Bard High School Early College is a public, non-specialized, and screened high school/early college.

Eighth 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.

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2022-2023 High School Admissions application process has not been announced yet. We hope to have an update for you soon. In the meantime please sign up here to receive updates. Updated 9/21/22

2021-2022 Admissions Information

Applicant Profile

The following is required of all students who apply to BHSEC Queens:

About the assessment and rubric components

The BHSEC Assessment was created and developed by the BHSEC faculty and administration to assess applicants writing, thinking, and interest in an early college.

Rubric components and weights

How to Take the Online Assessment

Before you begin our online assessment please read requirements and tips listed below:

Video Statement

In the past we have held one on one interviews to get to know each applicant. We are not able to meet with you in person this year due to the pandemic. However we still want to hear from you and to learn more about why you are interested in attending our school. We are not looking for perfection, we are looking for students who engage with the questions in a genuine manner.

In the video please introduce yourself and answer BOTH questions below. You must upload your video on Myschools. Videos should be between 1 – 2 minutes long.

i. Our school mission is premised on the belief that many students, from all backgrounds, are ready and eager to begin taking college-level courses in high school. Why do you think you’ll be ready to take college classes in the 11th grade?

ii. How do you think your choice of attending Bard High School Early College, rather than a traditional high school, will impact your high school career?

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