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 the project has demonstrated academic value. After a proposed project has been approved by a faculty sponsor and the head of the relevant division or program, the student submits it for final approval to the Executive Committee, which consists of the dean of the college, the registrar (serving ex officio), and the chairs of the divisions.

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

Academic Calendar

Upcoming Dates


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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

Monday, October 13, 2014 – Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fall Break

Friday, October 24, 2014

Mid-Term Grades and Criteria Sheets Due

Friday, October 24, 2014

Moderation Papers Due