Use this form to let us you would like to reserve a seat in the Core Curriculum this coming fall. After we receive your form submission or email inquiry, our faculty and staff will review your information and reply with a confirmation and additional information within a typical response window of six to ten business days.

We invite incoming first-year students to submit their reservation requests between April 1st and August 15th. Outside of that period, prospective new students, as well as students who wish to join Core as mid-semester or mid-year transfers, are invited to email the Core staff directly. We will automatically send you a reminder notification when the reservation form goes live once more.

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 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.)
  • So we can learn a bit about how our information deployment is working, will you tell us whether you learned about the Core Curriculum from a website, social media, a brochure, or a speaker?