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


Saturday, August 8, 2015

First-Year Students Arrive

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Check-in and Financial Clearance

Saturday, August 8, 2015

First-Year Student Orientation

Monday, August 10, 2015 – Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Language and Thinking Program