Welcome to the Baret Scholars Application!


Baret Scholars is a selective admissions program with only 180 seats for applicants across the entire world. Baret’s spirit is one of student’s guiding their own learning, working collaboratively and sharing their interests with fellow students. We are seeking students with demonstrated and significant accomplishments in something they care about: it could be art, coding, music, athletics, writing, an entrepreneurial endeavor or any field of study. Of course, we are also impressed by the hard work that a 1600 SAT score or a straight A transcript infers. Though not determinative, we will take those into account as well.

Equally, we are attracted to students that are still discovering themselves but have creative minds and a strong desire to strengthen their work ethic. We welcome every student with a desire to explore their minds, their hearts and the world around them to apply.

With this in mind, we have designed the application to be a “presentation of you,” an audition of sorts. We are interested in what you have already accomplished for yourself and others rather than requiring you to create something forced for our Admissions Committee. We want you to tell us about you and why you are excited about Baret Scholars by pulling together a collection from your life.


Our hope is that you won’t dread this application but enjoy the process of thinking about what the next year could look like for you. We do not anticipate the application taking more than 5 hours to complete and we encourage you to use as many materials as you would like from your college and university applications.

The application is divided into eight parts

General Information


Family Information




Essays, Interests, and Video


Need Based Aid and Full Scholarships


Academic Transcript and Grades


Supplementary Materials


Letter of Recommendation

Barret Fellows

Application Portal

Once you click "Apply Now", you will be prompted to make an account in our application portal to access the application form. The application form will include Parts 1-5 of the application. For the perfectionists out there (and we are sure there are many), you can complete the application form in multiple sittings. Just click “Save” at the end of each section so completed fields are saved in the portal. You will have the option to review and change all your answers before deciding to officially submit the form.

Once your application form is submitted, however, you will not be able to modify it in any way or submit an additional application form. You will be directed back to your student portal where you will see a checklist with prompts to submit your required Academic Transcript and Grades (Part 6) and optional Supplementary Materials (Part 7). You will also have the ability to submit a request to the person who will be submitting a Letter of Recommendation (Part 8) on your behalf.

Financial Aid

Baret is proud to announce a robust Financial Aid program that includes $2.5 million across our Need Based and Merit Based programs. Candidates applying for Need Based Financial Aid, which includes Need Based Aid and a limited number of Baret Full Scholarships, will be asked to submit an additional essay in the application form and submit financial information to a third party. Students with the financial capacity to afford Baret do not qualify and should not apply for Need Based Financial Aid.

Our Merit Based Financial Aid program, which includes our Baret Half-Tuition and $10,000 Honor Awards, will be fully merit based, and the Baret team will determine recipients based on outstanding applications regardless of financial need. No additional materials are required to be considered for our Baret Merit Awards outside of the standard Baret application.

Application Timelines

Baret offers two sets of Early Application and Regular Application timelines. Please note that our Early Application decisions are not binding; however, as is the case for many universities, those in the Early Application 1 and Early Application 2 cycles will receive a higher probability of admission and financial aid awards. We wish you the best of luck. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our Admissions Team at admissions@baretscholars.org.

We wish you the best of luck. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our Admissions Team at info@baretscholars.org.

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