Bard High School Early College Manhattan

Applying and Open House Information

Applicant Profile

When reviewing applicants who apply to 9th  grade to BHSEC Manhattan, we generally look for:

  • a grade point average of 85% or above 
  • no more than 10 unexcused absences or 10 tardies for the school year

The following is required of all students who apply to BHSEC Manhattan:

  • a completed BHSEC math and writing assessment*
  • a completed Department of Education's High School Application

The requirements for a student with disabilities will be modified based on the student's IEP.

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How to Apply

1. If you fit our admissions profile, reserve a seat at our next writing and math assessment. If applying to both schools, you only need to take the assessment once. Please do not register for an assessment at both places. Click here to register.

2. Bring a copy of your 7th grade June report card from (if applying to 10th grade, please bring your 8th grade final report card) on the day you are scheduled to take the assessment. The report card is for our records and will not be returned to you.

3. Rank BHSEC Manhattan and/or BHSEC Queens on your Department of Education (DOE) High School Application. Remember, if you are applying to both BHSEC Manhattan and BHSEC Queens, you need to list them as two separate choices. The Program Code for the Manhattan campus is M51A, and the Program Code for the Queens campus is Q74B. Click here for more information on the DOE high school admission process.

4. Students who demonstrate strong abilities in their grades and the assessment will be invited to an interview at BHSEC. Not all students will be asked to interview at BHSEC. We will contact all students by email if they are eligible for an interview. This is the final step in the BHSEC admission process.

Special Education Information Session

For students with an IEP or who receive special education services for 20% or more of the school day.

For current 7th grade students and families to learn about the special education opportunities and services at Bard High School Early College.  Registration required.

Fall 2018 Dates
(registration will begin September 17, 2018)
NOTE:Special education department representative will be available to answer questions at the Open House Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018.
October 16, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

FALL Open Houses 2018

Prospective students and their parents may visit BHSEC Manhattan during an Open House to find out more about the school. At the open house you will hear from the administration, faculty, and current students, then you will be allowed to tour the campus. You need to register online to attend an open house. Please be aware that attending an open house is not required for admission at Bard High School Early College (BHSEC). Online registration begins September 7, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.. There are no wait lists. There are no private tours. 

Open House Dates 
Saturday, September 15, 2018 - The school will be open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm to allow families to walk around the campus, talk to teachers and current students. There will be scheduled presentations in the auditorium on the half hour until 2:00 pm.  Also, a representative from the special education department will be available to answer questions. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018  at 5:30 pm  (Space is limited) -  There will be one presentation by our administration, faculty and current students, then you will be allowed to walk around our campus. Click HERE to register.
(Tips: When you register, you must select the date and indicate how many people are in your party. If you attend a public or charter school, please know the DBN and name of school. DBN=District, Borough, Number. Registrants will have 6 minutes to complete registration.)



Tours will be led by current BHSEC students or staff and will be about 45 minutes long. The first tour is at 4:00pm and the last tour is at 5:00pm.   Due to high demand, families can choose between an open house or a tour, but should not plan to attend both.  Space is limited. Online registration begins Thursday, September 20, 2018.
Click HERE to register  
Monday, September 24
Tuesday, September 25
Thursday, September 27

There are no wait lists. Please keep in mind that attending an open house or tour is not a requirement for admission to BHSEC. Students are not penalized in any way during the admissions process by not visiting BHSEC prior to applying.