Who can transfer to Johns Hopkins?
Johns Hopkins welcomes transfer students from two- and four-year colleges and universities into the sophomore and junior classes in the fall semester only. Johns Hopkins University does not accept transfers for the spring, summer, or winter semesters.
How does the transfer selection process work?
Applications for transfer admission are accepted for fall admission only. The final deadline for submitting a transfer application is March 15. In selecting transfer students, the application committee considers a student's high school record, college GPA and program of study, extracurricular activities, recommendations, and essay responses. We also consider what each student plans to bring to the Johns Hopkins community, and why he or she would like to transfer here. Please note that while you may choose to submit standardized test scores, they are not a required piece of the transfer admission process. Transfer applications are reviewed on a continuous basis, beginning on February 15. Decision notification begins May 15..
What about interviews?
Due to application volume, interviews are not available for transfer applicants. However, we encourage you to explore Hopkins Interactive or e-mail email@example.com with any questions you might have about Johns Hopkins.
How many credit hours are necessary to transfer to Johns Hopkins?
To transfer to Hopkins, applicants must have graduated high school and have completed more than 12 semester based credits (either matriculated or not) with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Students who have graduated from high school and enrolled in college but do not have more than 12 credits should apply as freshmen. To receive a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins, a student must carry a full-time academic load at Johns Hopkins for at least four consecutive semesters, not including summer sessions, and must accumulate a minimum of 60 degree credits at Johns Hopkins.
What if I am a high school student currently in a dual-enrollment program?
High school students currently in a dual-enrollment program should apply as freshmen.
What courses do I need to take to transfer to Johns Hopkins?
There are no required courses that students need to take to be eligible for transfer admission to Johns Hopkins. We are not able to provide advising about course selection for potential applicants. For academic guidance and course selection, it is important to work closely with the faculty and staff at your current institution. For further information about transferring credits, click here.
How long will it take me to complete my degree at Johns Hopkins?
Degree completion will vary for each individual based on previous major sequencing and readiness for Johns Hopkins programs. Individual consultation regarding expected degree completion plan will be available to students via academic advising after acceptance to the University.
To receive a bachelor's degree from Johns Hopkins, a student must carry a full-time academic load at Johns Hopkins for at least four consecutive semesters, not including summer sessions, and must accumulate a minimum of 60 degree credits at Johns Hopkins.
What if I want to be pre-health or pre-law?
During your first year, you will be adjusting to the Johns Hopkins academic environment. This can take time and can have an impact on students’ GPAs. As a result, we strongly recommend that junior transfer students wait to apply to health profession schools until after completing their senior year at Johns Hopkins. Pre-law applicants generally apply to law school either during the fall of their senior year or choose to work and then apply at a later date. Once you matriculate, you should schedule an appointment with a pre-professional adviser to discuss your individual situation. For more information about being pre-health or pre-law at Johns Hopkins University, please visit http://web.jhu.edu/prepro. Prospective pre-health transfers should download the Guide for Pre-Health students, accessible on the home page.
What if I already have a bachelor's degree?
Individuals already holding a bachelor’s degree are not eligible for admission to Johns Hopkins University as freshman or transfer students. For graduate degree information, visit http://webapps.jhu.edu/jhuniverse/academics/graduate_studies/.
What percentage of transfer applicants are accepted each year?
The exact percentage will vary from year to year. In recent years, the transfer acceptance rate has been approximately 10 percent.
What are my chances for transfer admission?
Transfer admission to Johns Hopkins is highly competitive and based on space availability and other factors. A minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average is required; however, just as is the case for freshman applicants, transfer applicants are evaluated on a holistic set of criteria, including academic success, academic engagement, and ability to contribute to campus life. No minimum SAT or ACT score is required, should you choose to submit those scores.
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