Applying to Bard
What are the application options?Choose only one! Using the Common Application, candidates may apply to Bard through Regular Admission, Early Action, Early Decision, or through the Immediate Decision Plan. An alternative method of application is the Bard Entrance Examination, an online essay application.
Early Application OptionsApply by
Early application options are open to all domestic students. International students who are not applying for financial aid are also eligible. Apply using the Common Application, except for the Bard Entrance Exam, which is an online essay application. Notification of admission occurs by the end of December, and earlier for IDP candidates, on your Bard Applicant Portal. (For more specific information, see below: "How will you be applying?") Following are Bard's Early Application Options (choose only one):
Regular Admission OptionApply by
Regular admission is open to domestic and international students. Notification of admission occurs by the end of March, on your Bard Applicant Portal. 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?")
- Apply for Regular Admission using the Common Application