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Admissions & Aid
Happy Holidays! We have extended our Regular Decision deadline for Fall 2021 admission to January 4, 2021. We look forward to reading your application in the New Year!
We understand that many students may have been affected by situations beyond their control, including devastating natural disasters, community disruptions and other extreme extenuating circumstances which have added extra anxiety to the college application process. Barnard is aware of these challenges and offers our support and encouragement by assisting in any way we can. We encourage students to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if they need to request additional time to submit their application due to an extreme unforeseen circumstance. We also extend a brief grace period after the deadline to counselors and recommenders to send documents in without needing to contact our office.
Barnard’s review process is not “one size fits all.” Barnard's review process is holistic and contextual, taking into account your unique story and background.
ED vs. RD. One of the big decisions in the application process. Learn more about which one is right for you by exploring our application process for first-year applicants.
The Breakdown, 2019
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Read the official Admissions blog for a look at Barnard from the student perspective, advice from admissions staff members on the application process, and current students’ answers to frequently asked questions.
A Barnard education supercharges your intellectual growth, your personal transformation, and the likelihood that you’ll change the world, so we’re determined to make it a realistic option for you, regardless of your family finances.
Your application to Barnard is more than a list of your accomplishments. For us, it is a window into who you are — your values, your interests, your whole self.
Barnard has multiple programs to help first-generation and low-income students flourish here. The beautiful result: a community of women that represents the city, the country, the world.
When I returned as an admitted student, my host showed me her favorite neighborhood spots, and the admissions counselor who read my application stopped me to tell me she remembered my file.
Meet Our Tour Guides
Athena Abadilla ’20
Athena, who hails from Hawaii, loves Barnard’s emphasis on developing one’s own identity within a diverse community.
Krystina Williamson ’20
This Writing Fellow and peer tutor from Hayward, California, is a Star Trek fan and is developing her sarcasm.
Shulie Weinberg ’20
A Chicagoan in the Big Apple, Shulie is excited by Barnard’s opportunities and endless supply of possibilities.