How to ApplyThe Admissions Committee reads every application closely and individually. There’s a reason test scores are optional: we don’t believe students’ potential can be reduced to a single number. What’s important is that your application shows that you’re curious, engaged, ready to be challenged, and committed to learning. This means that you'll be a vital contribution to our residential campus and small seminar-style approach.
Successful applications feature genuine commitment to the liberal arts, academic promise, readiness to engage with our course offerings, and extracurricular engagement. We ask for a valid high school diploma (A Levels and IB diplomas are accepted). Applicants who are not native speakers of English must also demonstrate advanced proficiency in English so that they can meaningfully participate in seminar discussions and writing assignments.
Questions about your application? The Admissions Office is always happy to schedule a call to talk about your application. You can sign up for an individual application advising session with one of our admissions counselors here.
This admissions cycle, the Admissions Office will be hosting regular Live Video chats. These will cover academics and life at Bard College Berlin as well as the admissions process, and will be hosted by a member of the Admissions Office and a student representative. More links for registration will be available here soon.
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