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How to Apply | Principles of Economics

We encourage you to review the application instructions before beginning the application.

Only first-time non-degree and certificate students to SAIS must submit an online application for the Principles of Economics course. Returning students should email for registration.

Application Checklist

  • Online application:
  • Application fee: $50
  • Resume/CV
  • Transcripts for all university-level course work
    • You may upload unofficial transcripts via the online application or submit official transcripts via hard copy or electronic copy
  • Statement of purpose:
    • One-page personal statement describing your background, motivation, and goals for pursuing the course at Johns Hopkins SAIS
  • English Language Examination
    • You must submit an official English competency score if (1) English is not your native language and (2) you do not hold an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution in a country where English is an official language and where English is the language of instruction.
    • Official test scores must be received for admissions consideration. For more information and instructions, please review our English Language Examination Policy.

Application Instructions for First-Time Applicant

  • Setup an account as a First-Time User in the online application platform.
  • Complete the Personal Background section
  • Under the Program Details section, answer the following:
    • Direct Admissions: No
    • BA/MAIR program: No
    • Degree Type: Non-Degree
    • Program: Principles of Economics
    • Applicant Status: First-time Non-Degree Applicant
    • Preferred Campus: SAIS DC Campus
    • Start Term: select upcoming semester
  • Complete the rest of the application sections and upload your supporting materials.
  • Please note that you must complete all required fields in order to submit your application. Any missing fields will appear on the "Review" section. Please review all application sections to check for any errors or incorrect data. When you are ready to submit, click the button that reads “Finalize Application and Pay." After you have submitted your application, confirmation of your application status as “submitted” will appear on the online application dashboard.
Online Application