Finding your way
From your first visit to your first day
Every student takes a different path toward college, and this is especially true for first-generation students with a parent, guardian, or other custodial family member that has not completed a four-year college degree.
Hopkins offers a series of resources and events to help students and families navigate the college search and application process.
An event series tailored to meet the needs of first-generation students and their goals
We will break down every aspect of the college search, from applying for admission and financial aid to identifying a school that is the best match for you.
Thinking about applying?
Use these resources to help you prepare your best application
- Learn more about our holistic approach to admissions, academics, and student life
- Sign up for a college search workshop to help guide your research and get to know the process
- Check out our application requirements and deadlines and make a plan
- Read about our standardized testing policy (Hopkins is test optional through the 2025-2026 application year)
- Estimate your college costs (this is different for every institution)
- Attend an interactive virtual essay workshop
- Read admitted student essays and why they worked on Essays That Worked
- Find insights from students, alumni, and admissions officers on Hopkins Insider