Admissions and Paying your deposit
Backstage Peabody’s New Student Orientation Program
Billing and Financial Aid
Housing and Residence Life
Academic Advising and Course Registration
Congratulations, we look forward to welcoming you to campus in August. Prior to arriving in Baltimore, you will need to complete the Backstage Online program, submit your Pre-Entrance Health Forms, take online placement tests (if applicable), register for summer online review and remedial courses (if applicable), and take time to relax and celebrate.
We invite you to start connecting with your peers through the Peabody Discord Server.
Most students receive their private teacher assignment in their acceptance letter. In a few cases each year, applicants are offered their choice of teacher or are waitlisted for their preferred teacher’s studio. Students interested in changing their teacher preference should contact the Office of Admissions at [email protected].
Yes! Both the Backstage Online program and the Backstage On-Campus experience are mandatory for all first-year students. Current Peabody students who are graduating in May and starting a new degree in August are also required to complete both the Backstage Online program and attend the Backstage On-Campus experience. Returning students should continue to check their JHU email accounts for information about returning to a new degree program.
Peabody’s New Student Orientation program consists of both an online and on-campus experience. Our two-fold approach creates a smooth and successful transition into the Peabody, Johns Hopkins, and Baltimore communities.
Prior to arriving to campus, students are required to complete the Backstage Online program, which students should access using the admitted student portal. Backstage Online outlines the required next steps students must complete before their arrival. Failure to complete Backstage Online requirements could result in students being prevented from moving in to their residence halls and registering for classes.
The Backstage On-Campus experience introduces first-year students to social, academic, professional, and wellness opportunities. Students will complete in-person placement testing, meet with an academic advisor, register for Fall courses, and attend valuable educational sessions to connect with valuable resources to make the most of their time at Peabody.
First-year students are expected to attend all orientation programs and educational sessions, starting Sunday, August 20 for undergraduates and Thursday, August 24 for graduates and concluding Saturday, August 26 for both.
Students should refrain from scheduling appointments, meetings, and lessons during this timeframe. The Backstage schedule is subject to change and students are expected to participate in all required sessions.
A detailed orientation schedule will be made available later this summer.
Once students have paid their deposit, all communication will be sent to their JHU email account. We encourage you to add the mailbox to your mobile device(s) and check every day for any updates and important information.
Peabody is committed to providing an exceptional scholarship and financial aid program so that we may attract the best students while helping to ensure an education that is as affordable as possible. Peabody Scholarships are awarded using a merit-driven, need-informed evaluation process with consideration given to the strength of the applicant’s audition balanced against the enrollment needs of the school. All students must submit a financial aid application.
No, but we recommend all applicants submit both a Free Application for Federal Student Aid and CSS Profile by the deadlines indicated on our financial aid website so that they may be considered fully for all aid for which they may be eligible, including federal and state aid.
Families are advised to submit an appeal that includes an explanation of their financial hardship or merit request as well as the amount of the additional funding being sought. Too, they can also provide award notifications from other schools as a comparison of aid offers. Families are welcome to appeal multiple times.
No, financial aid is non-transferrable. The FAO at the school of ASEN must receive the student’s electronic data to make an assessment of what types of aid they would qualify.
No, you must elect one or the other.
No, you should pay the balance reflected on your JHU student account. Ensure that you have accepted all and completed requirements.
Please see the link below for tuition payment options.
Each term, financial aid disbursements are scheduled for the term’s start as long as the student meets the criteria of accepting the aid, have full time enrollment, have completed requirements.
Yes, under the conditions of the borrower’s right to cancel, loans may be canceled up to 14 days after disbursement. Students should be prepared to make immediate payment to their JHU student account to cover the balance. Beyond day 14, schools are not required to returns so students will have to return funds directly to the servicer.
You must speak with a financial aid counselor for full details.
Yes! We accept a maximum number of nine AP credits in most academic subjects, requirement or elective, if you earned a four or five on the test. However, we do not accept AP Music Theory credits. Our own music theory course offerings will help us determine your level of development to accurately place you in future courses.
Transfer credits are accepted in liberal arts subjects. We do not accept transfer credits for Music Theory. Placement for Music Theory classes is held during audition week and orientation through the Admissions Office.
Yes, students are allowed to take classes at the Homewood Campus. Please look into Interdivisional Registration for more.
Follow the steps found at the following URL: http://my.jh.edu/portal/web/help/how-do-i-log-in-for-the-first-time. Please note that you will need your JHED to complete this process.
Your Exchange Online (Office 365 E-mail) account can be accessed through the myJH portal found at http://my.jh.edu. Hover over ‘Messaging’ in the left navigation and then click ‘Exchange Online’ to access your email through a web browser.
Please follow instructions at the following URL to set up your JHU email: https://it.johnshopkins.edu/services/email/Office365/firstlogin.html
The exact steps required to set up your mobile phone for Exchange ActiveSync may vary, but these generic steps will assist you in setting up your mobile phone for Exchange ActiveSync.
If there are any additional holds in the Alerts area of the Student Information System (SIS), please address these issues immediately. If you have holds on your account you may not be able to register for classes, add or drop classes, or move into on-campus Residence Halls. Each hold should have an office and a contact person to reach should you have any further questions.
Please follow the three-step process found here. Any questions or concerns regarding Health Forms should contact the Student Health and Wellness Center at (410) 516-8272 or via email at [email protected].
Orientation Holds will remain on SIS until students arrive on campus. There are a number of in-person orientation sessions students must complete before the hold is lifted.
More information coming soon!