High School Students

Harvard Undergraduates


Our Mission

Operation CORE is a volunteer-run, Harvard-based student organization dedicated to supporting students from under-resourced communities through the college application process. We strive to demystify the journey to higher education through our free one-on-one mentorship program, college insight curriculum, and webinar events. 


Join our mailing list here to receive updates!

Mentorship Program

Access individual support from a Harvard undergraduate experienced with the application process. Mentors can advise you on a range of topics: Common Application tips, college essays, application strategy, affording college, and more!

Learn more about our program here.

Webinar Series

Interact with panels of Harvard students through a series of themed webinars. Get the insider scoop on application experiences, college life, and beyond! A final schedule for our fall programming will be released soon.

Learn more about our webinar series here.

College Guide

Our free guide has four modules: Common Application, Essay Help, General Strategy, and Affording College. Mentors will be hosting regular drop-in office hours to guide you through any topics covered in our curriculum.

Download our guide here.