How to Apply

Admissions Criteria

Consideration for the 2023-2024 school year will be based on the following:

  • Submission of student grades (a B average or above is preferred) from BOTH the current school year and last school year. Accepted materials include full page report cards/transcripts that are clear, legible and have the student’s name listed on the document.
  • Attendance record (no more than 10 unexcused absences or 10 tardies in the previous school year is preferred)
  • Teacher recommendations are optional but welcomed (see template)
  • Upon submission of these documents you will be contacted for an interview and written assessment if the above listed criteria is met.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this year we will not require special assessments or state assessments.

How to Apply

The following is required of all students who apply to BHSEC Newark.

  • Completion of a Newark Enrolls application form, including most recent report card. Please note the Newark Enrolls application window opens on November 5, 2022 and closes on February 3, 2023.
  • A completed online Bard application form, along with the student’s most recent grades and last year’s report card.
  • Upon completion of BOTH applications, if our admissions criteria is met, we will reach out to schedule an interview and written assessment.

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

Important Dates to Note:

  • Applications open on November 5, 2023
  • Applications close on February 3, 2023
  • Matches released on April 17, 2023

If you have any questions contact our Office of Admissions

  • Veronica Osorio, Director of Admissions
  • Cindy Duran, Operations & Sustainability Coordinator

Any transcripts or supporting documents can be mailed (though email is preferred):

Office of Admissions
Bard High School Early College – Newark
321 Bergen Street,
Newark NJ 07103

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