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First-Year Applicants

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Applications accepted: from August through January for the fall semester only. We accept either the Common Application or the Universal College Application for first-year candidates.

Transfer applicants: Click here for more information.

Graduate, part-time, and non-degree programs: Click here for information.

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Requirements and Deadlines

Required for all first-year applicants

ItemEDRD
Application and Supplement
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)
11/2 1/5
Application fee or fee waiver
$70 nonrefundable application fee or fee waiver
11/2 1/5
Signed Early Decision Agreement
Document from the Common Application or Universal College Application
11/2 N/A
Secondary School Report
Guidance counselor recommendation, transcript, and high school profile
11/2 1/5
Two Teacher Evaluations 11/2 1/5
SAT Reasoning Test or ACT with Writing Test
See Standardized Test Information for more
11/2 1/5
Mid-year Report* 2/15 2/15

Required: International applicants only

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ItemEDRD
TOEFL or IELTS results
For applicants who have not attended an English language school for the last five years and whose primary language is not English
11/2 1/5
International Certification of Finances Form and Bank Statement
For non-US citizens and non-US Permanent Residents
11/2 1/5

Recommended

ItemEDRD
Two SAT Subject tests** 11/2 1/5

Financial Aid Application (optional)

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ItemEDRD
CSS Profile 11/15 3/1
FAFSA 3/1 3/1
Your family’s 2013 Federal tax returns
11/15 N/A
Your family’s 2014 Federal tax returns
5/1 3/1
ED
Early Decision
RD
Regular Decision

Required

1. Application and Supplement
ED
11/2
RD
1/5

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).

2. Application fee or fee waiver
ED
11/2
RD
1/5

$70 nonrefundable application fee or fee waiver.

3. Signed Early Decision Agreement
ED
11/2
RD
N/A

Document from the Common Application or Universal College Application.

4. Secondary School Report
ED
11/2
RD
1/5

Guidance counselor recommendation, transcript, and high school profile.

5. Two Teacher Evaluations
ED
11/2
RD
1/5
6. SAT Reasoning Test or ACT with Writing Test
ED
11/2
RD
1/5

See Standardized Test Information for more.

7. Mid-year Report*
ED
2/15
RD
2/15

Required: International applicants only

See more details

1. TOEFL or IELTS results
ED
11/2
RD
1/5

For applicants who have not attended an English language school for the last five years and whose primary language is not English.

2. International Certification of Finances Form and Bank Statement
ED
11/2
RD
1/5

For non-US citizens and non-US Permanent Residents.

Recommended

1. Two SAT Subject tests**
ED
11/2
RD
1/5

Financial Aid Application (optional)

See more details

1. CSS Profile
ED
11/15
RD
3/1
2. FAFSA
ED
3/1
RD
3/1
3. Your family’s 2013 Federal tax returns
ED
11/15
RD
N/A
4. Your family’s 2014 Federal tax returns
ED
5/1
RD
3/1

*Mid-year reports

Regular Decision applicants and 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. 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. The school counselor should mention the school’s trimester system when the updated transcripts are submitted.

**SAT Subject tests

SAT Subject tests can be a great way to demonstrate an academic strength. Though they are not required, we recommend submitting two tests in your strongest subject areas or intended major.

The Johns Hopkins Supplemental Essay

Need some essay inspiration? Get advice from our admissions committee and check out our Essays That Worked for real-life examples.

The essays are an important part of the college application. It’s where we look for you to tell us more about who you are and where you want to go.

Applicants to Hopkins are asked to answer our supplemental essay question. Here’s sneak peek of this year’s question:

Johns Hopkins University was founded in 1876 on a spirit of exploration and discovery. As a result, students can pursue a multi-dimensional undergraduate experience both in and outside of the classroom. Given the opportunities at Hopkins, please discuss your current interests—academic or extracurricular pursuits, personal passions, summer experiences, etc.—and how you will build upon them here.

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