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


Monday, August 11, 2014 – Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Language and Thinking Program

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 – Friday, August 29, 2014

Academic Orientation for Transfer Students

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Transfer Students Arrive

Check-in and Financial Clearance for Transfer Students Thursday, August 28, 2014 – Friday, August 29, 2014

Matriculation Days

Advising and Registration for New First-Year and Transfer Students