College Search Process
Helping you navigate the college journey
A college decision is the culmination of many years of work: identifying what matters to you, researching and visiting colleges, connecting with your counselors and teachers, and completing your application. We’ve pulled together Hopkins Insider articles, video tips, and virtual events to support you and your family as you navigate this process.
Advice From Our Admissions Team
Understanding College Terminology
Learn about common terms colleges use in the application process so you can make the most informed decisions as you’re applying.Read More
The College Planning Timeline: What To Do & When
You don’t have to think about this all at once. We break down the timeline so you can focus your efforts during each phase of your high school experience and college search.Read More
How To Build Your College List
An important part of the college search process is building a balanced list of places to apply. We recommend taking some time to identify what’s most important to you and then researching colleges that align with your values.Read More
How We Review Your Application
We consider many different aspects of your lived experience, academic achievement, and involvements when deciding if you’re a match for Hopkins.
Our interactive workshops—on topics like the college search process and essay preparation—will help you build your strongest application when you’re ready to apply.