|Students who got into BC say:|
Essay (6) |
In my day it was a lot easier to get into Bard than it is now. Admission is now highly selective but students are not judged on grades alone. Bard seeks engaged, critical thinkers so it's important to bring something of great interest to the table -- unusual extra curriculars, outstanding community service, etc. They do not require SATs, but great scores couldn't hurt. Interviews, also not required (I think), are extremely worthwhile nonetheless.
| History/Histories (art history/etc.)|
| Oct 17 2005 |
I had poor grades in high school, mostly because I spent my time playing sports, acting in theater, writing, reading, thinking, and not doing homework. I know my high SAT and ACT scores helped me get in, but I think the admissions people were really convinced when I told them that I felt that Bard was the perfect place for me because of its emphasis on creativity and learning for its own sake.
| Music - Performance|| Apr 14 2005 |
A previous (apparently rejected) reviewer noted being challenged in an interview--if you're going to turn red in the face and fall silent, then run off to a message board to respond to a challenge, you're not welcome. Take the bait if you're interviewed: articulately disagree with the interviewer.
| History/Histories (art history/etc.)|| Mar 29 2005 | Write a strong essay, and prove to admissions that you are very interested in learning.