Bard High School Early College Manhattan


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

  • a grade point average of 85% or above
  • no more than 10 unexcused absences or 10 tardies for the school year
  • completion of the BHSEC math and writing assessments
  • complete the Department of Education's High School Application

* "Students with disabilities...[are] subject to the same admissions requirements as their peers."

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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 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 students by email if they are eligible for an interview. This is the final step in the BHSEC admission process.

Open Houses

Prospective students and their parents may visit BHSEC Manhattan during an Open House or Information Session to find out more about the school. You need to register to attend an open house. Online registration is required.  We will begin accepting reservations on September 3rd at 10 am.

Manhattan Open Houses 
Due to high demand, we ask families to limit the number of people in their party and to only attend one event. 

2014 Open House Schedule 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Wednesday, September 10th
Wednesday, October 8th  (FULL)
Wednesday, October 29  (FULL)
Please keep in mind that attending an open house or information session 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 If you are not able to attend an open house, please visit our tables at the city wide and borough wide fairs. 

Please do not call to be placed on a wait list or mailing list since we do not have either.