Applying to the Moral Life and the Classical Tradition Seminar

Application Process
Please submit the following forms and documents via e-mail to by April 2, 2017:

1. Résumé, including your full name, date of birth, mailing address, email address, phone number, and your parents’ names and emergency contact information (including both phone numbers and emails). Please list all high schools attended, your expected graduation date, and any extracurricular activities. Please also mention how you found out about the seminar.
2. One letter of recommendation from a high school teacher or private tutor.
3. A 500-word essay answering the following question posed by Socrates, Plato’s teacher, in the Meno: “Is virtue something that can be taught? Or does it come by practice? Or is it neither teaching nor practice that gives it to a man, but natural aptitude or something else?” (Meno, 70a)
4. Hard copy of official high school transcript mailed to:

MLCT Seminar Admissions
The Witherspoon Institute
16 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540

Registration Fee, Lodging, and Board
This seminar is hosted on the campus of Princeton University; men’s and women’s sessions are held separately. A non-refundable $400 registration fee will be required of all accepted applicants to reserve a place in the seminar. This fee covers tuition, room, board, and books. It does not include travel expenses.

Admissions Information and Waiting List
Decisions regarding admissions will be made approximately two weeks after the application deadline. Due to the volume of applicants, the Institute does not guarantee all qualified applicants will be accepted to take part in the seminar. However, in addition to our accepted students, we place up to three applicants on a waiting list. These applicants may be invited to the seminar in the event that any accepted students are unable to attend.

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