In recognition of the synergy between academic programs in the Bard Early College
(BEC) network, and to create a smooth transition from the Early Colleges to the B.A. program, BEC students have Preferred Admission
, which includes curricular counseling and preregistration for classes. There is no fee to apply to Bard Annandale from the Early College Network.
Applicants who demonstrate significant financial need may also apply for Early College Opportunity (ECO) scholarships
, which provide grants covering up to full tuition.
BEC applicants are eligible to apply through the Common Application
at the November 1 deadline via our Early Decision, Early Action; Early Decision 2-Immediate Decision and Early Action 2-Immediate Decision programs, as well as at the January 1 Regular Decision deadline.
There is no fee to apply to the Annandale campus from the Bard Early College Network. On the Common Application, students can activate a specific fee waiver by confirming their attendance at a Bard Early College program, and indicating their early college campus.
Early applicants will receive notification decisions by mid-December. All BEC applicants will receive notification decisions by March 1.
Early College Opportunity (ECO) Scholars
We ask that all students eligible for and interested in applying for the Early College Opportunity (ECO) Scholarship apply via the Common Application
at the January 1 deadline. Students interested in the ECO Scholarship must also complete the ECO supplemental form by January 1 (form will be available in early September)
. ECO applicants may also be required to interview in person or via videoconference, and may be invited to participate in a campus visit day.
More about ECO
Bard High School Early College (Manhattan, Queens, Baltimore, Cleveland) students are eligible for up to three years of need-based financial aid; Early College Center (New Orleans, Harlem Childrens Zone, Hudson) students for four years of financial aid. All Bard Early College applicants, including those under consideration for the ECO scholarship, will be considered for all need-based scholarship opportunities
offered by the College. The FAFSA
, CSS PROFILE
, and a copy of the most current tax return must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office
by January 1.