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Johns Hopkins Responds
Hurricane Katrina
September 2005


Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and
Whiting School of Engineering
Graduate Admissions Policy for Students
Affected by Hurricane Katrina

September 6, 2005

Introduction

Graduate students affected by Hurricane Katrina and interested in our graduate programs who are currently enrolled at a university which is now closed (some of these universities include Tulane University, University of New Orleans, and Loyola of New Orleans) may apply for visiting student status at Johns Hopkins. Dean Adam Falk of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and Dean Nicholas Jones of the Whiting School of Engineering have requested that departments in the two schools help these hurricane-affected students by allowing them to take courses here at Johns Hopkins University.

Admissions Process

Affected students should contact Anna De Cheke (516-7125 or adecheke@jhu.edu).

Affected students must submit a paper application (not electronic) along with as much supporting documentation (transcripts, letter of acceptance to their home institution, resume etc.) as they have available. If they are not able to provide a transcript, they will be asked to provide a list of courses they have taken, along with grades. They will also be asked to list the coursework they would like to pursue here at Johns Hopkins.

The application fee will be waived.

All course expenses and tuition will be waived.

Visiting students will not be eligible for stipends or Johns Hopkins fellowship support.

Students will need to provide proof of health insurance.

The affected students will be considered non-degree visiting (special) dtudents for the fall semester.

Visiting students must return to their home institution once that institution opens.

Visiting students must be currently enrolled at another institution (some proof will be required).

Final admission will be contingent upon the relevant department accepting the student as a visiting student. If their home institution is closed for the spring semester, hurricane-affected students will need to reapply for admission (which will be contingent upon good academic standing and departmental acceptance).

Housing and Transportation Support

The Graduate Representative Organization (GRO) and its president, Chris Long, have graciously offered resources for these students. They can be contacted at gro@jhu.edu for any logistical assistance or through their Web site: www.jhu.edu/gro/.


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