How to Apply


The application for Summer 2019 Pre-College Programs is now LIVE! Apply now! 

The application fee will be waived from December 17th, 2018- January 17th, 2019. 


How to Apply:

  1. Complete Online application;

    • For first-time users, create an account and follow the instructions. Once you've made your account, you may begin your application.

    • For returning users or to continue your application, log into your account

  2. Our application requires students to submit the following additional materials: 

    • One recommendation form completed by a teacher familiar with your work ethic, intellect, and ability to succeed in a rigorous pre-college program. 

    • One  recommendation form completed by either a teacher, counselor, principal, or another professional familiar with your academic achievements, professional goals, and overall maturity. Examples include someone who supervised you in an after school club or honor society, a mentor,  a clergy member at your place of worship, or someone from a community organization you are involved with.

      • Please note: Applicants must submit the name/contact information of each person writing a recommendation for them. Our application portal will send them a link to the reccomendation form to complete.

    • A copy of your high school transcript in English. Your transcript does NOT need to be submitted by your school guidance counselor. Applicants are to email a copy of their transcript to Include your first name, last name, and the program(s) you are applying to in the subject line. 

  3. Pay the non-refundable application fee  payable by credit card, check, or money order made out to "Barnard College." 2019 applications will be free prior to January 17th. From January 17th to February 17th the fee will be $35 after which it will increase to $75 until the application deadline on May 27th. 

Please note that it takes 24-48 hours for your application checklist to be updated after we receive payment or credentials. 

Important Deadlines:

Scholarship Application

Friday, March 22, 2019

Pre-College Application 

Monday, May 27, 2019

Admissions Criteria and General Information:

Admission is selective, and is based on strong high school records, recommendations, and a personal statement. Applications from students whose preparation may vary are welcome, especially if they reveal unusual talents and interests that can be developed further in this program. Applicants must have completed the ninth, tenth or eleventh grade of high school by June 2019.

Students are admitted on a rolling admissions basis with a final deadline of Monday, May 27th. Early application is advised as classes and residential spaces are likely to fill before the absolute deadline of  Monday, May 27th. All application materials must be received before an application is reviewed, and applicants are responsible for checking to confirm that our office has received their materials. Students may track their materials through the online application platform. Again, please note that individual classes/programs may fill up prior to the final deadline.

Material sent to our office via email, fax, or US mail or FedEx: Sending credentials via mail may take up to 3-5 days to process through the College’s mailroom.  Receipts signed by a member of our mailroom staff do not indicate that the material is actually in our office; confirmation via email to the PCP office is advised. 

Applying to Two Programs:

Participants do have the option of applying to more than one of our summer programs. However students will only be admitted to one program per session. Students who choose to enroll in two sessions will recieve a 15% discount. 


Pre-College Office Contact Information:

Mail: 3009 Broadway, 017 Milbank, New York, NY 10027

Phone: 212-854-8866