pillarReserving your place in the Core

Core seminars are most successful when all participants are actively committed to the larger enterprise of engaging with classic works and important ideas, in close conversation with faculty and fellow students. Therefore, we like to communicate with incoming students as early as possible, rather than getting to know you only in September when you arrive to campus. That way we can make sure Core is the right fit for you.

In response to a large volume of inquiries about the application window, we are now employing a rolling application process. Students interested in enrolling for Core Curriculum classes in the coming semester may apply through this webpage at any time.  

Apply to the Core

Please complete this application to indicate your interest in joining Core.
  • Let us know in about 250 words (two short paragraphs) why you feel that you are are right for Core, and why the Core program seems right for you. If you are an incoming transfer student, feel free to tell us about your previous coursework experience.
  • Please let us know from where in the world you are coming to Boston this fall.
  • Let us know if you have an idea now about what concentration you might declare for your major/minor. If you are undecided, you can leave this blank.
  • Enter your University ID number here, if you have been issued one already. It should begin with the letter "U", followed by 8 numerals. If you have not yet received your Terrier Card/UID, you can leave this field blank.