Are auditions/interviews required?
We prefer to interview all applicants—either on campus, by telephone, or both. We do not offer auditions for any discipline; however, you are welcome to send examples of your work with your application to give us a better sense of your interests. Please note that application materials are not evaluated by faculty. [Back to Top.] Can I submit examples of my writing, science projects, music, art, etc? Yes. We welcome any opportunity to learn more about you. [Back to Top.] What is Bennington looking for in an applicant? In addition to a student’s strong academic history, we are looking for evidence of maturity to handle the academic planning process, self-motivation, independent and creative thought, and an understanding of what it means to direct the course of one’s own education. Your essays, teacher recommendations, school performance and interview will help us evaluate these qualities. [Back to Top.] Do I have to submit the SAT? What about the SAT II? Standardized tests are an optiona