Selection Process

There are no prerequisites other than interest and motivation. Anyone may apply. The pool of applicants is drawn from the following sources:

  • Nominations by faculty and fellow students

  • Lists of students with high grades or test scores

  • Self-nomination

The rigorous selection process takes place in October of the sophomore year and includes the following procedures:

  1. Submission of an academic essay written within the previous year

  2. A timed essay on an interdisciplinary topic

  3. A lengthy interview with two University faculty

  4. Interviews and simulations organized by current Proudians