Students are welcome to apply for first-year admission to Barnard if they are current high school students or high school graduates who have completed fewer than 24 credits at another postsecondary institution.
Learn about the required components for a complete first-year application, the difference between Early and Regular Decision, our standardized testing policy, and more.
Barnard offers optional interviews to all first-year applicants. This opportunity provides a chance to chat with an admissions representative to share more information about you!
Learn more about the variety of programs available to provide academic support and enrichment throughout your four years at Barnard. These include the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), the Barnard Opportunity Program (BOP), the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP), the Science Pathways Scholars Program (SP2), the Scholars of Distinction Program, and our Lesson Exchange program with the Juilliard School and the Manhattan School of Music.
Barnard provides a unique opportunity to pursue a double degree with List College at the Jewish Theological Seminary. This rigorous program allows students to complete a full liberal arts and science degree at Barnard, while also exploring majors such as Jewish Thought, Midrash, or Jewish Gender and Women’s Studies within a vibrant, pluralistic community at List College.
Barnard welcomes applications from homeschooled students. Homeschooled applicants follow the same guidelines as all other applicants with some exceptions to the transcript and letters of recommendation.
Barnard College strives to create a diverse and inclusive community of intellectually curious students who are passionate learners and risk takers. For this reason, the College is dedicated to enrolling talented young women dedicated to lifelong scholarship and leadership, regardless of citizenship status. Barnard accepts applications from undocumented and DACA applicants and provides 100% of financial need to admitted students through a dedicated scholarship. The College is committed to supporting and guiding undocumented and DACA students though the application process and during their matriculation at Barnard.