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***Official Johns Hopkins Class of 2021 ED Discussion Thread***

jkaz123jkaz123 Registered User Posts: 36 Junior Member
edited December 2016 in Johns Hopkins University
Hello everybody,
Since we're only 10 days away from decision day, I was hoping we could use a thread to ask questions and ponder about our decisions. We should revive another discussion thread because hopefully I'm not the only one freaking out!
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Replies to: ***Official Johns Hopkins Class of 2021 ED Discussion Thread***

  • baribaribaribari Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
    Okay... usually I'm a pretty low key gal, but yesterday I had a nightmare about not getting into JHU D:
    I blame a lack of sleep. I don't really understand why I suddenly became so anxious (maybe it's because I really don't want to go through the application process again for a different school lol ). It seems the closer we get to the 16th, the more fidgety I become. I just really feel the need to talk it all out. The wait is becoming unbearable.

    Plus I kinda told all my friends that I applied ED to JHU so it's gonna be real awkward if I don't get in... lol

    Hahaha okay I need a more positive subject. What's everyone's intended major?

    (and I promise that I write better than I chat online ;) )
  • blue221blue221 Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
    Hello! Why do you think the decision release date was moved to the 16th?
  • baribaribaribari Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
    Probably because they pushed the deadline back because of that hurricane? Idk just a guess.
  • jkaz123jkaz123 Registered User Posts: 36 Junior Member
    First choice of major is molecular and cellular bio!
  • baribaribaribari Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
    @jkaz123 Hey same! Molecular biology, and then maybe biophysics. Honestly I shouldn't even be thinking about this because I have to get in first lol
  • yogurt1234yogurt1234 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    edited December 2016
    @baribari oh my gosh I had the exact same dream!!! That's so funny! I'm not ready for this to be honest and I freak out every time I think about it
  • blue221blue221 Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
    has anyone done an alumni interview? how was it?
  • Jack-etJack-et Registered User Posts: 43 Junior Member
    Neuroscience/Public Health, I think!

    I didn't know until after i applied that public health is the most common major at JHU (http://web.jhu.edu/registrar/reports/Reports_2015_2016/Major_Field_of_StudyArts_SciencesEngineeringUndergraduate_1st_majors_FL15.pdf), but it would make sense since it has Bloomberg.

    I'm freaking out, too! 9 more days!
  • yogurt1234yogurt1234 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    I didn't do an alumni interview but I have an interview with a current student on campus when I visited- I think my interview went well though! It started out with the common, "tell me about yourself" and it flowed smoothly from there!
  • yogurt1234yogurt1234 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    ***had not have
  • blue221blue221 Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
    how do people feel about their supplements?
  • baribaribaribari Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
    I'm going for Molecular Biology too! (Maybe Biophysics as well... I can worry about that if I get in).

    As for my supplement, I guess it was good? Felt like it was good enough to submit. I decided to dot it with a bunch of microscope puns like

    "Attending Johns Hopkins will give me another lense to view the world through"

    "After fiddling with my fine adjustment a bit, I concluded that Johns Hopkins in the right fit for me."

    Stuff like that. I'm ad-libbing a bit because I don't have my essay on hand, but yeah.

    I hope they like it.
  • jkaz123jkaz123 Registered User Posts: 36 Junior Member
    For my supplement, I thought it was good in the fact that it definitely showed how Hopkins was for me, but I feel I was a little too formal... Maybe I should've added more puns :P

    Does anyone know if admission takes into account how popular a major is among the applicants? Like could someone be rejected/waitlisted because they already have a certain amount of students with that major? I'd imagine they would try to diversify the majors...
  • baribaribaribari Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
    I think that's only with the biomedical engineering students, since JHU students don't even pick their majors until like junior year, right?
  • JacobsartoriusJacobsartorius Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    I didn't even know the overall acceptance rate dropped by around 5%
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