Admitted Students Checklist

All admitted students should review the following items to ensure a smooth transition to RSPH. E-mail communications sent to students (with the exception of EMPH students, who will receive separate communications from their ADAPs) regarding New Student Orientation and the Admitted Students Checklist will also be posted here.


Confirm Enrollment

First Things First...

To officially hold a space in the program, students must confirm their intent to enroll by completing the following steps:

Step 1: Log in to your OPUS account and select the application for the program to which you were admitted.  Accept and confirm your decision for Rollins. 

The enrollment decision item will be removed from your OPUS To Do list within one week of submission.

Step 2 (for deposits or deferrals): Submit the $300 enrollment deposit through OPUS using a U.S. checking or savings account. Credit cards are accepted with a 3% convenience fee. You may also mail a check or money order in U.S. dollars made payable to Emory University. Note: Electronic payment options are strongly encouraged as Emory Mail Services is currently observing a modified schedule. Posting of deposits sent through the mail may be delayed at least one week.

Within 48 hours, you will receive a deposit confirmation email to provide additional information related to your enrollment.

The enrollment deposit does not cover the reservation of housing


Please note: The deadline for deferral from the 2020-21 term is August 12

Login to OPUS


OPUS (Online Pathways for University Students) is the online student management system at Emory University. Admissions, Registration, Billing, Financial Aid and important reminders are managed within OPUS. The TO DO LIST will display outstanding items you need to complete. You will see requests for information such as outstanding admissions documents, financial aid documents and student health insurance waivers.

Note: This system is not coordinated with SOPHAS. Any personal contact information updated in SOPHAS, must also be updated in Emory’s OPUS system.

All students are responsible for ensuring they have the most up to date contact information in OPUS, We encourage all students to login to OPUS to review current information and make any necessary updates.


Address changes are also handled through OPUS. Multiple types of addresses are listed such as Preferred, Permanent, etc. The local address is the default address for mailings from the University and RSPH. If there is no local address listed, the default address will become the permanent address. Applicants who are current employees or students of Emory University may have identified a preferred address. If so, the preferred address will supersede all others.


OPUS Guest access is a feature that will allow you to sponsor up to five individuals and grant them access to your student information. You choose the people. You control the ids and passwords. You determine the level of access. For example you can grant your guests access to view any “To Do” items, admissions decisions, financial aid awards, and even to pay your bill. Students sponsored by another agency, for instance, may wish to designate a representative to check grades and course progress or to pay bills.

Apply for Financial Aid

Students interested in Financial Aid should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by Decemeber 31, 2019 for priority consideration and have the FAFSA information sent to Emory University (School Code: 001564). International students are not eligible for federal financial aid and do not submit the FAFSA.

>>Read More About Financial Aid<<

Access Your Emory E-mail & Rollins Technology


All incoming students should be able to access their Emory email and Canvas accounts as soon as you confirm enrollment to Rollins. 48 hours after you confirm enrollment, please enroll in DUO Security Two-Factor Authentication


You will be able to access your Emory E-mail via the Web Outlook App after you enroll in DUO. 


The Office of Information Technology is pleased to support all of the computing resources that are available to the faculty, students and staff of the Rollins School of Public Health. Their services include:

  • Operating the student computing labs
  • Maintaining secure research servers
  • Providing email services
  • All other aspects of technical support and connectivity to RSPH networks and accounts (Apporto, Canvas, etc.)
>>Read More About RSPH Network Technology & Email<<

Find Housing

While Emory does not provide on-campus housing for graduate students, RSPH students have a variety of viable housing options in the immediate area to meet their housing needs.


The first option one might consider is Campus Crossings at Briarcliff. Emory University has contracted with Campus Apartments Inc. to provide an accessible off campus site for graduate students. This complex includes various fully furnished floor plans and free shuttle service to and from campus.

>>Campus Crossings at Briarcliff<<


Emory Off-Campus Housing Finder is the official website of the University for posting of local off-campus housing information. The database consists of listings from a variety of sources, from local homeowners to apartment complexes. Please note that you will need your Emory email address in order to access this site.

>>Emory Housing Finder<<


You may also search for roommates and housing options by connecting with your new classmates!

