Other Study Opportunities

Independent Study Projects

Regular Bard academic credit may be awarded for successful completion of an independent study project outside the College’s regular course structure, provided that the project has demonstrated academic value. After a proposed project has been approved by a faculty sponsor, the student submits it to the dean of studies, who presents it for final approval to the Faculty Executive Committee.

An independent study project may be undertaken in the fall or spring semester (for up to 4 credits) as part of the normal course load, or during January intersession or the summer (for up to 2 credits). Students may earn up to 12 independent study credits in total.

Academic Calendar

Upcoming Dates


Monday, January 26, 2015

First Day of Classes

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

First Faculty Meeting of the Semester

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Drop/Add Period Ends, Pass/Fail Grading Option Deadline

Friday, March 13, 2015

Moderation Papers Due