Bard High School Early College Manhattan

Admission Assessment  

A completed math and writing assessment is required to apply to BHSEC Manhattan, in addition to the NY DoE High School Application. We invite you to take your assessment at the Manhattan or Queens campus.  No matter which location you choose, you can still apply to either school. Please be aware, if you are invited back for an interview, the interview will be at the location where you take the assessment.

About the Assessment 

The BHSEC Assessment was created and developed by the BHSEC faculty and administration to assess applicants writing, thinking, and mathematical skills.

  • There are two parts to the assessment: a math section which assesses the student’s current math level, and an essay writing section based on a selected reading.
  • Applicants are given one and a half hours to complete the entire assessment.
  • There are no test preparation materials for this assessment.

Registering for the Assessment  

You must register before taking the assessment. Online registration will begin September 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. and end October 22, 2018 at 10 a.m..  If the applicant attends a public or charter school it is helpful to have the student's OSIS number and the school's DBN number available during registration. Students who require special accommodations, should carefully read the "Students Eligible for Special Testing Accommodations" section below.
We try to make it as convenient as possible for you so that if you are applying to both campuses, you only need to take the assessment one timeHowever, if you are invited back for an interview, you will be interviewed at the location where you took the assessment.   Please consult our admissions requirements before signing up for an assessment.
Please be aware that it may take over 5 weeks to process an assessment. 

Assessment Schedule  

Note: BHSEC Manhattan is not considering students for the 10th grade.

Bard High School Early College Manhattan Assessments
525 East Houston Street, New York, NY 10002

Fall 2018 Dates
Deadline to register is October 22, 2018. Some dates will fill before October 22, 2018.

Neighborhood assessment- For District 1 students (District 1 students may take the assessment on any of the later assessment dates)
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. COMPLETED

General Education Students
Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 at 9:30 a.m., Noon, 2:30 p.m. COMPLETED
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. COMPLETED
Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. full if someone cancel space will be available click HERE to check availability
Bronx on Saturday, October 27, 2018?   Please click HERE to register.
3750 Baychester Ave, Bronx, NY 10466. 

Students Eligible for Special Testing Accommodations
Students with disabilities who have Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) or approved 504 Accommodation Plans are eligible for supports and accommodations on tests.  Students must complete the online registration form and submit the page of their current IEP and/or approved 504 Accommodation Plan that includes the complete description of the testing accommodation(s) a week before the scheduled testing date.  Fax: 212-777-4702 Attn: Admissions or E-mail:

Special Testing Accommodations Dates

Saturday, Sept 29, 2018 at 9:30, Noon (Students whose testing accommodations are time and/or location may register for this date. Students who require additional accommodations should choose another date)
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

For additional information about testing accommodations, visit the Department of Education's website.

For assessments at Bard High School Early College Queens, please click here.

What to Bring to the Assessment

Items to bring to the assessment session:
  1. A copy of your final report card from your previous grade. Applicants applying to the 9th grade should bring their final 7th grade report card. Applicants applying to the 10th grade should bring their final 8th grade report card. If your attendance is not included on your report card, please submit an attendance report as well*.​

  2. A sharpened # 2 pencil.

  3. A silent non-smart watch to pace yourself. The proctor will provide time cues.

Items not to be used during the assessment:

  1. Calculators

  2. Any electronic device (cell phone, media player, head phones, camera ect.). Electronic devices must be turned off and be stored out of sight while in the building.