Interviews are optional, except for the Immediate Decision Plan (IDP) where interviews are part of the IDP process and day.
NOTE: There is NO application fee to apply to Bard College!
Apply by November 1
The Bard Entrance Examination
The Bard Entrance Examination is an online essay test open only to high school juniors and seniors. The exam must be finished and submitted by November 1. Completion of the test is equivalent to an application for admission. Applicants receive pass/fail notification of exam results by the end of December. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and The College Board's College Scholarship Service Profile (CSS Profile) must be filed by December 1.
Apply by January 1
Regular decision is open to domestic and international students. Decisions will be posted to your Bard Applicant Portal 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. Apply for Regular Decision using the Common Application. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and The College Board's College Scholarship Service Profile (CSS Profile) must be filed by February 1.