An update on applying Early Decision


If you’re considering applying Early Decision (ED) to Johns Hopkins, you now have some extra time to get your application in.

We’ve heard about some recent issues happening within the Common Application site. Some of you may have even experienced the technical glitches  yourself. Well, rest assured—you’ve already done the hard part. You’ve kept your grades up, gathered your letters of reference, and have no doubt made many other preparations in order to begin the college application process.

Now, here’s where we come in. In an effort to offset any frustration experienced with the application process, we’ve extended our Early Decision (ED) application deadline to November 8. That’s an entire week later than the original November 1 deadline!  (We encourage you to get your application in as soon as it’s ready, but hopefully the extra week gives you a little more breathing room if you need it!).

In addition to the Common App, we also accept online applications through the Universal College Application. Click here to access their website and submit your application via the Universal College Application.

Visit our website for more information about the application process, like:

If you’ve already submitted your application (using either the Common App or the Universal College Application), great job! We’ll be following up with applicants at a later date if any part of your application is missing.

As always, feel free to e-mail ( or give the office a call at (410) 516-8171 with any questions or concerns about the application process.

Happy applying!

5 thoughts on “An update on applying Early Decision

  1. This is the ED for year 2018 ?
    What does it mean ? If I will finish the high school in the summer 2018 I must apply now for your University??

  2. Evi, the year 2018 is graduation year. You will finish high school in spring 2014, and enters college in fall 2014 as a student in the class of 2018. For the Early Decision, you need to apply now if you are a senior in your high school.

  3. Hi Evi. Takashi is correct. If you apply ED by November 8, you will be applying for admittance to the JHU class of 2018.

  4. I just found out I will graduate a year early C/O 2015, I want to attend John Hopkins, however I will only be 16 can I still apply for ED?

  5. Hi C-Aia. As long as all required documents are submitted, we will consider applications from students who graduate early from high school. While age is not a factor in the admissions process, we do check application files thoroughly to review high school course selection and progress, as well as each student’s emotional and intellectual readiness to undertake full-time university studies.

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