How Do I Apply?
The Fall 2022 admissions cycle is now closed. The Bard Microcolleges offer admission once a year; admissions for Fall 2023 will run from March 1 to April 15, 2023.
Applicants to the Bard Microcollege begin by participating in a timed, in-person writing session, at either the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza or Countee Cullen Library on 136th Street in Harlem. Finalists will be contacted to set up interviews, and will be asked to complete the FAFSA form.
No standardized tests or placement exams are required. There is no application fee to apply to the Bard Microcolleges.
STEP 1: SIGN UP
Sign up for a writing session at the link above. Basic information is all that is required. You can reserve a place at a writing session in Brooklyn or Harlem, and you can apply to either campus (or both) at any writing session.
STEP 2: WRITING SESSION
Plan to spend 1 to 2 hours on this part of the process. Writing sessions are scheduled on many different days at different times of day during the period of March 1 to April 15, 2022. During the writing session, you will be given three short text excerpts or images, and asked to write an open response to just one. You may may write in whatever form you choose—the writing does not have to be a formal essay. Grammar and spelling are less important than showing how and what you think about the text or image you choose to write about.
STEP 3: FAFSA APPLICATION
Once the essays are reviewed by Bard College staff, selected finalists will be asked to fill out the FAFSA form (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Bard Microcollege staff will be available to help applicants create a FSA ID and fill out the FAFSA.
STEP 4: INTERVIEW
Finalists will then be invited to a brief interview on Zoom. Each finalist will meet individually with Bard College staff for a 10- to 15-minute conversation.
Questions about any of this?
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