Two Ways to Apply: The Choice Is Yours
For first-year students applying to the College, Bennington offers two options:
THE DIMENSIONAL APPLICATION
Share a collection of your work that reflects your capacities and demonstrates creativity, curiosity, and readiness to meet the demands of a Bennington education.
THE COMMON APPLICATION
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.
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.
Transfer Students and Special Circumstances
Bennington welcomes applications from transfer students, international students, and those with special circumstances, including those with homeschool and early college backgrounds.
Roughly 13 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.
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.