Admissions and Paying your deposit
Overture, 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 Overture 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 Accepted Student Facebook group.
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@example.com.
Applicants cannot defer acceptance because Peabody relies on audition ratings in a given year. Deferred acceptance would increase the number of applicants and could impact the development standards for acceptance from year to year. We welcome students to reapply if they are interested in postponing their enrollment.
Yes! Both the Overture Online program and the Overture 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 Overture Online program and attend the Overture 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 Overture Online program, which students should access using the JHU Blackboard portal. Overture Online outlines the required next steps students must complete before their arrival. Please note students who have not completed the Overture Online program will not be permitted to move into the residence halls or attend any orientation programs or classes.
The Overture 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 session to connect with valuable resources to make the most of their time at Peabody.
The schedule for your on-campus experience is in the process of being finalized. First-year students are expected to attend all orientation programs and educational sessions, starting Saturday, August 17, 2019 and concluding on Sunday, August 25, 2019.
Students should refrain from scheduling appointments, meetings, and lessons during this timeframe (Saturday, August 17, 2019 through Sunday, August 26, 2019. The Overture schedule is subject to change and students are expected to participate in all required sessions.
Visit the Overture Schedule web page for a complete list of sessions.
The Overture schedule is subject to change at any time. All first-year students are expected to attend all orientation sessions from Saturday, August 17, 2019 through Sunday, August 26, 2019. We strongly advise students to avoid scheduling any meetings, appointments, or lessons during this timeframe. Failing to complete all Online Orientation requirements and attend all Overture On-Campus sessions will prevent students from registering for Fall courses.
Once students have paid their deposit, all communication will be sent to their personal 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 statement, which is a personal statement to indicate the nature of the appeal and 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.
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 cancelled 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.
First year students will move-in on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Logistical information (times, parking, etc.) will be communicated on the Overture schedule.
Within the housing application is a survey that collects information on your living habits and preferences. This information is used by the Housing Office to match roommates. We take great care when processing roommate assignments and want to process matches that offer students the best opportunity to build comfortable and positive relationships.
If you know another incoming student whom you would like to live with, then you can indicate this on your housing application as well. It is important that both you and your preferred roommate list each other on your respective applications though, as we can only honor roommate requests that are mutual.
First year, undergraduate students will receive their roommate assignment by August 1st. Notices will be sent to your JHU e-mail account.
Incoming freshman are required to live on-campus for the first 4 semesters that they are at Peabody.
We place a great deal of importance on the role that on-campus housing plays in a student’s transition/integration into the school, and the learning outcomes that are built into the freshman and sophomore residential experience. For these reasons, we strictly enforce our 4-semester residency requirement and will only consider exceptions for the following:
Requests that are related to medical conditions or disabilities should be submitted through Peabody’s Disability Services Office. Information for this process can be found at https://peabody.jhu.edu/life-at-peabody/student-life/support-assistance/disability-resources/.
If you have special needs that are not related to a medical condition or disability, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your situation further.
All bedrooms in the Residence Halls come furnished with a bed, desk, desk chair, and dresser for each resident. Closets or wardrobes are also included and are shared by the residents in the room.
All mattresses are Extra-Long Twin size.
Housing for juniors, seniors, and graduate students is very limited, and is provided on a space-available basis after freshman and sophomores have been assigned to rooms. If you are interested in living in on-campus housing, please contact email@example.com after July 1 to check on availability.
If your circumstances are such that you are unable to live off-campus, or if living off-campus would present a significant hardship, then please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP so that we can discuss your needs and options further.
If you are an incoming freshman, please note that you are required to live on-campus for your first 4 semesters at Peabody.
Peabody has partnered with the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, and the Carey School of Business to host an off-campus housing portal, which can be found at https://offcampus.peabody.jhu.edu/. This portal offers information about properties within the Mt. Vernon neighborhood, as well as other neighborhoods throughout Baltimore, and also includes a roommate search feature which allows you to connect with potential roommates throughout Hopkins.
While you are conducting your apartment search, we would encourage you to look into the offerings at the Stafford apartments, which is next to the campus. Peabody has a formal arrangement with the Stafford to offer off-campus housing to Peabody students and are in regular contact with the buildings management. For these reasons the Stafford is our preferred option for students living off-campus.
Additional information and resources for students living off-campus can be found at https://peabody.jhu.edu/life-at-peabody/student-life/community-living/off-campus-housing/ and you are always welcome to contact email@example.com if you have additional questions, or just need help/advice.
Housing applications should be submitted by June 15th.
Starting on June 15th, the Housing Office will begin the process of reviewing applications and matching students with compatible roommates. If you apply for housing after June 15th, or if you do not complete a housing application, then we will still be able to accommodate you in on-campus housing but will have much more limited options regarding roommate assignments.
The housing application is available on the Peabody website and can be found at https://peabody.jhu.edu/life-at-peabody/student-life/community-living/housing-operations/how-to-apply/applications/residence-hall-application/.
Applications must be completed by June 15th.
This form should only be used by incoming freshmen, or transfer students who are entering Peabody as a freshman or sophomore.
Our downtown, urban campus prevents the mailroom from accepting packages prior to your arrival to campus. Students will receive their campus box number during the Overture check-in and can begin receiving mail on Monday, August 19, 2019.
Please note the mailroom is scheduled to be relocating during the summer 2019 recess. For the safety of your packages, please avoid sending any packages or mail until Monday, August 19, 2019.
Leading up to move-in our Housing and Residence Life team are extremely busy preparing for your arrival. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate early arrivals or grant anyone access to the residence halls prior to move-in. First year, residential students will move-in on Saturday, August 17, 2019. The Housing and Residence Life team will send all logistical information (time, parking, etc.) regarding your move to your JHU email account.
Yes! We accept 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 after their first semester of undergraduate studies.
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 in to 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 Stephanie Bryant in the Student Health and Wellness Center at (410) 516-8272 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Large Ensemble Placement Auditions will begin on Wednesday, August 22nd. Assigned dates and times for all students with large ensemble obligations, along with PDF files containing the required orchestral audition excerpts are posted here.