Bard High School Early College is a public, non-specialized, and screened high school/early college.
Eighth and ninth grade applicants who are interested in our program must fill out the Department of Education’s High School Application on MySchools. Please ask your guidance counselor for additional information about the high school ranking website. Students who are applying from private or parochial schools are advised to speak with your school’s principal or headmaster for guidance. Students 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.
When reviewing applicants who apply to 9th grade at BHSEC Manhattan, we generally look for:
The following is required of all students who apply to BHSEC Manhattan:
*The requirements for a student with disabilities will be modified based on the student’s IEP.
Attending an open house, tour, or speaking to a Bard High School Early College representative at a fair is not required. Admission open house and tour information can be found here here.