Bard College at Simon's Rock: the Early College
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Bard College at Simon's Rock

Most students apply to the College as 10th and 11th graders. High school seniors are eligible to apply in the fall of their senior year in order to start college in our spring semester. High school seniors who graduate early or at a young age are also eligible to apply.

Note: Students who score between a 65-99 on the TOEFL and a 5.5 - 6.5 on the IELTS will be considered for the Pathway to Academic Choice and Excellence (PACE) program.


Bard Academy at Simon's Rock

Bard Academy at Simon’s Rock is the nation’s first two-year high school for boarding and day students. Our bright, young scholars enter the Academy as 9th or 10th graders. After the 10th grade, Academy students start college early, and matriculate at Bard College at Simon’s Rock.

If you are an 8th or 9th grader interested in applying to Bard Academy, we’d love to hear from you and your parents. Apply by January 15.