HOME program attendees at the Inner Harbor

HOME: Hopkins Online Multicultural Experience

Information for HOME 2022 will be released in Summer 2022.

When Johns Hopkins University was founded as the nation’s first research university, we were charged with a bold mission: Create new knowledge for the world. We believe that bringing together a community of people from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences is fundamental in our pursuit.

The goal of HOME is to connect African American, Black, Latinx, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander, and multiracial high school seniors to the people, organizations, and resources that unite our multicultural community.


About Applying for HOME

When you apply to HOME, you will be able to indicate if you are interested in applying to just the main HOME Program, or HOME + Impact based on your schedule and personal preferences. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If admitted to HOME, you will be notified about your acceptance into either the HOME Program or HOME + Impact.

Acceptance or non-acceptance into HOME or HOME + Impact is not an indicator of admissibility to Johns Hopkins University.

Don’t hesitate to contact us at home.program@jhu.edu if you have any questions.

HOME Application Materials

  1. Transcript

    Unofficial transcripts are accepted; however, all transcripts must include grades 9 through 11. Feel free to include a photo of a recent report card, a screenshot of your grades, or a document with a list of your grades.

  2. HOME Essay

    For this year’s HOME application, we will be utilizing the Johns Hopkins University supplemental essay prompt. Please note: Students will need to re-submit a supplemental essay along with their Coalition for College or Common Application to the university, regardless if it is the same draft as their HOME essay.

  3. Optional: SAT or ACT

    Standardized testing is optional for the 2021 HOME Program application. If you have test scores you wish to share with us, you are welcome to do so. As testing is optional, students who do not submit test scores will not be at a disadvantage in the program selection process.

  4. HOME Application Form

    After you have prepared your application materials, apply using the HOME Application form, coming soon.

Essay topic:

Founded on a spirit of exploration and discovery, Johns Hopkins University encourages students to share their perspectives, develop their interests and pursue new experiences. Use this space to share something you’d like the admissions committee to know about you (your interests, your background, your identity or your community) and how it has shaped what you want to get out of your college experience at Hopkins. (300-400 words)



Saturday, October 16, 2021

Our conference-style HOME Program on Saturday, October 16 introduces students to the diverse community at Hopkins. Sessions will be hosted in virtual webinar and meeting formats to allow many students to participate at the same time while still engaging with current students and creating valuable interactions with the Hopkins community.

Program Schedule: 

Saturday, October 16: Hopkins empowers students to explore their unique and intersectional identities and find community amongst our students, faculty, and staff. During this program we will showcase the resources available to support students throughout their college journey. 

  • Learn how the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) enhances the educational experience of students from under-represented populations.  
  • Engage in conversations around identity and intersectionality with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion that houses our LGBTQ Life, OMA, Religious & Spiritual Life, and Women & Gender Resources offices.  
  • Meet current student leaders of our culturally affiliated student organizations 

HOME + Impact

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Students will join the Saturday, October 16 event plus an additional event on Saturday, October 23 that will promote small group conversations around identity, finding your voice, and making an impact in your community. To best accommodate these conversations and ensure all attendees can connect with current students and their peers, space will be limited for this portion of the program.

Program Schedule: 

Saturday, October 23The Hopkins community is comprised of changemakers and innovators. During this program, you will connect with Hopkins students that are leading conversations and making an impact in Baltimore and around the world. 

  • Participate in a workshop lead by SEED (Students Educating and Empowering Diversity), a group of undergraduates trained to support an inclusive campus climate through programs which promote living, functioning, and navigating effectively in diverse communities. 
  • Hear how our Life Design Lab supports Hopkins students as they identify and pursue paths that are successful and more importantly, fulfilling.  
  • Learn how students find their civic voice and make a meaningful impact in Baltimore City.