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 for College Application or the Common Application.


  • Early Decision I: November 1, 2021
  • Early Decision II: January 3, 2022
  • Regular Decision: January 3, 2022
  • Transfer: March 1, 2022
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Application Requirements

Requirements for undergraduate applications

  1. Application and Supplement

    We accept the Coalition for College Application and the Common Application, 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 testing availability and access continues to be limited, Johns Hopkins is extending our test-optional policy for the Class of 2026 (students applying for entry in the fall of 2022). If you choose to submit your scores, Johns Hopkins will consider them as part of our holistic application review process. If a student has a test score—SAT, ACT, AP, IB, English language proficiency exams, or others—and feels it is reflective of their academic ability, we welcome any testing submission they choose to share. More standardized test information.

  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 Coalition for College Application or Common Application. In the application platform, you will be asked questions to gauge your fee waiver eligibility. If you do not meet the eligibility criteria and the application fee presents a financial hardship, we will accept an email from your high school counselor requesting the fee to be waived.

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International Students

Pursue your ambitions

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
Students on Campus
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.

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.