Selection Process

1. Candidate and Support Figure Interview

Each year, the Torch Scholars Committee selects 50 finalists to interview on campus at Northeastern in Boston in February. Torch Interview Day is a six hour day that includes an individual interview, a group interview, and a support figure interview. Nominate a student for the Torch Program.


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.