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Name: Alec Z.

Hometown: Sugar Land Texas

Anticipated Major: Public Health

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply Early Decision? I discovered Hopkins when my sister got in three years ago. I chose to apply early decision because I visited and stayed with my sister and believed that Hopkins would be a great fit and it would be a great experience to go to school with my sister.

What’s your best piece of college search advice for high school students? I think the best advice I can give about the college search is to not stress too much. Having gone through the process, I know how daunting the tasks seems. However, approaching it with a easy-going attitude helped to make the whole process less stressful and scary. Understanding I did my best and being proud of myself no matter what colleges thought gave me a peace of mind amidst the chaos.

What are you most excited for about college and/or coming to Hopkins? I am most excited to experience the history and traditions at Hopkins. I think that college traditions are part of what makes college fun. Whether it is the lighting of the quad, spring fair, or flamingos during finals, I want to see what makes Hopkins… Hopkins!

Complete this sentence: “I would not be here on this journey to Hopkins if it weren’t for ______________________.” I would not be here on this journey to Hopkins if it weren’t for my sister. If not for her I would have never known about Johns Hopkins. I remember distinctly the night she go into Hopkins and thinking “what’s that?”. Without her admittance into Hopkins I don’t believe I would have even thought to apply!!!