Bard College at Simon's Rock: the Early College
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Dates and Deadlines

Get to Know Bard College at Simon's Rock

You can start the application process anytime, up to a year before enrollment, by filling out the application form.

When to Apply

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. If you are an 8th or 9th grader, consider applying to Bard Academy.

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Completed college applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year as long as space remains available. We encourage students to apply early to ensure their place in the class. Decisions are typically released within 1-2 weeks of completion of the application process.
As many of our scholarships are awarded to qualified students at the time of admission, we encourage students to apply by the following dates for full consideration:
  • Fall 2024 - Applications still being accepted.
  • Spring 2025 - Apply by November 15, 2024 (Application opens August 2024)


The Financial Aid Application: Available December 1

About 80 percent of Simon’s Rock students receive a financial aid package. You can start your financial aid application on December 1, that’s when the College Board PROFILE and FAFSA become available. The financial aid application can be submitted before or after you have submitted your application. We recommend that you complete your financial aid application at the same time as your admission application to ensure that you receive a potential financial aid offer in a timely manner. All applicants will be considered for any scholarships for which they are eligible; no additional application is required.

 How To Apply for Financial Aid