Admissions & Financial Aid

How to Apply

Bank Street’s application review process is conducted on a rolling basis, meaning we will accept applications throughout the year for all academic terms and programs. Although we have rolling admissions, you may still want to apply by the Priority Submission Date as primary scholarship consideration will be given to those who complete their application by the Priority Submission Date for their respective terms.

Priority Application Submission Dates:

  • Spring Term: November 1st
  • Summer & Fall Terms: February 1st

Contact Admissions

  • Application Requirements

    Grad student reading in the libraryStart Your Application Here

    Please carefully read below to see which application you should choose.

    • If you are applying to a full master’s degree program for the first time, reapplying to a program, or seeking your second degree from us:
      • Choose the 2021-22 Graduate Application for Spring 2022Summer 1 2022, Summer 2 2022, and Summer (Long) 2022
      • Choose the 2022-23 Graduate Application for Fall 2022
    • If you are applying for a certification sequence (if youre a non-degree student applying for the Bilingual Extension, CPAC credential, or a post-master’s certification sequence in School District Leader, Early Childhood Leadership, TESOL, Early Childhood, or Childhood Special Education):
      • Choose the 2021-22 Certification Application for Spring 2022Summer 1 2022, Summer 2 2022, & Summer (Long) 2022
      • Choose the 2022-23 Certification Application for Fall 2022

    For most programs, complete applications require:

    • Non-refundable Application Fee ($65)
    • Two Letters of Recommendation*
    • A Reflective Autobiography*
    • Résumé
    • Transcripts (directly from the institution via regular postal mail or email)
    • Certification documentation, if required for your desired program
    • GRE or MAT Scores. Note: Our Child Life and non-certification programs do not require an entrance exam. Additionally, if you already completed a graduate teaching program and hold a currently valid New York State teaching certification, an entrance exam is not required. Our GRE institution code is 2035 and our MAT institution code is 3197.

    Some programs require additional application materials. Any specific requirements will be listed on the “Admissions” tab of the program’s page.

    *Requirements may differ for applicants to non-degree certification sequence programs, readmission candidates, and those applying for a second degree. Leadership candidates, working teachers, and Child Life applicants will need at least 1 (one) reference letter from a specific type of reference (outlined in the application).

  • After You Apply

    graduate students laughing in classInterviews:

    If the Admissions Committee wishes to proceed with your application, a faculty member from the appropriate program will contact you to schedule an interview. On occasion, we may be able to accommodate interviews by phone or video chat for applicants who live a distance from the College.

    Admissions Decisions:

    Admissions decisions are made throughout the year. Generally, you will be notified about your admissions status within four to eight weeks of completing your application.

    If you meet the priority submission date, the Admissions Committee will reach an admissions decision prior to registration for the next academic term.

  • Financing Your Education

    Grad students examining owl pellet with magnifying glassApplying for Financial Aid:

    Applicants are encouraged to apply for financial aid before being accepted into a program. If you’re seeking financial aid, you must submit a completed FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by February 1 to be considered for institutional aid and loans. If you wish to be considered for scholarships, please visit the scholarship page to learn more. 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.

    Learn More About Financial Aid