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Applying to Bard College at Simon's Rock
Your application is not a set of numbers but an expression of your character, ambitions, imagination and intelligence. We ask for all of the standard information—recommendations and transcripts—but we also ask you to do a good deal of writing. For all applicants, we require a personal interview with a member of our staff. There’s no script, no set list of questions, and no right answers; we just want to know you as a live, talking, thinking person. College entrance tests are optional for most students, and we welcome applications from home-schooled and international students.
You can begin college at Simon’s Rock in either the fall (August) or spring (January) semester. Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year as long as space remains available; early application is encouraged. Applicants will typically hear of their decision within 6-8 weeks of completing their application. See Application Timeline for more information.