How to Apply: Mentored Language Program

When to Apply

Fall 2021 admissions:

  • Application review begins: April 5
  • Last day to apply: TBA

Apply as early as possible for priority admission. Admission for some languages will close early. Students must follow both campus and internal registration deadlines; see the Five College academic calendar for more information. 

How to Apply

  1. Read the course information page for your language: ASLHindi/Urdu, Persian, Swahili, Turkish.
  2. Complete the application.
  3. Schedule an intake interview with a Center staff member by using our shared calendar or by emailing us at
  4. Add to your email contacts list. If you do not receive a response within two business days, check your spam folder or contact us. 


Students with prior experience in the language should contact the Center at to schedule a placement interview.


Courses are open to students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs at any of the Five Colleges. First-semester undergraduate students are only eligible for the program under certain circumstances; contact the program for more information.

Continuing education students, community members, and Five College faculty/staff are not eligible to enroll in the program. 

Continuing Students

Continuing students do not need to submit a new application. Email with the language and level of course requested. Make course requests as early as possible to assure your place in the course. 


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