Participant conversation and connection is an essential component of Making Change and we seek a group of participants with diverse perspectives, professional experiences, and personal objectives. The only formal requirement for admission is proficiency in written and spoken English.

All applicants are encouraged to review Harvard Divinity School’s nondiscrimination policy and community values statement.


Prospective participants are requested to complete a brief application.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis with decisions sent approximately every two weeks. Given the relatively small size of the program, interested applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible to ensure that space is available.


The program fee for 2020 is $4,800. Participants will receive an invoice upon admission to the program. Invoices are due within 30 days of receipt.

What’s included

The program fee covers all program activities, materials, and most meals.

Participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses. Suggestions for accommodations will be provided.

Withdrawals, refunds, and changes to the program

Participants can withdraw their registration subject to the following refund schedule:

  • 30 or more days before the program start: full refund
  • 14–29 days before start: 50% refund
  • Within 14 days of start: no refund

Program curriculum, dates and faculty are subject to change. In the unlikely event of a change in the program dates, participants who previously paid are eligible to have the program fee refunded in full, but the School is not responsible for any other expenses incurred by the participant.

Pre-Program Preparation

There are 15–20 hours of preliminary assignments and readings to complete prior to the start of the program. Materials will be distributed to participants approximately two months before the program start date.

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