Gordon College logo

Apply to JAF

To participate in the program, students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher and anticipate at least sophomore status at the beginning of the program. Students considering post-baccalaureate education (whether seminary, graduate school, law, medicine, etc.) are especially encouraged to apply; however, all applicants are considered equally. Accepted students receive a $1,000 tuition scholarship. For more information, email or call 978.867.4365.

Applications due March 9, 2018



The program offers up to 12 hours of course credit, including 8 credits towards common course core requirements in Historical Perspectives and The Examined Life, and 8 credits towards thematic core requirements in Civic Responsibility and The Human Person. Additional credits in one's major may be available at the discretion of individual departments. Costs for retreats, cultural activities, a periodical subscription, and some reading materials are covered by the program. Students admitted are also eligible—space permitting—to participate in the Gordon in Orvieto program upon completion of the JAF program.


The completed application includes the following:

  • Application form, found at www.gordon.edu/jaf/application, including a short (150–250 word) statement of interest in the program (i.e. why would this program benefit you?), indicating your level of commitment to the program for a full academic year. Included in the application below.
  • Sample of writing from a previous course emailed to 
  • Letter of recommendation from your advisor or another professor who knows you well. This should be sent directly from the faculty member to and addressed to Professors Jennifer Hevelone-Harper and Paul Brink.

Applications Deadline: March 9, 2018

Interviews will be arranged for finalists once applications are received.



Applications are submitted online at www.gordon.edu/jaf/application, and supporting materials should be addressed to Jennifer Hevelone-Harper and Paul Brink, Directors and sent to .

For questions, email  or call 978.867.4365.