The Admission Process
The admission process is comprised of an interview with program staff, participation in a one-day trial seminar, and a final interview with staff and faculty. All admissions determinations are made by the end of the semester prior to that in which the applicant seeks to enroll. For more information or to arrange an interview please contact Bard Early College in New Orleans:
Bard Early College in New Orleans is founded in the belief that 16- and 17-year-old students can thrive in a demanding college classroom. The Bard Early College curriculum is designed to reflect Bard College’s high academic standards as well as its grounding in the liberal arts and sciences. All Bard Early College students enroll as half-time undergraduates, completing two courses per semester for four consecutive semesters. All students enroll in the First-Year Seminar, an interdisciplinary introduction to college writing and analysis. Concurrently, students choose an elective course each semester from the natural sciences, social sciences, and arts/humanities.
Earning and Transferring Academic Credit
The seminar and elective courses both carry universally transferable college credits. It is expected that students enrolling in the Early College at the start of their junior year of high school will make a two-year commitment to the program, offering the opportunity to earn a full year of college credit while still in high school. Students enrolling at the start of their senior year will be expected to carry out a full year of coursework with the Early College, with the potential to earn a semester’s worth of college credit.