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 Common Application or Apply Coalition on Scoir.


  • Early Decision I: November 1, 2022
  • Early Decision II: January 3, 2023
  • Regular Decision: January 3, 2023
  • Transfer: March 1, 2023
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Application Requirements

Requirements for undergraduate applications

  1. Application and Supplement

    We accept the Common Application and Apply Coalition on Scoir, with a supplement or additional questions required.

  2. Secondary School Report

    School 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

    Because of the continued impact of COVID-19 on testing availability and access, Johns Hopkins University is test-optional through the 2025-2026 application year. Students who do not submit test scores are not disadvantaged in our process. If you have a test score—SAT, ACT, AP, IB, English language proficiency exams, or others—and feel it is reflective of your academic ability, we will consider it as part of our holistic review strategy.

  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.

Application fee waiver information

Fee waivers are available via the Common Application or Coalition on Scoir. In whichever application platform you use, you will be asked questions to gauge your fee waiver eligibility. If you do not meet the eligibility criteria but the application fee presents a financial hardship, please fill out this fee waiver request form.

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International Students

Pursue your ambitions

You are considered an international applicant if you are not a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, eligible non-citizen, or have DACA or undocumented status or if you are a citizen of another country and attend secondary school in the U.S.

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.

Info for international students
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First Generation Students

Forge your path

If you have a parent, guardian, or other custodial family member that has not completed a four-year college degree, you may be considered a first-generation student. Every student takes a different path toward college, and this is especially true for students in this category.

Hopkins is committed to bringing the best and brightest students regardless of background—take a look at these resources collected to help students and families navigate the college search and application process.

Info for First Generation Students
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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.

Military Veterans

Veterans at Hopkins

Bring your life experiences to the classroom

As a military veteran, your diverse ideas, work ethic, and global perspectives can help you succeed in classrooms, research, and the greater Hopkins community. Learn more about our support for U.S. military veterans.

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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.