Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Admissions: 10 ... 9 ... 8 ...

The countdown to SAIS's next incoming class has begun.

With yesterday's passing of the deadline for applications for 2014-15, SAIS now moves into high gear to evaluate the candidates and shape a new class.

If you submitted an application and something is missing from your dossier, Admissions will be in touch with you.

If you have non-U.S. citizenship and asked to start your studies in Bologna, we will be contacting you in coming weeks to set up an interview with a member of the SAIS Europe Admissions Committee. Some non-U.S. citizens who said they would be open to starting in either Bologna or Washington will also be interviewed.

Some candidates may have been unable to meet the January 7 deadline because something was missing from their dossier, perhaps a tardy letter of recommendation, a wayward university transcript or a late standardized test score. If you are one of those candidates and would still want to be considered for admission, please write to the appropriate Admissions Office to explain your situation.

The interview is a chance for candidates to put their best foot forward and convince the Admissions Committee that Johns Hopkins SAIS is the right place for them and they are right for SAIS. For blog posts on the interview, click here and here. We will be publishing more posts on the interview in coming weeks.

Candidates who want financial aid should file an aid request form and supporting documents by February 15. The form can be found inside each candidate's online application.

The goal is for candidates to receive admissions and financial aid decisions by mid-March. Admitted candidates will then have several weeks to make up their minds, with Open Houses set for Bologna on April 4 and Washington on April 9.

Nelson Graves

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