>>Class of 2022 RSPH Facebook<<

>>RSPH Roommates Facebook<<


The following map was developed by Helen Lim, MPH '11 as a component of her capstone project. It is designed to highlight transportation options and amenities in and around the neighborhoods close to Rollins.

>>Accessibility Map<<


Below are some more apartment finding services that you may find helpful.*


Apartment Guide

AJC Homefinder

Apartment Ratings

In My Area: Find providers and compare prices for Internet, Cable TV and other home services available in your specific area. This service is at no cost to students and includes free relocation consultations.

*This information is intended to aid the student in his or her own search for housing. Emory University is not affiliated with these apartment complexes or apartment search services and cannot guarantee the quality or availability of these facilities and services.

Save the Date: New Student Orientation

Virtual Sessions for the RollinsTogether Orientation Experience will take place August 5, 2020 - August 12, 2020.  

>>Read More About the RollinsTogether Orientation Experience<<

If for any reason you are unable to attend, please notify Joanne Williams, Assistant Director for Student Engagement ( as soon as possible.


Before enrolling in the EMPH program, all students are required to participate in a 14 day online orientation course, PRS 500D: Strategies and Resources for Online Learning. This 0 credit course will take place in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester. During this online orientation you will learn about the EMPH program and the online learning environment Canvas. EMPH students do not attend the traditional MPH and MSPH orientation. Instead, the EMPH on-campus orientation is an all day event. This will be the only time you are required to attend an on-campus session on Thursday. In addition to learning more about EMPH, representatives from other offices at RSPH and Emory University will be in attendance. Learn more about EMPH orientation.

Complete Pre-Orientation Modules

Pre-Orientation Modules will be available on Canvas, starting on July 1. You will receive an invitation to join the RSPH Incoming Student Requirements Canvas Page, and must accept the invitation to access pre-orentation modules. All incoming students are required to complete all modules by August 4 at 11:59PM EST

>>Read more about the RollinsTogether Orientation Experience here<<

Submit Outstanding Items - Due June 15, 2020

Please submit final transcripts or other outstanding item that were not submitted at the time of application by June 15, 2020.  You may refer to your OPUS To Do list for any outstanding items.

Submitting your Final Transcript

All admitted students who plan to enroll at RSPH are required to submit an official final transcript indicating the completion of the degree prior to enrolling in the fall.

Please note that electronic transcripts provided through secure services such as Parchment or Scripsafe are preferred.  Send transcripts to

If electronic transcripts are not available, your institution may mail official transcripts directly to the school at the following address:

Office of Admission

Rollins School of Public Health

Emory University 1518 Clifton Rd, NE GCR 164

Mailstop 1518-002-1AA

Atlanta, GA 30322

Student Health and Immunization Requirements - Due July 1, 2020

Immunization Requirements

You must comply or at least begin the compliance process by July 1, regardless of whether or not you are pursuing all online courses in the Fall Semester. If you do not comply, you will not be permitted to register for classes in the spring semester. Please click here to review Emory's immunization requirements carefully. 

If you have any questions regarding immunization compliance, please send an e-mail to or call 404-727-7571 to speak to one of their immunization compliance specialists.

All incoming students will receive e-mail notifications from Student Health Services beginning in June. We encourage all incoming students to visit the Emory University Student Health website for additional details.

If you are unsure about how to locate your medical records, please refer to these tips on how to locate them. 

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, Student Health Services will now accept immunization records, previously filled out forms from other schools or institutions, health department records of any state, and college transcripts that have dates of immunizations on them.

Executive MPH distance students are excluded from the insurance requirement, but must still follow all requirements for immunizations.

***Students are still eligible to participate in Fall Course Registration in June, even if they have not completed immunization requirements yet. All incoming students must complete or start the immunization process by July 1, 2020. Immunization compliance will not take place until Spring Registration.*** 

Accessing the Emory Patient Portal & Other Required Forms

Once you have activated your OPUS account, you can log into Emory's Patient Portal to complete your online immunization form. There are additional steps to take after that, including uploading a provider-signed copy of Emory’s official immunization form. Additional forms and requirements are listed here

EmoryCard Photo Submission - Due July 24, 2020

All RSPH students are required to upload a photo using EmoryCard Services’ Online Photo Submission Tool. Please follow the instructions carefully. If your photo is not approved, you will be notified by the EmoryCard Office and must submit a photo again. 

