Application Policy

Accuracy is expected in all documents provided by applicants to any graduate program. Inaccurate statements, material omissions, and the submission any false materials related to, or in connection with, seeking admission are not allowed. Violation of these requirements may result in the application being rejected. It is, therefore, the policy of the Whiting School to verify all documents and credentials in support of an application. Letters of recommendation, transcripts, publications (samples of work), test scores, and supplemental documents may be traced to their origin in order to establish authenticity.

If a violation is discovered after an applicant has been admitted, but prior to matriculation, admission may be rescinded. All applicants may also be subject to a background check. If a violation is discovered after a full-time graduate student has registered, the case will be reviewed by the Whiting School’s vice dean of education, who will determine what actions may be taken, up to, and including, dismissal from the university.

If the discovery of such a violation occurs after a degree has been awarded, the university may revoke the degree and/or take other appropriate actions. Applications and supporting documents for graduate admissions to Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering become the property of the university. The university does not return documents to applicants, nor does it forward documents to third parties. Applicants who anticipate a need for the documents they submitted to the university are advised to retain photocopies or to obtain duplicate copies.

Admission Decisions

Admission decisions are made by departmental faculty committees. Applicant files are maintained by the Office of Engineering Graduate Admissions and, therefore, the admissions office will notify applicants when decisions are made. Inquiries regarding the status of an application should be directed to the appropriate department.

Note: Johns Hopkins University is a participant in the Council of Graduate School’s Resolution Regarding Graduate Scholars, Fellows, Trainees and Assistants.