Requirements and Deadlines

Woodrow Wilson Fellowship

How did Johns Hopkins senior Neha Deshpande conduct research that took her from Baltimore to India? The Truman Scholar compared neonatal health in the two countries with help from a Woodrow Wilson Undergraduate Research Fellowship, a monetary award of up to $10,000 that is granted to incoming freshmen in the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences. It's just one of many opportunities for students to engage in hands-on learning with a faculty mentor at Johns Hopkins. Learn more and apply.

Applications are accepted from August through January (through March for transfer applicants) and for the fall semester only. We accept either the Common Application or the Universal College Application for freshman candidates; transfer applicants must apply using the Common Application.

Early Decision Freshman Applicant Requirements and Timeline

Learn more about Early Decision here.

Application due: November 8

The deadline for applicants applying ED to the class of 2018 has been extended to November 8.

Requirements:

  • Common Application with Johns Hopkins Supplement or Universal College Application with Johns Hopkins Supplement (including the essay portion of the application and an additional essay on the Supplement)
  • $70 nonrefundable application fee or waiver
  • Signed Early Decision Agreement of the Common Application or Universal College Application
  • Secondary School Report (including guidance counselor recommendation, transcript, and high school profile)
  • Two Teacher Evaluations
  • SAT Reasoning Test or ACT with Writing Test (see Standardized Test Information for more information)

Financial Aid (optional)

  • November 15: Prospective students applying for financial aid must submit the CSS PROFILE online to be considered for institutional (Hopkins) need-based funding.
  • (for admitted students) March 1: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to determine eligibility for federal, state, and institutional (Hopkins) financial aid. This includes low interest Federal Direct Loans for students and parents. Only U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents should submit the FAFSA.
  • (for admitted students) March 1: Prior year tax return

Decisions released: By December 15

Mid-year report (for admitted students): February 15

Admitted Early Decision students must submit a mid-year report and updated transcript by February 15 (or as soon as they are available if after the deadline). The mid-year report must be submitted directly by the school and must include an updated senior year transcript. We do not accept any of these materials submitted directly by the applicant. School counselors should submit the documents online through the Common Application or the Universal College Application, fax it to (410) 516-6025, or mail the mid-year report and transcript.

For schools on a trimester system we request senior year transcript updates after the first and second trimesters. The February 15 deadline for submitting mid-year reports does not apply for trimester schools. Instead, the report may be completed and sent either with the first trimester grades which will usually arrive in advance of February or with the second trimester grades which will typically arrive in March. The school counselor should mention the school’s trimester system when the updated transcripts are submitted.

Regular Decision Freshman Applicant Requirements and Timeline

Application due: January 1

Requirements:

  • Common Application with Johns Hopkins Supplement or Universal College Application with Johns Hopkins Supplement (including the essay portion of the application and an additional essay on the Supplement)
  • $70 nonrefundable application fee or waiver
  • Secondary School Report (including guidance counselor recommendation, transcript, and high school profile)
  • Two Teacher Evaluations
  • SAT Reasoning Test or ACT with Writing Test (see Standardized Test Information for more information)

Mid-year report due: February 15

Regular Decision applicants must submit a mid-year report and updated transcript by February 15 (or as soon as they are available if after the deadline). The Mid-year Report must be submitted directly by the school and must include an updated senior year transcript. We do not accept any of these materials submitted directly by the applicant. School counselors should submit the documents online through the Common Application or the Universal College Application, fax it to (410) 516-6025, or mail the mid-year Report and transcript.

For schools on a trimester system we request senior year transcript updates after the first and second trimesters. The February 15 deadline for submitting mid-year reports does not apply for trimester schools. Instead, the report may be completed and sent either with the first trimester grades which will usually arrive in advance of February or with the second trimester grades which will typically arrive in March. The school counselor should mention the school’s trimester system when the updated transcripts are submitted.

Financial Aid (optional)

  • March 1: Prospective students applying for financial aid must submit the CSS PROFILE online to be considered for institutional (Hopkins) need-based funding.
  • March 1: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to determine eligibility for federal, state, and institutional (Hopkins) financial aid. This includes low interest Federal Direct Loans for students and parents. Only U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents should submit the FAFSA.
  • March 1: Prior year tax return

Decisions released: By April 1

Enrollment reply-by date: May 1

International Freshman Applicants

Follow instructions above for Early Decision or Regular Decision applicants. International applicants should also submit the following information by the application deadline:

Transfer Applicant Requirements and Timeline

For more information for transfer applicants, visit Transfer Students.

Transfer applications due: March 14

Requirements:

  • Common Application with Johns Hopkins Supplement (including the essay portion of the application and an additional essay on the Supplement)
  • $70 nonrefundable application fee or waiver
  • High school and college transcripts
  • College Officials Report
  • Professor/Instructor Recommendation

International applicants should also submit:

Financial Aid (optional)

  • April 1: Prospective students applying for financial aid must submit the CSS PROFILE online to be considered for institutional (Hopkins) need-based funding.
  • April 1: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to determine eligibility for federal, state, and institutional (Hopkins) financial aid. This includes low interest Federal Direct Loans for students and parents. Only U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents should submit the FAFSA.
  • April 1: Prior year tax return

Decisions released: By May 15.

Enrollment reply-by date: May 30

A Note on Standardized Test Dates for All Applicants

Johns Hopkins strongly recommends that Early Decision candidates complete their required standardized tests no later than October of their senior year. Regular Decision candidates should complete required tests no later than December of their senior year.

Although we cannot guarantee that November (ED) or January (RD) scores will arrive before the Admissions Committee evaluation, past experience suggests that scores taken on these dates usually arrive in time.

November (ED) or January (RD) scores will be accepted for those students unable to meet their test requirements by October (ED) or December (RD). In such cases, we encourage you to note your intention of taking the later standardized test(s) on your application. There is no need to rush your scores.