Deadline: November 1
Deadline: January 1
Notification: Late March
National Reply Date: May 1
*Early Decision is a binding admission plan for first-year applicants. If you are admitted Early Decision, you agree to attend Barnard and withdraw all other applications.
Step 1: Apply via the Common Application
- Submit the Common Application online at www.commonapp.org. You will also be required to submit the Barnard Writing Supplement with the Common Application.
- Submit the $75 application fee or fee waiver request online at www.commonapp.org.
Step 2: Submit all supporting materials
- Request that all official high school and college transcripts be sent to Barnard College along with your high school's profile. Your guidance counselor will also need to submit the School Report.
- Submit official standardized testing. For more information, please view Barnard's standardized testing requirements.
- Submit Guidance Counselor Evaulation. (Due to large student caseloads, we understand if your counselor is unable to send a recommendation for you. Please contact us if this is the case. We would also encourage you to send an additional teacher recommendation letter in lieu of a counselor recommendation)
- Submit Teacher Evaluation forms. We require letters from two teachers that taught you in core academic subjects (English, foreign language, history [social science], mathematics, or science) in your final two years of secondary school.
- Your counselor will submit the mid-year report with your first semester senior grades by March 1st via the common application.
- Submit TOEFL, IELTS (if applicable), and Duolingo. In addition to SAT/ACT requirements, TOEFL/IELTS scores are required for students whose primary language is not English and who have not been enrolled in a school where English is the primary medium of instruction for four consecutive years.
Step 3: Optional Supplemental Materials
- Students may choose to complete an on-campus or off-campus interview. For information on how and when to schedule an interview, please visit our admissions interview page.
- Students may choose to submit supplementary portfolios (art—including film, photo, drawing, painting, sculpture—music, dance, theatre, or creative writing) for review via Slideroom.
Please note : Supplementary material will not be reviewed by Barnard faculty, and unfortunately, during high volume periods, we cannot guarantee it will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.
Frequently Asked Questions
For more information about our first-year application process, please view our FAQ page.