What now? What to expect after applying ED

The leaves aren't the only things in Baltimore that are colorful in the Fall
Bird’s eye view of campus. The leaves are so colorful this time of year!

Last Friday’s ED deadline has come and gone. Now that you’ve handed in your application and (hopefully!) taken a deep breath, what’s next?

Well, Thanksgiving is a few weeks away and the New Year is right around the corner. But for us (and probably most of you reading this post right now), the holidays happen to coincide with another wonderful time of the year: Early Decision season. Here are some other important dates to keep in mind if you applied to Hopkins through our Early Decision plan:

  • Be on the look-out for an e-mail from us in late-November with instructions for how to log-in to the Decision Release website.
  • Decisions will be released on December 13, 2013.

Here in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, our admissions counselors have already started reading through the many applications on file. We always enjoy learning more about our ED applicants and their unique experiences, passions, and voices.

Take it from admissions counselor Shannon Miller, who thinks that the best part of reading applications has got to be the essay. “This is the part of the application where I feel like I REALLY get to know the student who I have been reading about in all of the other pieces. It is where I get to hear his/her voice and imagine him/her on our campus. I know the student is a fit for us when after reading the essay I can see them in one of our classrooms, imagine them as a great roommate, or picture them giving back to our community,” says Shannon.

In the meantime, if you have any updated grades or test scores, send them to us by e-mailing gotojhu@jhu.edu. Don’t forget to include your name, high school, and Common Application or Universal Application ID number.

Keep checking back for more updates as the Decision Release date gets closer.

37 thoughts on “What now? What to expect after applying ED

  1. You said if we have any updated grades or test scores, send them to you by e-mailing,don’t I should submit from exam office ETS or Collegeboard?

  2. Hi Rachel! If you have new standardized test scores, send them through the official channels. If you have interim grade reports from your school, please scan and send them.

  3. I know you already answered Rachel’s question above, but are we allowed to send our SAT scores via email and then have you verify the scores with the score report that you would receive around 1-2 weeks after? I imagine that in the email of the SAT scores it would be a snapshot of our score report. Thanks in advance!

  4. Hi, Sal. No problem! You can e-mail your SAT scores to us at apphelp@JHU.edu, but please be sure to also send an official record of the scores through the official channels, like I mentioned below.

  5. Thanks Admissions! Just as an aside, will those scores be reviewed during the admissions process or will they only be reviewed once the official score report is sent and received?

  6. You’re welcome! The admissions representatives look at everything you have submitted in your application, but we can’t give full weight to scores that are self-reported, only to those that we receive in the official score report.

  7. Hi, Yooji and Valenca. In most cases, yes, supplemental materials submitted after the ED deadline can still be reviewed. To ensure that they are seen, please contact your regional rep (http://apply.jhu.edu/contact/staff/) and let them know that your supplemental materials are on the way. If your file was already reviewed before you submitted additional materials, it won’t be re-opened unless you contact your regional rep.

  8. Hi again! I sent my new SAT scores in last week. Is there any way of knowing if JHU received them in time to review them with our application or not? Thanks again!

  9. Sal, I believe we will be able to make an account for ED website sometime next week. You may have to check your email :)

  10. Hey there. Because of the volume of records being handled, it is just not possible to confirm whether specific application files are complete or to identify which individual items have been received. However, you can contact your regional rep (http://apply.jhu.edu/contact/staff/) and let them know that your SAT scores were sent in last week. (They should have been submitted through the official channels as well.) Early Decision applicants may also call the Admissions Office at (410) 516-8171 or email apphelp@jhu.edu after November 30 to check if their application materials have been received.

  11. Hi Hopkins Admissions Blog! My school counselor received an email today saying that the decision release account information emails have been sent to all early decision applicants. However, I haven’t received mines yet. Do you know if this is a mistake or have they just not all been sent out yet? If I should have received it by now, do you know who I should contact? Thank you!

  12. Hi Anita! They have not all been sent out yet; there is a lag in the delivery. Don’t worry–you should receive the e-mail by tomorrow. Sorry for any confusion!

  13. Yesterday, I got my email to set up my account to view my decision and did set up my account. But, I can’t log in to my account. I tried to reset my password from last night but haven’t received an email either. Is this happening to me or to everyone else?

  14. Hi Justin! Once you’ve set up your account, you should be able to log in and see the “It works!” page (you won’t be able to view anything else on the site until December 13 at 3 p.m.). Have you checked your junk folder? You should have received the password reset e-mail right away. If you’re still having trouble logging in, please e-mail gotojhu@jhu.edu or call us at (410) 516-8171 and provide more information (i.e., full name) and we’ll get it sorted out.

  15. Same problem here. I have received the reset password email and reset my password, but after one successful log in, it tells me that I have an invalid password/username on my second try. Please help?

  16. Hi, I still have not received an email to set up my decision release account. Who should I contact? Thanks!

  17. Hi Irina. You should have received that e-mail by now. Please first check your junk folder. If you still don’t have it, please call the Admissions office at (410) 516-8171 or contact us by e-mail at gotojhu@jhu.edu.

  18. Jeff, this issue has been resolved. Please try again; you should now be able to log in with the password you established for your account. If it still isn’t working for you, don’t hesitate to e-mail gotojhu@jhu.edu or give us a call at (410) 516-8171 and we’ll walk through the problem with you.

  19. People who haven’t received their decision account emails yet, check your spam box! It might be there.

  20. Hi Admissions Blog! I have not received an email with instructions for the Decision Release website. Is this normal or should I call the aforementioned number? Thanks!

  21. Hi Admissions!
    I have not received the email either. I sent an email to gotojhu@jhu.edu to request an email with instructions, but I have not received any. Should I call the number mentioned above instead?

  22. Natalie – we have sent the e-mail to you again. Did you receive it? Please be sure to check your junk folder.
    Sungho – Our IT department will deploy another e-mail to you today as well. I’ll confirm when it has been sent.

  23. Sungho, another e-mail has been sent to your account. Please (first check your junk folder) call the admissions office at (410) 516-8171 if you still do not see it. Hope this helps!

  24. I’m in the same boat as Sungho, I haven’t received an email with log in information and I emailed gotojhu@jhu.edu yesterday morning. When should I be receiving a response by? Thank you.

  25. Hi Sam, it looks like the e-mail on file for the decision release site is different from your current e-mail. Sorry for the delay in response to your e-mail; we get a ton of inquiries each day. If you’re still having an issue, please call our office at(410) 516-8171.

  26. I found it in my other email account, I must have accidentally put that one instead of my main one. Thank you!

  27. Hi JunHyung. You should have gotten the e-mail; we sent another your way this morning. If you still don’t see it, please contact our office.

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