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 978.867.4227.

Applications due Friday, March 7



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 application form can be found at The completed application will include the three items below and can be sent to :

  • Short (150–250 word) statement of interest in 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
  • 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 Tal Howard
Application Deadline: Friday, March 7, 2014
Interviews will be arranged for finalists once applications are received. 


Applications are submitted online at, and supporting materials should be addressed to Tal Howard, Director and sent to .

fresco detail from The Seven Liberal Arts, by Andrea da Firenze