Bard High School Early College Queens


The Office of Admission at Bard High School Early College Queens is committed to recruiting highly motivated young adults from across the five boroughs of New York City. The Office aims to provide BHSEC Queens students with a challenging liberal arts curriculum that fosters and cultivates their intellectual curiosity and creativity. We seek to admit those applicants who demonstrate maturity, intellectual curiosity, and a love of learning.

Undocumented Youth Welcome!

The Bard High School Early Colleges are proud to offer a tuition-free Associate of Arts degree from Bard College regardless of a student’s immigration status. We welcome undocumented and DACA-mented students (young people with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status) who may otherwise be deterred from pursuing higher education because of legal status or financial obstacles. As a New York City public school, we comply with the NYC Department of Education policies limiting immigration agent access to schools and student information.
Two organizations at Bard High School Early College Queens (BHSECQ) support undocumented and DACA-mented students during their studies with us and in the college transfer process to complete their Bachelor’s degree: Undocufriendly BHSECQ, a group of faculty, staff, and students, and the BHSECQ Dream Team, a student-led organization. The mission of both organizations is

-to provide a safe space for our immigrant students both inside and outside of the classroom
-to raise awareness about issues that the immigrant community faces
-to distribute resources to immigrant students and their families
-to provide a way for non-immigrant community members to show solidarity

Please contact Olga Ramos at if you have any additional questions.