Non-Degree Seeking Students at Bennington

Find out how to apply, application guidelines, deadlines and fees.

Application Deadlines

Fall term – July 15
Spring term – January 15

There is no application fee.

Find a Class

Specific class availability is limited to registration after the full-time students have registered for their classes.

Studio art classes are unavailable due to high demand. 

VT Dual Enrollment Program

Please work with your high school Guidance Counselor to learn more about the VT Dual Enrollment program.  

High School Students

High achieving juniors and seniors may enroll in a spring or fall term class at Bennington for $100 or by applying for a VT Dual Enrollment voucher (more info) if they have earned a 3.5 GPA or higher. The required materials include:

  • Course Enrollment Application
  • Official high school transcript
  • Letter of recommendation from high school guidance counselor
  • SAT or ACT test results if available

Alumni

Returning alumni may enroll in a spring or fall term class at Bennington for credit or just to explore an interesting class. The required materials include:

  • Course Enrollment Application
  • College transcript(s)
  • One letter of recommendation

Fees:
For credit: $2,215/per credit
Non-credit (audit): $200/per credit

Adult Students

Adults may enroll in a spring or fall term class at Bennington for credit or just to explore an interesting class. The required materials include:

  • Course Enrollment Application
  • Most recently attended school transcript(s)
  • One letter of recommendation

Fees:
For credit: $2,215/per credit
Non-credit (audit): $200/per credit

Applications will be reviewed by the Office of Admissions upon receipt of all required materials.  Decisions will be notified by email. If accepted, the Dean's Office will contact you directly about the course availability.  Please work directly with the Dean's Office, not individual faculty members.

Enrollment and class registration is done after notification of acceptance from the Office of Admissions. Studio art courses are never an option due to the overwhelming need of our current students and limited space.  All other classes are available after all our students have registered and only if there is space available in the class. 

Mary Surdam
Mary Surdam
Sr. Assistant to the VP for Enrollment and Operations Coordinator
call msurdam@bennington.edu call 802-440-4887
Jaime Babic
Jaime Babic
Registrar and Director of Enrollment Services, Dean's Office
call jaimebabic@bennington.edu call 802-440-4594