Parents and Families

From your nest to ours.

As a parent, guardian, family member, mentor, or any part of your student’s support system, you play a major role in your student’s life. Even when they go off to college, your student will always need your encouragement. This is especially important as they decide where they want to spend the next four years. 

As you begin this period of big changes, we’ve collected information and resources so you can continue to be there for your students through this next chapter—even if you won’t always be there physically.

Sending your child to college is a monumental and emotional milestone that often brings up questions about where to begin. Watch this video for a breakdown of key steps your student should take to stay on track during high school.


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Why a Hopkins Education

Hopkins was founded as the first research university in the U.S. We define the undergraduate experience by broad academic freedom, diversity of thought, and support for new ideas. Students have access to unparalleled resources, including $3.4 billion in annual research spending, more than any other university.

Our students and alumni have the preparation, connections, and confidence to explore a wide range of opportunities for growth and innovation in their lives. Hopkins graduates have gone on to work for Fortune 500 companies, attend medical and law school, create their own commercial startups, and much more.

  • #1 Research and Development Spending in the U.S.
  • 98% of Students Graduate with Pre-Professional Experience
  • 100% of Fortune 500 Companies Employ Hopkins Graduates

From College to Career

A cornerstone of a Hopkins education is career readiness.

Our undergraduates follow their passions into every imaginable field and achieve success across a variety of employers and graduate schools. To guide them through the transition from campus to career, Life Design Lab helps students gain networking and job searching skills, develop deep industry knowledge, and explore their postgraduate options. The center links students with employers and alumni through programs such as on-campus career fairs, internship postings, off-campus recruiting events, and alumni networking receptions.

Every first-year student is assigned a Life Design Educator, a mentor who connects them with immersive experiences and resources for personal and professional growth. Throughout the following years, students have access to Life Design Educators who work with their specific major or academic department.


If your family demonstrates you can only pay part of college costs, or none at all, we cover the rest with need-based scholarships that don’t need to be repaid and work-study opportunities. Follow our step-by-step instructions to apply for need-based scholarships and work-study opportunities.

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Answers to Your Questions

You may be interested in these frequently asked questions by families of enrolled students.

If at any point you have questions, please contact your student’s regional admissions counselor. They are members of our admissions committee who are familiar with the schools in your area and available to help you and your student through the application process.

We offer services that are very curated and focused on the student…Not every student is the same, and we try to make their experience of career searching as tailored to their interests and views as we can and to help them make their decisions based on what they would ideally like to have. 

Maren Gonzales, Life Design Lab Communications Associate

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Student Health and Well-Being

Your student’s overall well-being is integral to their development and success. From health care and education to counseling and other mental health services, we have on-campus resources in place to make sure your student is well-cared for.

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The Blue Jay Family Ambassador Program is a great platform for me to share my experience, especially as an international Blue Jay parent. It provides me with a great opportunity to help other parents. I know how difficult it is for parents to send their kids away from home, so I want to boost and encourage them and create a sense of community. It helps me feel supported as well! 

Priya V., Mother of Subhasri V. ’25

Family Resources

Hopkins families continue to be active in their student’s life. Learn more about the student experience at Hopkins and how our families stay connected.