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Pre-College Students: Discover Hopkins

Accelerate your entry into college life!

Discover Hopkins Programs are intensive programs designed to expose you to topics from different perspectives. For instance, observe top researchers and listen to experts at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, as you survey the latest in environmental health.

A typical day includes instructor-led morning lectures, supplemented by afternoon field trips and guest speakers—faculty, alumni, and other leading researchers or practitioners—will enhance your learning of the topic.

Discover Hopkins program includes weekend excursions to nearby attractions such as Baltimore Inner Harbor, Hershey Park, and Washington DC.

The Discover Hopkins Programs are open to both residential and commuter students. Students register for one course (1cr) per session, and may enroll in up to 3 sessions (6 weeks) for up to 3 credits. Students choose the session or sessions that best fits their schedule.

College Credits Earned: 1 credit per session

Get to Know Discover Hopkins

Monday - FridayEventLocation
7:00 - 9:00 a.m.BreakfastFresh Food CafeMap it
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noonMorning Class SessionsLocations Vary
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.Lunch & BreakFresh Food CafeMap it
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.Afternoon Class SessionsLocations Vary
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.Free TimeLocations Vary
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.DinnerFresh Food CafeMap it
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.Campus Actives & Study TimeLocations Vary
9:30 - 10:30 p.m.Residence Hall Check-InMcCoy HallMap it
11:00 p.m.Residents must be on assigned floorMcCoy HallMap it
12:00 MidnightResidents must be in assigned roomsMcCoy HallMap it
12:00 Midnight - 12:15 a.m.Room checksMcCoy HallMap it

Program CostsResidentialCommuter Credits
Discover Hopkins Courses$4,800$3,0001
Discover Hopkins: Medical School Intensive
(5/8: Course & Waitlist at Capacity)
Discover Hopkins: Physiology and Disease$5,500$4,0001
Discover Hopkins: Introduction to Surgery
(5/8: Course & Waitlist at Capacity)

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New Discover Hopkins Course Added!

New Discover Hopkins 2019 Course!Exploring Medical Careers

This program introduces scientific knowledge and promotes awareness of a variety of medical and health careers, for example, multiple specialties of physicians, physician assistant, nurse careers, professional therapists (physical, occupational, respiratory, radiation), clinical nutritionist, pharmacist, genetic counselor, medical laboratory scientist, veterinarian, clinical trial professionals, clinical social worker, and public health-related careers. Taught by diverse healthcare professionals currently working in the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, students will gain meaningful scientific knowledge and practical career knowledge by participating in lectures, labs, hands-on/simulation activities, interviews, and workshops.
teacher instructing students

Program Details

Length: 2 weeks (3 sessions)

Tuition: $3000 to $5500

Residency: Homewood Campus

Program Requirements:

  • Must be 15-17
  • High School Transcript, including Fall 2018 grades
  • One Letter of Recommendation
  • A submitted online application, with payment of the nonrefundable application fee of $85.
  • Upon acceptance, a non-refundable tuition deposit of: $500 for commuting students, up to $1250 for residential students.
  • International students need English Proficiency Test Scores (TOEFL, iELTS, or DET)