Bard Early Colleges are committed to admitting motivated young adults eager to participate in a rigorous college course of study in the liberal arts and sciences. We seek to admit applicants who demonstrate motivation, maturity, intellectual curiosity, and a love of learning. We are committed to promoting diversity within our schools and using a comprehensive, inclusive approach to admission.


Early College Network and Opportunity Scholarship Program

A number of Bard Early College (BEC) graduates choose to pursue their BA degrees at Bard’s main campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. In recognition of the synergy between academic programs in the Bard network, and in order to facilitate a smooth transition from the Early Colleges to the BA program, Bard College offers BEC students curricular counseling and preregistration for classes. Applicants who demonstrate significant financial need may also apply for Early College Opportunity (ECO) scholarships, which provide grants covering up to full tuition.