JHU admits transfer students for fall

Gilman Hall clock tower in spring
Gilman Hall clock tower in spring
Hopkins welcomes admitted transfer students for the fall semester

Community organizers, military veterans, and inventors among students invited to transfer to Hopkins

Today 105 transfer applicants were offered admission to Johns Hopkins University. This fall, they will join students previously admitted to the Class of 2028 .

"Transfer students contribute unique perspectives to our campus through their sense of self-direction, community-oriented mindset, and previous experience in a college environment," says Ellen Chow, dean of Undergraduate Admissions. "In them, we see students who are ready to contribute to and grow with our community."

They include a filmmaker who uses their work to challenge conventional storytelling, a medic who established a free clinic for immigrant families in Maryland, and a U.S. Marine Corp veteran and the first in their family to graduate high school who discovered a passion for psychology through service in the military justice system. They also held part-time jobs, served as the main interpreter and translator for their families, and advocated in their communities for causes that matter to them.

Coming from a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives, their instructors describe them as insightful, curious students eager to take on new challenges and go beyond the surface to explore the nuances of the subject matter. Courageous and determined, these students have made an impact in their classrooms by taking on leadership roles, collaborating with and mentoring their peers, and asking poignant questions that inspire discussion.

Noticing a lack of resources for students interested in pursuing research at their current institution, one student established a council for undergraduate research and founded a journal to publish student findings. The impact of hazardous battery waste disposal in their community led another to patent a nontoxic, organic alternative to lithium-ion batteries. Many more demonstrated a talent for applying what they are learning in the classroom to the real world.

Of the admitted students, 21% are the first in their families to go to college and 7% have served in the military. Seventy nine percent will pursue majors in the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences, and 21% in the Whiting School of Engineering.