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Applicants for all master's degree programs must Apply Online.  We no longer accept paper applications.

Application Steps

Applications are considered complete upon receipt of the following:

  • Completed application form
  • Non-refundable application fee ($65)
  • Three letters of recommendation (downloadable reference form)
  • A reflective autobiography
  • Short Essays
  • Résumé
  • Transcripts
  • Certification documentation, if required for your desired program

After You Apply


If the Admissions Committee wishes to proceed in considering an applicant, a faculty member from the appropriate program will contact the applicant to schedule an interview. Occasionally, at the discretion of the program, applicants who live at a distance from the College may be able to interview by phone or Skype instead of in person.

Admissions Decisions

Admissions decisions are made throughout the year. Generally, applicants are notified about the admissions decision within four to eight weeks after the application is complete.

For applicants who meet the priority deadlines, the Admissions Committee will reach an admissions decision prior to registration for the next academic term.

Financing Your Education

Applicants are encouraged to apply for financial aid before they are accepted into a program.

Applicants for financial aid must submit the completed FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be considered for any/all aid.

If you wish to be considered for scholarships, please visit the scholarship page to learn about specific deadlines.  If you wish to be considered for institutional aid and loans, you must submit the FAFSA by April 15. Applicants who do not apply by the deadline are not guaranteed aid before the beginning of the next semester and are not eligible for Bank Street Scholarships.

Visit Financial Aid for more information.

Other Applications

Applicants who have already earned a degree at Bank Street College or who seek a course sequence leading to certification in School District Leadership may download, print, and return the applications (as PDF files) below.