All students who are planning for their sophomore, junior, and senior years are invited to apply for admission to the Public Affairs Conversation, regardless of major or intended major. Sophomore admission is presently pending faculty approval in February, but rising sophomores may apply immediately. The program strives for the broadest possible mix of backgrounds and interests. Applications will be read by the Director of the program, and admitted students for each academic year will be notified of their acceptance no later than the period of web registration.
Applications will be accepted beginning on January 15 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis up until April 9. This means that applications will be evaluated as they are received, and therefore earlier applicants will have an advantage if program space fills. Applicants will receive confirmation of their admission status prior to the beginning of spring registration. After April 9, applications will be reviewed contingent on available space in the program.