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Summer Immersion

Classes for one week, knowledge for a lifetime.

We can’t make summer longer, but we can make it worth your while. With intensive, one-week courses at Johns Hopkins University, take advantage of practical, hands-on learning that will add appeal to your college application. From college prep classes to investigations into medical and applied science topics, immerse yourself in experiential learning to have a positive impact on your college application, and in your life.

Courses run all day and will include classroom lectures, workshops, guest speakers, and field trips, all designed for optimum engagement. An excursions to Baltimore’s famed Inner Harbor and a trip to Washington, DC, will enhance your Johns Hopkins University experience.

Residential program only; Non-Credit

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Summer Immersion Courses

Course Cancellation.
We're sorry, but this course has been cancelled for summer 2019.

You have everything working for you. Your grades are strong, you did well on the SAT, and your letters of recommendation will sing your praises. All you have left is a personal statement that describes the person you are, in terms that you feel good about. Writing the college application personal statement doesn’t have to be a chore or the biggest challenge of your high school life... Click here to learn more about this course.
Start your college search at JHU this summer! The College Preparatory Institute provides you with a
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unique and individualized opportunity to begin your college search! Join us this summer and hear from JHU admissions advisors, students and other experts about how to navigate the admission process. Workshop students will:
  • Get a jump start on their college admissions essay
  • Take admissions tours of some of the area’s prestigious institutions
  • Develop test taking skills to improve your scores
Workshop Dates: June 24-28, 2019
Cost: $2,575
Sample Day
9:00AM-10:30 AM SAT Math: What to Know
10:30AM -12Noon JHU Admissions Panel
12:00-1:00PM Lunch at Fresh Food Cafe
1:00PM-3:00PM College Visit
3:30-5:00PM Developing your College Essay
5:00-6:00PM Dinner at Levering Hall
6:00PM Evening Activities on the JHU Campus
9:00PM Bed Check
Course Cancellation.
We're sorry, but this course has been cancelled for summer 2019.

Are you really what you eat? In this week-long course, students will explore the latest scientific research behind this familiar saying – and how it can exert a practical effect in their own lives. Nutrition is a key intersection of biology and health care. And the emerging field of nutrigenomics – which examines gene-diet interactions, with an emphasis on the prevention or treatment of disease – has the potential to revolutionize the focused nutritional strategies that can improve our lives... Click here to learn more about this course.
Are you ready for the increasingly multidisciplinary university of this moment?Apply Today

Johns Hopkins Summer Pre-College Programs can give talented high school students the tools to prepare for an undergraduate environment in which even introductory courses are constructed with an eye to disciplinary synergies. There look not only to familiar shared territories (biology and chemistry, say), but also prepare the ground for bold leaps between disparate bodies of knowledge. One course offered at JHU this summer – Tell Me a Story: Narratives in Medicine – explores the powerful connections between medicine and the cluster of humanities and social sciences (including literature, anthropology, and history) involved in the study of how human beings tell stories... Click here to learn more about this course.

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Program Details

Length: One Week

Residency: Homewood Campus

Application Deadline: 05/31/19

Program Requirements:

  • Must be 15 - 17
  • High School Transcript (with Fall 2018 grades)
  • A submitted online application, with payment of the nonrefundable application fee of $85.
  • Tuition - $2,575
  • Upon acceptance, a non-refundable tuition deposit of $1,250 for residential students.
  • International students need English Proficiency Test Scores (TOEFL, iELTS, or DET)