Applying to Bard

What are the application options? 

Using the Common Application, candidates may apply to Bard through Regular Admission, Early Action, Early Decision, or through the Immediate Decision Plan. Candidates may also choose to apply using the Bard Entrance Examination, an online essay application.

Early Application Options

Apply by

November 1


Early application options are open to domestic students, and to international students who are not applying for financial aid. Notification of acceptance occurs by the end of December, and earlier for IDP candidates. (For more specific information, see below: "How will you be applying?") Following are Bard's Early Application Options: 
  • Immediate Decision Plan Expand for more.
  • Early Decision Expand for more.
  • Early Action Expand for more.
  • The Bard Entrance Examination Expand for more.

Regular Admission Option

Apply by

January 1


Regular admission is open to domestic and international students. Notification of acceptance occurs by the end of March. Candidates who are placed on the wait list are invited to submit supplemental information. Those who are not offered admission are usually required to wait a full academic year before reapplying. (For more specific information, see below: "How will you be applying?")

Add Bard to your Common Application college list: