A university for the curious

We are a beacon for the driven, the engaged, and the inquisitive. If you want to collaborate with others who seek the unknown, start your journey here.

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Application Deadlines

Everything you need to know

The required pieces of your application only tell us part of the story. The admissions committee conducts a well-rounded review of every applicant based on his or her accomplishments, goals, and potential impact within our community. We’re looking for students who can think beyond their limits, who don’t see ‘impossible’ as a roadblock, and who will not only elevate themselves, but also those around them.

Apply to Hopkins via the Coalition Application, the Common Application, or the Universal College Application.


  • Early Decision: 11/01/18
  • Regular Decision: 01/02/19
  • Transfer: 03/01/19

A note to applicants in hurricane-affected areas: We will accept Early Decision applications through 11/09/18.

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Application Requirements

Requirements for undergraduate applications

  1. Application and Supplement

    We accept the Coalition Application, the Common Application, and the Universal College Application, all with a supplement or additional questions required.

  2. Secondary School Report

    Guidance counselor recommendation, transcript, and high school profile.

  3. Two Teacher Evaluations

    Evaluations from two teachers who can provide insight into you and your work.

  4. SAT Reasoning Test or ACT

    The SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT is required for all first-year applicants. The redesigned SAT will be available to students applying for entry in fall 2017 and after. (Please note: The writing section of the ACT is optional and the essay section of the redesigned SAT will be optional once it’s administered.) Johns Hopkins will review applications of students who attend U.S. high schools using either self-reported or official SAT or ACT scores. These students will not be required to submit official score reports unless and until they are admitted and choose to enroll. You are able to self-report test scores through the Coalition Application, Common Application, or Universal Application.

  5. Mid-year Report

    Regular Decision applicants and admitted Early Decision students must submit a Mid-year Report and updated transcript by mid-February (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.

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International Students

Pursue your ambitions

Over 460 international students represent 61 countries on our campus.

Hopkins is a place that values diversity of backgrounds, thoughts, and beliefs. We’re here to connect international students with the resources they need to become active, engaged members of the community.

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Transfer Students

Continue your education

Each year, transfer students from two-and four-year colleges add their perspectives to our classrooms.

While many of the application requirements are the same, we know that transfer students may have different questions and concerns when considering the next step in their academic career.

Visiting and Exchange Students

Extend your network

Visiting and exchange students can take one or more courses at Hopkins on a temporary basis during the fall or spring semester.

Johns Hopkins University has established reciprocal exchange agreements with universities throughout the world.

Info for Visiting and Exchange Students
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Essays That Worked

Inspiration for your most creative self

The most personal components of your application: the essays.

It’s a chance to share something about yourself with the admissions committee. Explore further for a look into the minds of current Hopkins students and successful essays from previous years.