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Information for counselors

We value our partnerships with high school counselors and the work that goes into preparing, advising, and counseling students through one of the most important decisions they will make.

Partnership opportunities

We aim to collaborate with schools or districts on educational programming for students, families, and school administrators. Our staff members are trained to lead workshops on the following topics:

For High School Counselors, Teachers, or Staff

  • Counselor Letter of Recommendation Workshop: A seminar for counselors and administrators that explores the role of the school profile and counselor letter of recommendation in the application review process. This workshop will introduce tips on how to maximize the effectiveness of the school profile and provide insight into what admissions officers expect to learn from the counselor’s recommendation.

For Students

  • College Search and Application Workshop: An interactive program designed to introduce students to the college search process and the various components of an application. In part one, students discuss the factors that should drive their college search and learn tips on how to maximize the campus visit experience. Students get the chance to explore sample essays and transcripts to gain familiarity with the application review process.
  • Application Essay Workshop: A program for students focusing on the role of the essay in the application review process. This workshop includes a discussion of how the essay fits in with other components of the application and two main interactive activities, one breaking down essay prompts and the other comparing and contrasting sample essays through the eyes of an admissions committee member.

For more information or to request a session, please email Please note: With limited availability to host workshops, we may not be able to immediately accommodate all requests, but are happy to work with you.

Resources and quick links

Quick overview of Johns Hopkins University:

Information for applicants

Application deadlines for students applying for fall 2021

  • Early Decision I: November 2
  • Early Decision II: January 4
  • Regular Decision: January 4
  • Transfer: March 1

View more details about our deadlines and requirements here, see information specifically for transfer applicants here, or click here for more in-depth information about our application process.

Early Decision I or II

If your students feel that Hopkins is their first-choice college, applying ED may be a good option for them. Learn more about Early Decision here.

International students

Working with international students? See international-specific information here.

Financial aid

We are here to help support students and their families as they learn about eligibility for financial aid and explore payment options. Please see our financial aid website for detailed information.

Application documents

Throughout the application cycle, we’ll keep you informed about upcoming deadlines and requirements, both on this site and via email. We’ll also send updates about the status of your students’ applications, including missing documents. If you are sending application materials directly to us, you may send via email at or, when appropriate, submitted by fax at (410) 516-6025. Be sure to include the student’s name, high school, and application ID number.

Join our summer book club!

As you know, our field is one that constantly evolves. Each summer, our staff reads books and resources about higher education, unique populations, generational trends, and skill sets directly relevant to our work. We’re always looking for recommendations. And we invite you to read along with us!

If you’d like to recommend a book (fiction or nonfiction) you think we should know about, please email your recommendation to And make sure to join our counselor mailing list and stay connected with us throughout the year.