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


Friday, March 13, 2015

Moderation Papers Due

Saturday, March 14, 2015 – Sunday, March 22, 2015

Spring Recess

Monday, March 23, 2015

Mid-Term Grades and Criteria Sheets Due

Monday, April 27, 2015 – Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Advising Days