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Barnard Opportunity Program (non-NYS residents)

The Barnard Opportunity Program provides a select group of students from outside New York State with the academic and financial support to succeed at Barnard and beyond. A lending library, laptop computers, free tutoring, mentoring, and study skills workshops, and graduate school preparation and career guidance are available to all BOP Scholars in addition to the resources and support they receive as Barnard students. The BOP Scholars Program benefits students who meet both the academic and financial criteria as defined by the College.

BOP Scholars Program Eligibility

In order to be considered for the BOP Scholars Program at Barnard College, a student must:

  • Be a US citizen or US permanent resident and reside in a state other than New York; (the HEOP Scholars program is for NY State residents)
  • Be 21 years of age or younger
  • Be a high school graduate by June 30 of the year she plans to enroll
  • Have a high school grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 or “B”
  • Have a maximum SAT Critical Reading score of 620 OR ACT English sub score of 24
  • Demonstrate significant financial need. To qualify for the BOP Scholars program, families must apply for financial aid and submit appropriate paperwork by the deadlines.

Barnard Opportunity Program Application Process

All BOP applicants must qualify academically and financially in order to be considered for BOP Scholars Program at Barnard College. Applicants must submit all of the following required documentation by the appropriate deadlines:


There is no separate application for the BOP Scholars Program. Instead, the Office of Admissions nominates students for consideration by the HEOP/BOP Scholars Office. However, students who wish to become BOP Scholars at Barnard may express interest in the program  by notifying the Office of Admissions.

Application Deadline: January 1 

Please submit The Common Application
 along with your responses to Barnard-specific questions and the Barnard College Writing Supplement.

For questions concerning your application for admission, contact Alexandra Fields in the Office of Admissions at afields@barnard.edu or (212) 854-2014.


Application Deadline: February 15 (Regular Decision) 

Visit Financial Aid to see all required financial aid forms and documentation.
For questions concerning financial aid eligibility or missing documentation, contact Jacqueline Perez, Associate Director of Financial Aid at (212) 854-2154 or by e-mail at jperez@barnard.edu.


If students meet both academic and financial qualifications for the BOP Scholars Program, they may be contacted by the Scholars Office for an interview during the application process.  


For questions concerning the BOP Scholars Program, contact Alexandra Fields in the Office of Admissions at afields@barnard.edu or (212) 854-2014.  You may also contact the Scholars Office at (212) 854-3583.