Goddard’s founders believed that interactive, self-directed education could help build civil, democratic societies. Our students work with faculty to design their studies according to their personal and professional interests, goals, gifts, and desires. They are encouraged to question received knowledge and the status quo and to create new understandings of the human experience. They challenge themselves and each other to embrace uncertainty, to experiment, and to imagine the unexpected. Our low-residency degree programs allow students to take meaningful action without putting their lives on hold. We seek exceptional, talented, and committed students who are audacious enough to want to make a difference in themselves and their communities.