Catalyst has two application cycles, one in the fall semester and one in the spring semester.
- The fall application opens September 1 and closes September 30 at midnight, with decisions by October 15 for a spring semester start.
- The spring application opens February 1 and closes February 28 at midnight, with decisions by March 15 for a fall semester start.
Catalyst's application is designed to be short and accessible. It involves background information and three very short (75-word) answers, which we encourage you to initially type out in a word processing program before pasting into the application itself. We select cohorts based on a broad combination of factors including interests, academic and personal background, experiences, and goals.