Graduate Admissions Blog

Category: Admissions

Emmett Cooper and Stephen Ostendorff
Admissions

10 Myths About the FAFSA and Applying for Financial Aid at Bank Street*

At Bank Street, we understand that many potential students see the cost of tuition of a graduate program and immediately feel “sticker shock” —they aren’t sure they can afford to make the financial commitment. We also understand that most of our potential applicants are not aware of how much their costs can actually be reduced […]

Jesse Nguyen
Admissions

What Makes a Bank Streeter? Reflections on a Decade of Reading Applications

I am approaching a decade of working in the Office of Graduate Admissions at Bank Street. Although I don’t have a definite sense of how many applications I’ve evaluated in that time, I imagine it is over 1,500 at this point! It has been such a treat getting to know many of our students through […]

Admissions

A Lifetime of Learning Awaits… And It All Started With That One Click

Let me allay your fears. Bank Street is that ideal college – It is unique, and it is wonderful.  Through my studies here, I have found Bank Street to be cozy and intimate, simultaneously an extensive network of staff, students, partnerships, programs, and resources which make it an indelible educational establishment. It is a renowned institution for many […]

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Questions from you!

On April 9, 2016, we gave applicants to our teacher preparation programs an opportunity to discover Bank Street and meet members of our community. They got to meet various faculty and staff members, participate in model lessons, and hear from a group of current students and alumni. During the event, we asked the applicants to […]

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Applying to Bank Street

One day at work, during the summer of 2014, the idea to go back to school full-time struck me. I knew if this were to happen, I needed to act fast because the fall semester start date for schools was quickly approaching. I felt that if I didn’t start as soon as possible, I may […]

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Questions from You!

On March 28, 2015, we gave applicants to our teacher preparation programs an opportunity to discover Bank Street and meet members of our community. They got to meet various faculty and staff members, participate in model lessons, and hear from a group of current students and alumni. During the event, we asked the applicants to […]

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My Experience Applying to Bank Street

This time last year I was finishing up my application to Bank Street, so I thought it was a good time to share my application experience. If you are still considering applying, the priority deadline has passed, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late! Bank Street is still accepting applications for Summer and Fall of […]

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Navigating the Open House

On November 20th, Bank Street will be holding one of many Graduate School open houses. I attended one of these open houses at this time last year when I was considering applying to the school. It was very informative and definitely helped nudge me in the direction of applying. I can remember feeling extremely nervous […]

Admissions

Discover Bank Street Day!

A big thank you to those who organized last week’s “Discover Bank Street Day.” I was very happy to be on the panel for discussion to talk about my experiences here at Bank Street, and share further afterwards in the lobby. In case you missed it, the day began with welcoming remarks from Amy Greenstein […]

Admissions

Questions from you!

On April 5th, we gave applicants to our teacher preparation programs an opportunity to discover Bank Street and meet members of our community. They got to meet various faculty and staff members, participate in model lessons, and hear from a group of current students and alumni. During the event, we asked the applicants to write […]