Early Entrance

We regularly review applications from qualified candidates entering their junior year in high school who are prepared for college before they have graduated. We pay particular attention to your academic record, essays, recommendations, and interviews as a way to evaluate your capacity to begin college early.

You will follow the same application process and deadlines as our traditional applicants; however, if you plan to apply for financial aid you will be required to submit a GED (the SAT, ACT, or federally approved “ability to benefit” tests do not satisfy this requirement).

If you are admitted and enroll, you may request a high school diploma from your high school after successfully completing your first year at Bennington.