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Protect your courage

We are so glad you are interested in applying to Watson! We’re on the search for young people who are motivated to work towards a future that is better, more sustainable, and more equitable than the present. We’re looking for people who are gritty, creative, and driven to not only listen and learn, but also act. We’re scouting for applicants who can demonstrate a thread of social or environmental action running throughout their lives. We’re on a quest to find innovators, changemakers, and entrepreneurs like you.

We invite gritty idealists from all over the globe to apply to form part of the Watson Spring or Fall 2018 classes, joining either the Bachelors of Science Degree in Social Entrepreneurship or Semester Incubator. Please make sure you check out our programs page before you apply to determine which is best for you. Be thorough, be authentic, and please let us know if you have any questions throughout the admissions process.

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Applications are now open for Spring 2018 Semester and Fall 2018 (Bachelor’s Degree and Semester Incubator)

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Application Timeline


Early Decision app deadline October 10
Regular Decision app deadline November 1
Admissions decision sent November 15
Applicants confirm spot December 1
Start date January 22, 2018

Early Decision:
Fall Semester or Degree

Application deadline November 1
Admissions decision sent December 1
Applicants confirm spot January 15
Start date August 27, 2018

Regular Decision:
Fall Semester or Degree

Application deadline March 15
Admissions decision sent April 15
Applicants confirm spot May 1
Start date August 27, 2018

Extended Decision by invitation only