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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 their school’s principal. 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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2023-2024 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 the requirements and tips listed below:

Click HERE for the Bard Assessment. You must upload the responses directly on Myschools.

Click HERE for the Department of Education’s Screened School Page.

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