Apply to Bennington College


Two Ways to Apply: The Choice Is Yours

For first-year students applying to the College, Bennington offers two options:

Share a collection of your work that reflects your capacities and demonstrates creativity, curiosity, and readiness to meet the demands of a Bennington education.

In addition to the standard application, you'll be required to submit recommendations and transcripts.

Both applications provide you with opportunities to demonstrate your readiness for Bennington and to share samples of your work—but with two distinct ways of doing so. Early admission is possible through both the Dimensional and the Common Application.

Visit Bennington

When you visit, you’ll meet and talk with students. You’ll get a personalized, student-led tour of the campus. And if you visit during fall or spring term, you’ll get to sit in on a class that interests you.

Special Circumstances

Do you have questions about a special application circumstance, such as requirements for homeschooled applicants, how to take a class at Bennington as a non-degree student, or our early entrance program?

International Students

Roughly 17 percent of Bennington's campus is comprised of international students from countries across the world, from Pakistan to England to Japan.

Graduate and Postbac Programs

There is a separate admissions process for each of Bennington's MFA graduate programs and for the postbaccalaureate premedical program.

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

Are you applying for early decision, early action, or regular admission? Are you a transfer student or planning to join in the spring term? Check the schedule of application deadlines to make sure you're on track.

Financial Aid

Bennington offers a range of option for financing your education, whether you're an undergraduate or graduate student. Learn more about what funding opportunities are available to you.

Bennington College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, and familial status. (Non-Discrimination Statement for Admissions.)