Other Study Opportunities

Premedical Undergraduate Program

Admission to medical school is governed by several factors: the college record, results of the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), recommendations, and an interview. Most important, however, is the grade point average. Students accepted to medical schools in recent years had a nationwide average GPA of 3.5 to 3.6. Early preparation and planning are important in order to do well on the MCAT and to fulfill health professional school requirements. Minimum requirements are introductory chemistry, organic chemistry, and one year each of physics, mathematics, biology, and English. Early in their academic careers, interested students should discuss their plans with the health professions adviser, John Ferguson.

Academic Calendar

Upcoming Dates


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

Friday, October 24, 2014 – Sunday, October 26, 2014

Family Weekend

Visit Bard and beautiful Annandale for a variety of events, including What's New at Bard, the Ask the President forum, sample classes, performances by the American Symphony Orchestra, campus tours, and panel discussions.