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Decision Release

Note to Class of 2021 Regular Decision applicants: If you have not yet received an email about setting up your decision release account and are using Gmail, please check your "Promotions" tab.

When are decisions released?
  • Early Decision: By December 15
  • Regular Decision: By April 1
  • Transfer: By May 15
Note: The date of decision release can vary slightly from year to year. Applicants will receive official communication from our office regarding specific dates.
How do I receive my decision?
All applicants will view their admissions decision on our admissions decision site. Our office will send an email with a link to the site and instructions for how to set up your account prior to the admissions decision release date. On the day of decision release, visit the admissions decision site and enter the username and password you created to log in. When logged in, you’ll see your admissions decision and, if admitted, the next steps you need to take. If you applied for financial aid and are admitted, you will also be able to view your financial aid offer.
We are unable to release admissions decisions over the phone, so it’s important that all applicants follow the steps above to ensure that they will be able to access their admissions decision once it has been posted. If you have questions about logging in, please note that we are only able to share information with the student, parent, or high school counselor if the caller’s identity has been reasonably confirmed.
Admitted students will also receive an official acceptance packet a few days after the admissions decision release date. (Please allow additional time for international addresses.)
I never received an email with decision release instructions. What do I do?
If the admissions decision release date is approaching and you have not yet received a message from us with instructions for how to set up and log in to your account, try these steps:
  • Check all email accounts, including your parents’ and any others you may have used throughout your college application process. All official communications will be sent to the email you supplied on your application.
  • Check your spam/junk folders. Sometimes (rarely, but sometimes) our emails get caught up in spam filters.
  • For Gmail users, check the “Promotions” or “Updates” tabs.
  • If you still can’t find the message, call (410) 516-8171 or email us at gotojhu@jhu.edu and we’ll get it figured out.
I have been admitted. When is my enrollment deposit due?
Instructions for how to submit your Reply Form and deposit are found on the admissions decision site, where you received your admissions decision.
  • For Early Decision, both forms must be submitted by January 16.
  • For Regular Decision, both forms must be submitted by May 1.
  • For Transfers, both forms must be submitted by June 1.
After submitting my Reply Form and deposit, what happens next?
Admitted first-year students will receive additional information about their enrollment at Johns Hopkins in April. This will include details about housing, dining, academic advising, registration, Orientation, and more.
I was placed on the wait list. What do I do next?
Follow the directions on the admissions decision site about choosing to remain on the wait list or declining the offer.
I was denied admission. Can I appeal the decision?
Admissions committee decisions are final and we do not accept appeals. We understand the disappointment that occurs when receiving a deny decision from any university. Unfortunately, however, we are not able to admit all of the talented students who apply for admission each year.

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