Nomination Process

Selection Process

All students who have been nominated for the Torch Scholars Program and completed the nomination requirements, will be reviewed and considered for the Torch Scholars Program. Learn more about the selection process below and be sure to also review key dates and deadlines for additional information.

1. Candidate and Support Figure Interview

Each year, the Torch Scholars Committee selects 50 finalists to participate in an interview day in March. Torch Interview Day is a six hour day that includes an individual interview, a group interview, and a support figure interview.

2. Motivation and Personal Value Statements

Each Torch finalist must submit three essays about his or her motivation and personal value system.

3. Non-Cognitive Assessment

The assessment we use provides a systematic review of emotional, interpersonal, experiential, attitudinal, and motivational styles. Finalists also participate in a math assessment and simulated lectures. These provide us with yet another way of measuring fit for Torch and Northeastern beyond the standard admission measurements.