EmoryCard Photo Submissions are now available to incoming students and are due on July 24, 2020. All students, including those that are pursuing a completely-online option for courses, must submit an EmoryCard Photo.

Register for Classes (More Information Soon!)

When pre-registration information is available, you will receive an e-mail from the school. 

Each academic department will prepare detailed instructions for registration, which will be available in the academic advising page.

Executive MPH students will receive communication directly from the department about course registration.

Complete the Honor & Conduct Code Quiz and FERPA Form (More information soon!)

You may access the RSPH Honor and Conduct Code Quiz & the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Form via the RSPH Incoming Student Requirements 2020 Canvas site, available on July 1. Please note that you must accept the course invitation to access the quiz. Instructions for quiz completion will be available on the site. 

If you have any questions or are unable to access the Canvas site, please email Joanne Williams ( Please note that you must accept the invitation to the course prior to viewing the material.

Complete the Sexual Assault Prevention Education Modules for Graduate Students (SAP-G) (More information soon!)

More information about how the Class of 2022 can access SAP-G will be available this Summer.

Emory University is actively working toward a campus in which no student fears or experiences violence by partnering with Everfi to implement Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students. Through it you will learn about preventing and responding to multiple forms of interpersonal violence, including sexual assault, harassment, relationship abuse, and stalking in the Emory community. Every incoming transfer, undergraduate, graduate, and professional student at Emory is required to complete this module.


As part of our comprehensive prevention program for students, Emory University expects you to complete Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students (Formerly Known as Haven Plus). This online education will empower you to make well-informed decisions about issues that affect your years at Emory and beyond.


Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students is a relatively short program: Part 1 takes approximately 45 minutes to complete, and Part 2 (a follow up survey sent 6 weeks after Part 1 is finished) takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.


It is possible that something you read during the training will evoke an emotional response, whether or not you have experienced violence or trauma yourself.  For free confidential support on campus, contact the Emory University Office of Respect at 470-270-5360 or and ask to speak to the Survivor Advocate. If you are not on campus, you can still get 24/7 support via the national support hotline of the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) at 1-800-656-4673 or access their online counseling hotline at This hotline can also connect you with confidential in-person support in your area.



Emory Parking Registration

If you are interested in purchasing an Emory Parking Pass, you may complete the 2020-2021 Online Parking Registration on the Parking Services Website. Registration will be determined at a later date, and passes will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Further details about student permit parking will be announced on July 1. 

Please note that the Michael Street Parking Deck (the preferred parking deck for RSPH students) sells out quickly after this date.

Register for Accommodate (Accessibility Needs)

If you do not have a disability and/or require assistance or accommodation, you do not need to register for Accommodate.

It is the policy of Emory University to ensure that all University goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations are meaningfully accessible to qualified persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other pertinent federal, state, and local disability anti-discrimination laws.

If you are an individual who may require assistance, please refer instructions on how to register for Accommodate, where you are able to access services by the Office of Accessibility Services. 

I-20 Application (International Students)

International Students must take a few additional steps prior to enrollment. We have developed the International Student checklist specifically to offer further support (please see the link below).

Once you have confirmed your enrollment and submitted your deposit, please provide the following documentation collectively to the Office of Admission & Student Services by June 15th:

  • A copy of your passport

  • Complete the financial certificate with officially certified bank statements. Applicants must provide proof of funding. Specific instructions are listed on the financial certificate. Once processed, all I-20's are sent to your preferred address in OPUS, via FedEx International. 

Please DO NOT mail the above documentation separately. 


>>International Student Advisement<<

For additional questions, please contact Shannon Vassell, International Student Advisor, at 

Transfer Clearance Form (International Students)

Students transferring their immigration status to Emory must complete the first page of this form. The second page must be completed by the current International Student Advisor and submitted by them.

>>Transfer Clearance Form<<

For additional questions, please contact Shannon Vassell, International Student Advisor, at