Crafting Your Strongest Application

Upcoming Deadline

November 1, 2023

Application Deadline

Early Decision I

we want to understand who you’ll be in our community.

Our students celebrate the exchange of perspectives, build on their experiences, and get inspired to try new things. As we review your application, we want to understand how you’ve thrived academically and contributed to your school environment, extracurricular activities, and community. Each part of the application gives us a sense of how your achievements and values align with Hopkins.

Find out more about our review process and what we look for in applicants, so you can craft your strongest application.

How We Review Your Application

We consider many different aspects of your experience, academic achievement, involvements, and personal qualities when deciding if you’re a match for Hopkins.

Your Hopkins Application: What We Consider

Academic Character

How you pursue your academics, contribute to the learning environment, and engage with your interests beyond the classroom. We typically find this in your transcripts, activities list, recommendations, and test scores (optional).

Impact & Initiative

The roles and impact you’ve had in clubs, organizations, jobs and internships, or within your own family and community. We typically find this in your activities list, recommendations, and essays.

Overall Match

Your values, goals, and how we believe you’d grow within the Hopkins community. We typically find this in your supplemental essay, personal statement, and overall application.

Important deadlines & requirements

Hopkins accepts both the Common Application and Coalition on Scoir. We share key dates and break down the process to make sure you and your family have all the information you need to submit your best application.

Learn More About Application Deadlines & Requirements

Admissions Tips & Advice for Your College Search

Our College Planning Guide has application tips videos, advice for your college search, and financial planning resources.

Explore our college planning guide

Additional Applicant Resources

Every student has different questions about the application process. Click the links below for helpful answers that may apply to you. Our Application Deadlines & Requirements page contains important dates for all applicants.

Learn About Admissions at an Upcoming Event

Our events help you understand our admissions process and prepare you to craft your strongest application. Hear directly from our admissions team at a Q&A or application workshop, and get the answers you need to apply with confidence.

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