regarding the requirements for foreign degree verification.
- According to the information provided by CSCSE, the current policy requires that at least 60% of the whole program is completed at the university abroad.
- To understand all requirements and evaluate how their departure may affect their situation, students may seek guidance from CSCSE at http://www.cscse.edu.cn/publish/portal0/tab132/default.htm.
Students should also consult CSCSE to understand whether they will be qualified for Beijing hukou.
Be sure to consult your rental or lease agreement. You are responsible to pay rent for the remainder of your agreed upon terms.
Also be sure to check in with your roommate if you have one. Give them plenty of notice and remember that your financial obligations do not change if you leave the country.
Mental Health & Wellness Resources
If you are experiencing stress or anxiety for any reason, you can find resources for support at www.wellness.jhu.edu or contact the Johns Hopkins Student Assistance Program (JHSAP) at firstname.lastname@example.org, or find more information at www.jhsap.org.
Access additional information regarding your student health benefits plan here at https://carey.jhu.edu/student-experience/services-resources/student-health-benefits-plan.
Please be in close contact with your academic advisor and be sure to update your current address in SIS if you plan to travel at https://sis.jhu.edu/sswf/.
Frequently Asked Questions
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School will not be offering in-person classes for the fall semester (Fall I and Fall II terms). All in-person courses are being converted to remote-live synchronous courses, which will allow for real-time interaction with faculty and fellow students. Much of our in-person course curriculum has been modified to take advantage of the latest remote technology to create a rich, rewarding, and interactive experience for the remote learning environment. Our hope and current plan are to resume in-person learning on our Baltimore and Washington, D.C., campuses in January 2021 for the spring semester.
In anticipation of the resumption of in-person activities, Johns Hopkins University has developed a three-phased plan for gradual re-entry. The university’s plans are detailed at the JHU 2020 Planning website and Return to Campus Guide. They are consistent with guidelines established in the state’s “Maryland Strong Roadmap to Recovery,” as well as the regulations of Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
The initial phases of the return will include limited in-person activity with spatial distancing measures on each of our campuses. At Carey, this will likely require limiting elevator occupancy and capping classrooms at 20 to 30 percent of normal capacity to ensure both safety and program learning objectives. The wearing of face coverings will also be required. The mitigation measures will most likely lessen incrementally as we progress through the various phases of the plan.
While we anticipate resuming in-person classes in January 2021, there is no precise timetable for reaching each phase of the re-entry plan. If localized outbreaks emerge, tighter restrictions and reduced staffing may need to be implemented again.
The remote-live program we have developed for the fall will be unlike anything you’ve experienced. Our world is changing, and the way we conduct business is changing. Virtual meetings have supplanted face-to-face interactions in many places. Teams spanning cultures and time zones have sprung up to tackle unanticipated problems with resilience and capitalize on unimagined opportunities with creativity. Data-driven leaders must now inspire the people around them to engage in rapid change.
Drawing upon 20 years of experience from across Johns Hopkins University in providing remote learning, we have developed immersive courses that provide synchronous interactions with faculty and fellow students. This curriculum will provide a rich experience for managing teams and building relationships in a virtual world.
Beyond your course work, we will provide you with an array of services including academic advising, career development, library services, experiential learning, and co-curricular activities, along with other opportunities through enhanced technology. All of these services will be delivered virtually. Our goal is to maximize the quality of your experience during the rest of your academic journey.
We are not offering a discounted tuition rate for remote-live classes as we continue to fully operate and provide students with instruction and educational support services. Carey Business School remains committed to providing students with the highest-quality education. A Carey Business School degree will continue to confer high value to our students and alumni in the business marketplace. During this period of uncertainty, we want to ensure that all students can complete their studies on time and with minimal disruption.
Despite being remote-live for our fall in-person courses, Carey Business School continues to provide a rich and engaging educational experience with all of our courses. Many students expressed great satisfaction with our remote-live courses held in the spring and summer of 2020, and we’ve taken more steps to enhance our curriculum in the remote environment. Utilizing the latest technology, students will have real-time interaction with faculty and fellow students to create a rich, rewarding, and engaging environment.
In addition, Carey Business School continues to provide access to the time, resources, and expertise of the Carey faculty, as well as academic advising, tutoring, career coaching, health and wellness counseling, library resources, and information technology support. Remote access to Bloomberg terminals is also available.
At Carey, tuition rates are evaluated each year. Tuition rates for the 2020-2021 academic year were set before the COVID-19 pandemic began. No additional rate increases are planned for the 2020-2021 academic year.
If you were admitted to a full-time program for Fall 2020 and were offered a scholarship, you will receive that scholarship whether you join us in Fall 2020 or have to wait until spring semester 2021. Either way, your scholarship will be divided across the total number of semesters for your program and applied when tuition is billed. We do not guarantee you will receive the same scholarship if you defer to Fall 2021, but we will do our best to fund you at the same level.
Carey Business School will continue to welcome and support our students from China and all other countries in every way we can. We know that many of our international students are currently unable to be here in the fall because of the uncertainty regarding U.S immigration policy and travel restrictions.
Students outside of the U.S. can choose one of three study options for the 2020-2021 academic year. These options are as follows:
- Spring Arrival with One Fall Course: Take one required virtual special topics course, Perspectives on Crisis and Disruption, this fall. Arrive on campus January 2021 for the spring semester; graduate December 2021.
- Spring Arrival with Four Fall Courses plus Perspectives on Crisis and Disruption: Approximately one-half of the typical course load for fall (four courses) taken virtually plus the special topics course. Arrive on campus January 2021 for the spring semester; graduate December 2021.
- Spring Arrival with Full Remote Class Fall Schedule: Take the full seven-course enrollment remotely in fall. Arrive on campus January 2021 for the spring semester; graduate August 2021.
We have seen a tremendous response from students expressing interest in taking a partial or full load of courses remotely this fall. You may choose to increase your course load for the fall.
The deadline to request a change to your study option is 7:00 a.m. EST, Monday August 31. Requests to change your study option can be sent to email@example.com.
Please carefully consider the above options and make the choice that works best for you. Our staff and faculty look forward to welcoming you to the Carey Business School community.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.