For students just starting their journey

College Search Process Workshops

All event times are in the Eastern time zone.

College Admissions 101

Join Hopkins admissions officers for an overview of the college admissions process, including terminology, timelines, and requirements. You can look forward to participating in trivia questions throughout the presentation to gain insights and build a strong foundation for the college search and application process. You’ll also have the opportunity to get your questions answered by members of our admissions committee.

These sessions are ideal for students who are in the beginning stages of their college search process.

Breaking Down the College Search

Get started on your college search and begin thinking more critically about the application process! Utilizing brainstorming and reflection exercises, you’ll learn how to identify what college characteristics are most important for you and develop an application that best demonstrates your strengths and match with an institution. Admissions officers will cover how to research different schools and tips and insights into how to finalize your list of schools to apply to.

These sessions are ideal for students who are in the beginning stages of their college search process.

For students ready to apply to colleges

Essay Preparation Workshops

Telling Your Story Workshop

Learn how to use your experiences and passions to tell an authentic and cohesive story of who you through the holistic admissions process. With admissions officer guidance, you can look forward to analyzing and comparing example essay excerpts and activities lists to learn how to make the most of different portions of your application and tell your own unique story.

These sessions are ideal for students who are ready to begin working on their college application.

Supplemental Essay Workshop

This is your chance to get an inside view on the role of the supplemental essay within the college application. We’ll analyze and compare Hopkins supplemental essay excerpts to understand the role of the supplemental essay and how to strengthen your own writing in the college process.

These sessions are ideal for students who will be applying for first-year admissions this year.

Personal Statement Workshop

Whether you have so many ideas or don’t know where to start, we’ll help you make sense of writing the personal statement. By analyzing and comparing example personal statement excerpts, admissions officers will provide an inside view on the role of the essay within the college application and tips on how to start writing or improve on your first draft.

These sessions are ideal for students preparing to apply for college and may have already started their personal statement essay.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? We’ll be adding more options throughout the summer. Stay tuned!