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Pre-College Students: Summer University

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The Johns Hopkins Summer University Program offers qualified students the opportunity to take freshman- and sophomore-level credit classes in arts and sciences and engineering. The program lasts 5 weeks and residential students must be full-time students and enroll in two classes, for up to seven credits. Commuter students may register part-time (one class) or take the full two-course load. With over 100 courses being offered this summer, your schedule is about choice. Select courses in your desired college major or diversify your interests by selecting a new language or humanities class. Regardless of your choice of courses, Hopkins’ Summer University Program connects you with great minds. You have the opportunity to engage in discussions and study with academically talented students and Hopkins’ own distinguished faculty.

Schedule (Course times vary, but they are offered mornings, afternoons, and evenings)


Courses are offered in the following Hopkins departments, centers, or topic areas.

Africana Studies
American Studies
Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Arabic Language
Art and Art History
Computer Science
Earth and Planetary Sciences
East Asian Studies
English, English as a Second Language
Entrepreneurship and Management
Film and Media Studies
French Language
German Language
History of Art
History of Science and Technology
Jewish Studies
Latin American Studies
Near Eastern Studies
Peabody Music
Physics and Astronomy
Political Science
Professional Communication
Psychological and Brain Sciences
Public Health Studies
Spanish Language
Theatre Arts and Studies
Women’s Studies
Writing Seminars Online: Art, Math, Psychology and Languages

Summer University Costs
Pre-College Summer University  (age <18)

Summer University Residential (6 credits): $10,070
Summer University Commuter (6 credits): $5,620
Summer University Residential (7 credits): $10,990
Summer University Commuter (7 credits): $6,540

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Program Details

Length: 5 weeks (2 terms)

Tuition: $5620 to $10990

Residency: Homewood Campus (Residential or Commuter)

Program Requirements:

  • Must be at least 16 years old by June 30, 2018
  • Have achieved at least a 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale)
  • A writing sample
  • Most recent standardized test scores (PSAT, SAT, or ACT).
  • Official high school transcript, including Fall 2017 grades
  • Two completed recommendations: one from a Teacher; one from a Principal or Guidance Counselor. Once inside the application, you will use the recommendation manager to send requests.
  • A submitted online application, with payment of the nonrefundable application fee of $75.
  • Upon acceptance, a non-refundable tuition deposit of: $500 for commuting students, $1,250 for residential students.