Counselors and Educators

Partnering with you to support your work with students.

You’re guiding your students in making one of the most important decisions in their academic career—and we’re here to offer resources to help you in this process. Read on to learn more about our community and application process so your students can craft their strongest applications. 

Resources for You

Hopkins at a Glance

Check out our Fast Facts for incoming first-year class data to get a sense of who we are as a community. 

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Counselor and Educator Events

Our events cover a range of topics, from what our admissions committee looks for in applications to letter of recommendation workshops.

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Student Brag Sheet

Before writing your letter of recommendation, consider sending this handout to your students to collect helpful information about them.

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Learn how the school profile and your letter of recommendation work together to help us better understand your student’s experiences and what to keep in mind as you work on these materials.

Resources for Your Students

College Planning Guide

Whether your students are starting the college search process or are ready to apply, this guide is full of valuable insights from our admissions committee. 

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Application Workshops

In these workshops geared for students, a member of our admissions committee will lead exercises in how to use different parts of the application to show a student’s most authentic self.

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Essays That Worked

Your students can look over successful application essays along with admissions committee feedback on why they worked. 

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Sign up for our newsletter to stay informed about upcoming deadlines, workshop offerings, application tips for your students, and admissions events they might be interested in.

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Supporting Your Students Through the Application Process

We understand there’s a lot that goes into applying to colleges. We encourage you and your students to take the following steps. 

Before the application

  • Read through Preparing for College for recommendations on how students can make the most of their high school experience.
  • Attend an event to learn more about Hopkins and determine if it’s a community your students would like to join.
    • Parents, guardians, and other members of your student’s support system (including yourself) are welcome to attend our workshops and events. Please note the content will be geared towards students unless otherwise specified.

Submitting the application

The application is your student’s chance to show us who they’ll be in our community. We want to know what motivates them, what they’re interested in inside and outside the classroom, and what kind of impact they’ve had within their own communities.  

Students can apply through the Common Application or Coalition on Scoir. If you are sending application materials directly to us, such as the school profile and letter of recommendation, please email them to Make sure you include the student’s name, high school, and application ID number. 

Please refer to our application deadlines and requirements for specific dates and materials needed. 

After the application

After your student submits their materials, we’ll send you an email if there are any missing documents.

Students can view their application checklist in their applicant portal. They’ll also receive their admissions decision through the same portal on our decision release dates, which we announce every year on August 1. 

Their applicant portal will include information about financial aid and any merit scholarships. We are not able to release decisions over the phone. 

Request a Workshop

We collaborate with schools and districts on educational programming for students, families, and school administrators.

For more information or to request a session, email While we may not be able to immediately accommodate all requests given staff availability, we are happy to work with you.

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Special Group Visits

Group tours are offered most weekdays at 1 p.m. ET. Please complete the request form at least one month—but no more than two months—in advance of your anticipated visit. Priority is given to high school students, and groups cannot be larger than 50 guests.

If you have any questions or would like to request special accommodation, contact  

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Local Partnerships

If you’re a staff member at a school in Baltimore City and Washington, DC and would like to work together more closely, please contact Savannah Miller at for opportunities.

Your students may also be eligible for our Cummings Scholars Program, a scholarship and cohort experience for high-achieving students in Baltimore City and Washington, DC public and public charter schools.


We understand each student has a different path to college and may have a particular set of questions about the application process. Check the pages below for additional guidance. 

First-Generation College Students
International Applicants
Prospective Athletes
QuestBridge Applicants
Students with DACA or Undocumented status
U.S. Military Veterans

Contact Your Regional Admissions Counselor.

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