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Barnard College

Barnard College

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Barnard College

Barnard Pre-College Programs

Barnard College of Columbia University is an undergraduate college for women located in New York City. Since 1889, the College has been devoted to providing a rigorous liberal arts education to driven young women.

The High School Pre-College Programs offer female-identifying students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school the opportunity to experience all that Barnard College and NYC has to offer.

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Barnard Pre-College offers five summer programs. Take this BuzzFeed quiz to find out which could be the right fit for you!

Please note that all 2020 Summer Pre-College programs have moved online.



Click here to learn how to apply and here for information regarding tuition and fees. Students are admitted on a rolling basis with a final deadline of May 27. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis beginning on December 1.

Special scholarship funds have been allocated for NSHSS members. Apply by March 11 to be considered for these scholarships.

Who is Eligible?

Female-identifying students entering their sophomore, junior or senior year of high school in Fall 2020. Students must be at least 14 years of age by the first day of their summer program.

International Students

International students are welcome to apply to the summer programs. The programs are non-credit bearing, therefore international students do not require a student visa to attend. The Barnard office will provide all international enrollees with a letter of admission and detailed scheduled to apply for a tourist visa.



Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis beginning on December 1, 2019
Priority Deadline (application fee is waived during this period)- Monday, January 20, 2020
$75 application fee -Tuesday, January 21-Wednesday, April 15, 2020
$125 application fee -Thursday, April 16-Friday, May 15, 2020 (space permitting)

Application Requirements

  • Unofficial high school transcripts

  • (1) Teacher/guidance counselor recommendation letter for rising junior and senior applicants

              ○ (2) Letters of recommendation for rising sophomore applicants

  • (1) short essay on a provided writing prompt

  • List of extracurriculars (if applicable) 

Financial Aid Application
The Office of Pre-College programs offers a limited amount of need-based financial aid awards. Financial aid applications will be available beginning on Sunday, December 1-Friday, February 28. All financial aid applications must be submitted with your parent/guardians 2018 tax returns and/or any other supporting financial documents in cases where your parent/guardian is not required to file a tax return
Program Deposit
A $500 deposit is required for all accepted students within two weeks of their admissions notification. Students who fail to submit their deposit within two weeks will automatically forfeit their admission to their summer program and any financial aid award that they have been granted towards their tuition. ​Tuition must be paid in full no later than May 31, 2020.
Address: 3009 Broadway, 017 Milbank, New York, NY 10027
Telephone: (212) 854-8866