Applying for the Core


The application to enroll in Core as an incoming first-year student is live until August 15th. Students who wish to apply after that date for a place in the forthcoming fall semester, or as mid-semester or mid-year transfers, are invited to email the Core staff directly. We strive to reply to questions within 48 hours.

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.
  • What weekend do you plan to attend the BU Summer Orientation program? (If you know; if you do not, you may leave this blank. If you have already gone through Orientation, please let us know which session you attended.)