Barnard Pre-Baccalaureate Program

Spend the summer on Barnard's campus and earn college credit across a wide range of majors.

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June 30, 2023 12:00 AM
August 13, 2023 12:00 AM

Program Structure

Students enroll in one 3-credit course taught by a member of Barnard's world-renowned faculty. Courses are held on campus, run for 7 weeks, and are fast-paced and rigorous. Outside of the classroom students are part of our Barnard community and will explore New York City, and participate in college readiness workshops and career exploration panels.

Tuition & Aid

Helping students realize their dream of a Barnard summer is the top priority of our office. We offer rolling admissions to help students get a jump start on their summer planning and are able to offer a limited amount of need-based financial aid to students who qualify.

  • Tuition (per 3-credit course):
    • Residential - $13,124
    • Commuter - $9,434
  • Student Activities/Tech Fee- $60

Program Overview

Our Pre-Baccalaureate offerings will give students the opportunity to participate in undergraduate-level courses on Barnard and Columbia's campuses. Professors lecture in person but may choose to upload class recordings simultaneously.

All Pre-Baccalaureate students will be matched with a Peer Academic Leader to foster collaboration and community engagement among enrolled students. Peer Academic Leaders are meant to ease the transition to a college environment for our students. Weekly workshops will be held by our Student Success Coordinator to discuss college readiness tips and tactics for completing your course of study successfully, topics to include but are not limited to time management, studying skills, self-advocacy, financial literacy, etc.

Upon successful completion of your course, you will receive a letter grade and an official transcript from Barnard College, Columbia University.


  • The Jazz of Chemistry
  • Concepts in Modern Biology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Global Queer Cinemas
  • Postcolonial Comics
  • The Art of the Essay
  • Dead Mothers and Wicked Stepmothers: The Maternal in Folk and Fairy Tales
  • Literature & Science 1600-1800
  • Bad Love
  • Fictions of Law and Custom: Whiteness in American Literature
  • Intermediate French I
  • Data Science for Politics
  • Introduction to Islamic Law
  • Classics and Film
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Barnard Pre-Baccalaureate Program
Barnard College

Spend the summer on Barnard's campus and earn college credit across a wide range of majors.

Register Now