Transfer Application Deadlines & Requirements

Deadlines and requirements for transfer students

To make sure your application is processed on time, carefully review the upcoming deadlines, then follow the instructions on the Common Application to create an account and begin your transfer application.

Transfer Eligibility

  • We accept transfer students into our entering sophomore and junior classes for the fall semester only.
  • Applications are open to students who haven’t completed their bachelor’s degree or equivalent at another institution. If you’ve already earned a degree, we encourage you to explore our graduate programs for more opportunities to pursue your interests.
  • Transfer applicants must have graduated high school and completed more than 12 semester-based credits at another institution. If you’ve graduated from high school and enrolled in college but don’t have more than 12 credits, or you’re enrolled in a dual enrollment or early college program, you should apply as a first-year student.

Deadlines & Important Dates

Updated dates are made public on August 1st each year.
Early Decision I Early Decision II Regular Decision Transfer
Application Deadline November 1, 2023 January 2, 2024 January 2, 2024 March 1, 2024
Financial Aid Deadline November 15, 2023 January 15, 2024 January 15, 2024 March 15, 2024
Decision Release December 15, 2023 February 16, 2024 March 20, 2024 May 10, 2024
Reply-By Date January 15, 2024 March 1, 2024 May 1, 2024 June 1, 2024

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Application Requirements

After You Apply

Check your application status, view your financial aid checklist, and access your admissions decision through the applicant portal. You'll receive instructions for logging on after you apply.

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Credit Transfer Policies

Understanding how we transfer your current credits can help ease your transition here. We’ll explain which credits are most likely to count toward a Hopkins degree.


Additional Applicant Resources

We understand that each student has a different set of questions about the application process. Use the dropdown menu below for helpful answers that may apply to you.

Find Answers to Your Admissions Questions

There are many things to consider when you decide to transfer schools. We’ve answered our most frequently asked questions in one place, so you can have the information you need to apply confidently.


Get to Know the Hopkins Community

Our admissions team and current Blue Jays lead events specifically for transfer students. Explore campus, learn how we’ll support your transition to Hopkins, and start picturing yourself here.

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