Johns Hopkins University will Be Test-Optional for the Class of 2025. According to JHU, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges to students around the world—from difficulties in remote learning and online access to canceled testing, extra-curricular activities, and enrichment opportunities.
Due to testing availability limitations and cancelations due to the pandemic limited this year, Johns Hopkins is adopting a 1-year test-optional policy for the class of 2025 (students applying for entry in the fall of 2021).
However, like many other schools going test-optional for the Class of 2021, JHU will still welcome any test scores —SAT, ACT, AP, IB, English language proficiency exams, or others—that an applicant chooses to share that the applicant considers feels is reflective of their academic ability.
According to the announcement, We also recognize that the pandemic has affected nearly every aspect of a student’s high school experience. Many schools have made changes to their grading policies and structures or moved to remote instruction, which impacts school clubs and organizations, athletics, internships, research, and other opportunities for student involvement.
Hopkins’ holistic approach to admissions will continue to focus on academic character, impact, and initiative, and match for the JHU community.