How to Apply

The application for Summer 2018 Pre-College Programs is now closed.

Thank you for your interest in the Pre-College Programs. 


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. Submit the following credentials:

  3. Pay the non-refundable application fee ($80) payable by credit card, check, or money order made out to "Barnard College." (Note: We are offering a reduced application fee of $30 for students who complete their online application prior to January 20)

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

The recommendation forms and the transcript must be sent directly from the school.

Important Deadlines:

Scholarship Application

Friday, March 23, 2018


Pre-College Application 

Monday, May 28, 2018

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 tenth or eleventh grade of high school by June 2018.

Students are admitted on a rolling admissions basis with a final deadline of May 28th. Early application is advised as classes and residential spaces are likely to fill before the absolute deadline of May 28th. 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:

You may choose to apply to more than one of the Pre-College Programs. The programs must have non-conflicting dates. Note that applicants may not apply to both a 4-week and 1-week program. If an applicant is closed out of the program for which she applied, the Office of Pre-College Programs will contact the student and offer a second choice, if available. If a student is interested in attending BOTH the 1-week Liberal Arts Intensive and YWLI/ASII, or YWLI/ASII and DITC, please note the following:

  • The College cannot provide housing or storage of belongings for the one week gap between the end of one program and the start of another;
  • Two application fees will be required to process the applications for two programs; 
  • If a student decides not to attend the second program after starting the first, note our refund policy. 

Pre-College Office Contact Information:

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

Fax: 212-280-8796