Admissions FAQs

Admissions FAQ's

1. WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLYING TO THE JOHNS HOPKINS CAREY BUSINESS SCHOOL?

2. ARE THERE REQUIREMENTS SPECIFIC TO NON-U.S. APPLICANTS?

3. CAN I WAIVE LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY EXAM (TOEFL/IELTS) REQUIREMENT?

4. DO I NEED TO PROVIDE A COURSE BY COURSE EVALUATION?

5. WHAT IS THE APPLICATION FEE?

6. WHAT ARE THE APPLICATION DEADLINES?

7. CAN I WAIVE THE GRE/GMAT?

8. WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION ON SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES?

9. CAN SIMILAR COURSE WORK COMPLETED AT OTHER JOHNS HOPKINS SCHOOLS BE TRANSFERRED AND APPLIED TOWARDS MY CAREY DEGREE?

10. HOW MANY YEARS DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE MY PROGRAM?

11. WHAT IS MY JHED ID AND HOW DO I GET IT?


Q: WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLYING TO THE JOHNS HOPKINS CAREY BUSINESS SCHOOL?

A: Applicants interested in applying, should visit Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s Admissions website. There you will find application requirements for all Carey programs.


Q: ARE THERE REQUIREMENTS SPECIFIC TO NON-U.S. APPLICANTS?

A: The application requirements for international and domestic students are very similar. However, there are some additional required documents such as international credential evaluation and a TOEFL/IELTS test score. Please use this link to visit the Admissions website and learn more about non-U.S. applicants.


Q: CAN I WAIVE LANGUAGE PROFICENY EXAM (TOEFL/IELTS) REQUIREMENT?

A: Non-U.S. citizens and permanent residents from non-English speaking countries are required to submit either a Test for English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score. A waiver may granted for some applicants who meet specific criteria. Please visit the Admissions website for more details.


Q: DO I NEED TO PROVIDE A COURSE BY COURSE EVALUATION?

A: Applicants who hold, or who are currently pursuing, degrees from non-U.S. institutions must have their academic records evaluated by an NACES member agency before they can be considered for admission to a degree or certificate program. A course by course evaluation may be waived in some circumstances. Please visit the Admissions website for more information.


Q: WHAT IS THE APPLICATION FEE?

A: The application fee for Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is $100.00.


Q: WHAT ARE THE APPLICATION DEADLINES?

A: 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.


Q: CAN I WAIVE THE GRE/GMAT?

A: Application to all full-time programs requires either a GRE or GMAT score. Waivers are available for part-time programs. Please visit the Admissions website for more information.


Q: WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION ON SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNTITIES?

A: Carey Business School offers several types of scholarships. All applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. In addition, the Office of Financial Aid has a page dedicated to available scholarships at Carey.

Q: ARE THERE SPECIFIC TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS IN ONLINE PROGRAMS?

A: Yes. All individuals enrolling in a part-time online programs should review the Technical Requirements for Online Students to ensure that their computer meets the minimum system requirements. 


Q: HOW MANY CREDITS DO I NEED IN ORDER TO GET FINANCIAL AID?

A: Students who receive financial aid need to be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits for the fall semester, 6 credits for the spring semester, and 4 credits for the summer session to maintain their credit-based eligibility status. Students who have questions about financial should contact the Office of Financial Aid directly at 410-516-5946 [TP1] or by emailing carey.finaid@jhu.edu for more information.


Q: MY EMPLOYER NEEDS A LETTER SAYING THAT I’M ENROLLED IN THE PROGRAM. CAN YOU DO THIS FOR ME?

A: Registrar’s Office can provide documentation of enrollment. Please contact the Registrar’s Office at carey.registration@jhu.edu or (410-234-9250)


Q: HOW CAN I GET MY TRANSCRIPT?

A: Students seeking an unofficial transcript can log into their SIS self-service account, follow the path: Registration > My Grades> View Unofficial Transcript. For official transcripts, contact the Registrar’s Office at carey.registration@jhu.edu or 410-234-9250. Alumni should contact the Registrar’s Office directly.


Q: DURING MY UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES, I TOOK A COURSE THAT IS SEEMS SIMILAR TO ONE I AM CURRENTLY TAKING AT CAREY. CAN I WAIVE THE COURSE?

A: Carey Business School does not waive courses for the purpose of reducing program requirements. If an undergraduate level course that a student is seeking to waive/replace is one that is (seemingly) similar to what is offered at Carey, and it is one for which there is a waiver examination, the student can test for proficiency of the graduate level version of the course by taking the waiver examination. If successful, the course will be waived, and the student will be required to replace the course with one of the electives associated with his/her program of study. If the student does test and is not successful, the graduate level course must be taken.


Q: CAN SIMILAR COURSE WORK COMPLETED AT OTHER JOHNS HOPKINS SCHOOLS BE TRANSFERRED AND APPLIED TOWARDS MY CAREY DEGREE?

A: If courses are determined as equivalent to degree requirements by the academic program director, it is possible to have up to 2 courses (4 credits total) transfer into a Carey degree program. In order to start the process, students must first provide a syllabus and transcript to his or her academic advisor, who will forward the request to the academic program director. Credits earned outside of Carey for any one course that carries more than two credits will only be transferred at the equivalent of a Carey 2-credit course.


Q: HOW MANY YEARS DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE MY PROGRAM?

A: Students admitted to part-time MBA or MS programs can take up to six years to complete all graduation requirements. Students can take up to three years to complete requirements for a certificate program.


Q: WHAT IS MY JHED ID AND HOW DO I GET IT?

A: JHED is a unique identification used to access Johns Hopkins internal systems, including the Student Information System (SIS), Digital Measures, Blackboard, and Johns Hopkins email. You will receive your JHED ID from your contact in the Office of Faculty and Research[TP1] , but you will have to establish your own password the first time you log in. Go to: http://mycarey.jhu.edu/ and select “First Time JHED User” button on the left side of the page.

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