Students who apply to Bard Academy share a passion for learning, a strong sense of intellectual curiosity, and an independent spirit. We are seeking students who are ready to join a vibrant community of peers who will help them to stretch, grow, and evolve.
Ready to take the next step?
*We will continue to accept applications after January 15 as space and time permit.
Find out if you need to take an English proficiency test by answering the questions below:
Scores should be sent directly to Simon's Rock. Choose one of the two agencies listed below for your testing:
|Testing Agency||Sending the score to Simon’s Rock||Required score|
Test of English as a Foreign Language
|Add Simon's Rock to your score recipients list by entering our ID code 3795.||80 or above|
International English Language Testing System
|Requests for score delivery to Simon’s Rock must be submitted directly to the test center where you take the IELTS test.||6.5 or above|
Duolingo English Test
|Once you receive certified test results, you can log into your account, click on the “Send Results” button next to your test results, and select “Bard College at Simon’s Rock.” Can be taken online at any time.||50 or above|
Students will be required to submit the recommendations below. Gateway to Prep Schools will send forms to the following individuals based on information provided in the online application:
An interview is required of each applicant. The interview is not as formal or intimidating as you might think. We’ll just be getting to know you as a live, talking, thinking person. And we’ll be glad to answer any questions you or your parents have about us. We prefer that the interview be in-person as part of a visit to campus. To schedule your visit send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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