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A Handbook for Johns Hopkins Parents

2013-2014 Academic Year

From the day new students first arrive on campus until they graduate (and beyond), Hopkins advisors and counselors work closely with them to guide and shape their academic experiences. Many students arrive with clear goals and the skills to reach those goals, but all can benefit from academic advisors who support and guide them on their voyage of discovery

This guide is meant to help you, the parent, learn about the incredible range of resources your child has access to as a member of the Johns Hopkins student community. Reading through this guide, you'll learn about

We hope you find this guide practical and informative. If you have any questions, please contact Jean Free at

A Letter from Kevin G. Shollenberger

Vice Provost for Student Affairs

Dear Hopkins Parent,

We know that you have a strong interest in your child’s happiness and success at Johns Hopkins.  You have worked diligently over the years to instill values that will guide your child during his or her entire life.  Yet you still face the question of when to step in and when to step back, when to let your son or daughter stumble, and when to swoop in to save the day.  

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