Bard High School Early College Queens

Admission Assessment 

We invite you to take the BHSEC assessment at our Queens or Manhattan campus.  Completion of our math and writing assessment is a required step in application to BHSEC. For all steps involved in applying to BHSEC, please see our "How To Apply" section under the "Applying" page.

Applicants may complete their assessment at either our Queens or Manhattan campus. The assessment at both campuses is identical and will count for both campuses should the student decide to apply to both of our campuses.

Registering for the Assessments

You must register online for the BHSEC assessment. You can register by clicking on the dates on the Assessment Schedule below and completing the registration form beginning on Thursday, September 7th, 2017 at 10 am. 

In order to make it as convenient as possible for you, students interested in applying to both our Manhattan and Queens campuses need to take the assessment only one time at only one location. If you are invited back for an interview, you will be interviewed at the same campus where you completed the assessment. Lastly, please consult our "Applying" tab on the left-hand side of the page to ensure that you meet our minimum admissions requirements.

Assessment Schedule 2017

Bard High School Early College Queens Assessments     
30-20 Thomson Ave. (6th Floor), Long Island City, Queens
Applicants are given an hour and a half to complete the assessment from the time the assessment begins.  We aim to start all assessments within 10 minutes past the hour. 

Registration is now closed for the 2018-2019 school year.

Students who have an IEP, 504 or comparable should read the "Students Eligible for Special Testing Accommodations"

Wednesday, September 20th - 4 pm (All students have been notified of their interview status)
Saturday, September 30th - 9 am, 12 pm, 3 pm ( All students have been notified of their interview status)
Sunday, October 1st - 9 am, 12 pm, 3 pm (currently processing these exams)
Wednesday, October 18th - 4 pm (currently processing these exams)
Saturday, October 28th - 9 am, 12 pm, 3 pm 
Sunday, October 29th - 9 am, 12 pm, 3 pm 
Wednesday, November 15th - 4 pm 
Tuesday, November 14th - 4 pm 
Tuesday, November 21st - 4 pm 

Students Eligible for Special Testing Accommodations
Students who have Individualized Education Plans (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).  E-mail:

Special Testing Accommodations Dates
Tuesday, November 7th - 9 am
Tuesday, November 7th - 2 pm

What to Bring

Items to bring to the assessment:
  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 watch to pace yourself. The proctor will announce when five minutes remain.

Items not to be brought to the assessment:

  1. Calculators

  2. Any electronic device (cell phone, media player, head phones, camera etc.)