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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.

Quick overview of Johns Hopkins University:

We also encourage you to explore Hopkins Insider, our student-run social media portal. Spending some (virtual) time with our current students will give you a clearer picture of our students—who they are and the amazing things they’re doing here.

Join us for an event on or off campus! We hold several counselor-specific events throughout the year—explore partnership opportunities below and see our visit page for a full list of events available for students, families, and counselors. Check out Hopkins Visits You to see if we’re coming to an area near you (and take our virtual campus tour—led by current students).

Application information

Application deadlines for students entering in 2019

  • Early Decision: November 1
  • Regular Decision: January 2
  • Transfer: May 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

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

International students

Working with international students? See here for more information specific to them.

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 information about estimating college costsgrants and scholarships, and more.

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 applyhelp@jhu.edu or, when appropriate, submitted by fax at (410) 516-6025. Be sure to include the student’s name, high school, and Common Application or Universal Application ID number.

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.
  • Teacher Letter of Recommendation Workshop: A seminar for teachers that explores the role of recommendation letters in the application review process and reveals what admissions officers are looking for when they read recommendations. This interactive workshop offers tips on how to write more efficient and effective letters.

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 counselors@jhu.edu. 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.

Coming to visit? Let us know by registering for an event as a counselor on our visit page.