The Office of Admissions at Bard High School Early College Washington, DC is committed to recruiting motivated young adults who demonstrate motivation, intellectual curiosity, and excitement about an academic challenge, and who are eager to dive into college coursework at an earlier age.

Admission Process

The Bard High School Early College admissions process includes participation in an open house or admission session, an individual interview with a Bard staff member, our writing assessment, and a math teacher recommendation. 

Bard DC does not review middle school records or standardized tests as part of admissions for the 9th grade. However, for transfer 11th grade students we do review transcripts from their previous school. Current 8th and 10th grade students are eligible to apply. Open Houses are held at Bard DC (4430 H St. SE) and at local libraries. At open houses, students and families can learn more about Bard DC and, if interested, participate in our admissions process.

Bard DC Open House Schedule Fall 2019

Admissions for SY 20-21 has begun! Students interested in applying to Bard DC must attend one of our admissions Open House events to begin our application process. The Open House will include presentations from our principal, students, and faculty, along with a Q&A, a student writing assessment and interview, and family tours.

Bard DC Fall Open Houses

All weekday Open Houses will be held at Bard DC’s campus (4430 H St. SE), and begin promptly at 5:30 pm.Weekend Open Houses are held at DC Public Libraries, as specified below.

  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019-5:30pm
  • Wednesday, November 6, 2019- 5:30pm
  • Saturday, November 9, 2019- 10:30 am-12:30 pm (Bellevue Library – 115 Atlantic St SW, Washington, DC 20032 )
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019 – 5:30pm
  • Wednesday, December 4, 2019-5:30pm
  • Wednesday,December 18, 2019-5:30pm

Click Here to RSVP for Bard DC Open House

For Counselors

If you are interested in Bard DC’s Admissions team coming to your school to speak to prospective scholars. Please contact Admissions Coordinator, Amanda Washington (