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 & Criteria


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 and english 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 9th and first semester 10th grade report cards at your current school.  In addition to our internal admissions process students are also required to complete the MySchoolDC for SY 20-21 as well. 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 can participate in our admissions process.


Bard DC Winter Assessment Dates

All weekday assessments will be held at Bard DC’s campus (4430 H St. SE), and begin promptly at 5:30 pm.

Thursday, February 25,2020-5:30pm

Tuesday, March 3,2020-5:30pm

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 (