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Applicants for master's degree programs at Bank Street may Apply Online.

Priority Deadlines

Bank Street College accepts applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. We encourage applicants to apply by priority deadlines to ensure admissions decision prior to the start of the term.

  • Spring enrollment: November 1, 2014.
  • Spring enrollment for international students: September 15 ,2014.
  • Summer or fall enrollment: February 1, 2015.
  • Summer enrollment for Summer Residency Leadership programs:
    April 1, 2015.

Application Steps

Applications are considered complete upon receipt of the following:

  • Completed application form
  • Non-refundable application fee ($65), payable to Bank Street College
  • 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.

Program Essay
Applicants are also asked to come to the College to respond to essay questions asked by each program. This program essay must be completed before the admissions interview. Arrangements will be made for those applicants who live at a distance from the College to complete the essay. Note that some leadership programs do not require a program essay. Inquire with the admissions office at if you have questions.

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) 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.