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Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland

Get InfoApply NowSpecial programs in Engineering, Writing, Mathematics, and the Arts and Sciences2, 4, or 5 Week ProgramsTuition ranging from $2,300 to $11,185For students completing grades 9, 10, 11, 12 (ages 14-18)Photo Gallery
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You'll love the Johns Hopkins summer pre-college program

Johns Hopkins University is recognized worldwide for excellence in research and education. Ranked 12th in the nation and 17th internationally, students of Johns Hopkins share a passion for innovative research and life-long learning. Accomplished alumni include President Woodrow Wilson, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and 37 Nobel laureates. Ideally situated in Northern Baltimore, Johns Hopkins is the perfect setting for a pre-college program.

Summer pre-college programs at Johns Hopkins help you prepare for your transition from high school to college. Their pre-college programs combine academics, athletics, and activities to give high school students a great introduction to college life.

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A day in the life

Campus life at Johns Hopkins University is unique, but here is a preview of what you can do on a single day here

  • 8.30am Roll out of bed and head to Fresh Food Cafe where you can enjoy a bagel, eggs, fruit, and more on your way to class.
  • 9.30am Grab your notebook and pen (or your laptop) and don’t be late for class.
  • 12.00pm What’s one great thing about college? Long lunch breaks. Enjoy a leisurely lunch with friends, catch up on homework, or workout at the gym.
  • 1.30pm Back to class, but not always in the classroom. Many classes take field trips around Baltimore to museums, local businesses, and medical institutions.
  • 4.00pm Your summer, your way. Sign up for the activities you want to do. Choose from sports, shopping, museums, beaches, and more.
  • 6.00pm Dinner time. Enjoy the unlimited portions at Fresh Food Cafe. Hopkins has some of the best food of any college campus.
  • 8.00pm Movies. Karaoke Night. Ice Cream Social. Talent Show. You will never forget the memories you make with your friends at Hopkins.
  • 11.00pm Enjoy a pizza, watch a movie, or play video games in the lounge. After a full day, it’s nice to relax with friends

Arrival and departure days

You must arrive and depart on the specified arrival and departure days only. If this is not possible, you must arrive the day after arrival day or depart the day before departure day. There are no rooms available at our residence hall outside of the dates of the program.

4 week session: Arrive June 23, depart July 20
2 week session #1: Arrive June 23, depart July 6
5 week session: Arrive June 30, depart August 3
2 week session #2: Arrive July 7, depart July 20
2 week session #3: Arrive July 21, depart August 3

Airport Transfers

Summer Discovery provides escorted transfers from/to Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI). We meet you at baggage claim or outside customs for international flights, and assist with your departure.

Dates & Tuition
  • Jun 30 - Aug 3: 5 WeeksSummer Term$11,185
  • Jun 23 - Jul 20: 4 WeeksEngineering Innovation$7,350
  • Jul 7 - July 20: 2 WeeksEducationUSA Academy$4,138
  • Jun 23 - Jul 6: 2 WeeksSummer Mini-Term 1$4,100
  • Jul 7 - Jul 20: 2 WeeksSummer Mini-Term 2$4,100
  • Jul 21 - Aug 3: 2 WeeksSummer Mini-Term 3$4,100
  • Jun 23 - Jul 6: 2 WeeksDiscover Hopkins Session 1$4,800
  • Jul 7 - Jul 20: 2 WeeksDiscover Hopkins Session 2$4,800
  • Jul 21 - Aug 3: 2 WeeksDiscover Hopkins Session 3$4,800

Summer University tuition is based on 2 courses, up to 6 credits. For 7 credits, tuition is $12,150.

For eligibility requirements and deadlines, please visit Johns Hopkins Pre-College website.

Commuter Students: Students that live in the Baltimore area can participate in any JHU Summer Pre-College Programs as a commuter student. The commuter program includes the course only, and does not include housing, transportation, activities, books, and supplies. 

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