Bard High School Early College is a public, non-specialized, and screened high school/early college.
Eighth and ninth grade applicants who are interested in our program must fill out the Department of Education's High School Application. Please ask your guidance counselor for this form. Students who are applying from private or parochial schools are advised to speak with your school's principal or headmaster to obtain a Department of Education High School Application. Students may rank up to 12 non-specialized programs/schools on theDepartment of Education High School Application in addition to the specialized and audition high schools. Please note that students who apply to both BHSEC Manhattan and BHSEC Queens must list these as two separate choices. Please review program/school choices and carefully prioritize the list. We strongly recommend that you seek advice from your guidance counselor and review the NYC High School Directory before ranking programs.
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 8th grade students and families to learn about the special education opportunities and services at Bard High School Early College. Please check back for spring dates.
Spring 2018 Dates (TBD)
Spring 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). There are no wait lists.
Open House Dates (Registration is required) Please check back for spring dates and registration information.
(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 Tours will be led by current BHSEC students or staff and will be about 45 minutes long. Due to high demand, families can choose between an open house or a tour, but should not plan to attend both. Online registration is required. Please check back for dates.
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.