Bard High School Early College Queens

Applying and Open House Information

The following is required of all students who apply to 9th or 10th grade to BHSEC Queens:

  • 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

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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 BHSEC campuses.

2. Bring a copy of your 7th grade report card (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 students by email if they are eligible for an interview. This is the final step in the BHSEC admission process.

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 ApplicationStudents may rank up to 12 non-specialized programs/schools on the Department 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.


Spring Open Houses 2017

Reserved for current 7th-grade students.

The Spring 2017 Open House Schedule is designed specifically for current 7th-grade students. If you participate in a Tour, please leave Open House dates open for students who have not yet had the opportunity to visit our school. We do not factor in attendance at Open Houses into our admissions decisions.

Open House features: the opportunity to meet with teachers, current students, administration, and visit a small handful of classrooms. Duration 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Spring 2017 Open House Date 5:30 - 7:00 PM:

*FULL* May 16th. 2017

Spring Tours 2017

Reserved for current 7th-grade students.

The Spring 2017 Tour Schedule, designed specifically for current 7th-grade students is posted below. Please click a link below to register for a Tour date. If you participate in an Open House, please leave Tour dates open for students who have not yet had the opportunity to visit our school. We do not factor in attendance at Tours into our admissions decisions.

Tour features: the opportunity to meet current students in-depth, wide-ranging tour of the campus, and meet administration. Duration: 1 hour
Spring 2017 Tour Dates:

Note: We offer dates over the summer and in the fall. 

*All April and May tour dates are full. Please check back for summer and fall tour and open house dates.*
April 4th, 2017 4:00 PM 
April 25th, 2017 4:00 PM
May 2nd, 2017 4:00 PM
May 23rd, 2017 4:00 PM
May 30th, 2017 4:00 PM 

Summer Tours

Tours will be led by current BHSECQ students and will be an hour long beginning at 10 am.  Tours start promptly at 10 am, please be here on time. 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 click on the date and time of the event to register.

Dates will be announced on June 1st, 2017