The Office of Admissions at Bard High School Early College is committed to recruiting motivated young adults from all neighborhoods in Newark. We seek students from all schools including public, charter and independent schools who are intellectually curious and motivated to accept the challenge of pursuing a liberal arts college education after completing two years of high school, typically at the age of 16. It is our goal to provide our students with a challenging liberal arts curriculum that fosters and cultivates their intellectual curiosity and creativity. 

We invite interested students to complete the Newark Enrolls application during the open enrollment window ( and rank us as one of your top choices.  We assess students through a qualitative admissions process that includes an interview. We seek to admit applicants from a wide range of backgrounds who demonstrate maturity, intellectual curiosity, and a love of learning. To learn more about our application process please visit the link below:

Admission to BHSEC Newark is conducted through the Newark Enrolls matching process. Please click here for more information.

Important Dates to Note:

  • Open Enrollment – November 4, 2023 – February 2, 2024
  • Match Letters Released April 18, 2024
  • Post Enrollment – Newark Enrolls Application re-opens April 19, 2024
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