Undergraduate Admission

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You love to learn. You've always asked the difficult questions.
Now you wonder where college can take you. If you're ready to refine your talents and find what inspires you, then you've come to the right place. Explore Bard's rich academic tradition and vibrant campus life. Think beyond what is known to seek what is possible. Discover Bard. 

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Getting to Know Bard

Getting to Know Bard

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There are many ways to explore Bard!  
  • Saturday, October 6: Fall Open House for Prospective Students  The day centers around activities that allow students and their families to explore the campus and experience the excitement of Bard College classes. (Scroll down for the schedule: Fall Open House Schedule). Registration is required, so please click here to register, and to download the class readings.  
  • Wednesday, October 10: Webinar for Prospective Students  Learn about academics, campus life and more as you listen to and ask questions of a counselor and current students during a live video panel and chat. Pick a time that works for you! Register now for the 10:00 AM webinar or the 7:00 PM webinar. 
  • Campus Tours: Take a student-led tour and get to know about our unique curriculum and experience our beautiful campus. The tour includes an important information session with our admission counselors. Please plan on being here for two hours! Along with weekday tours, we have tours on most Saturdays from September through November. 
Local Dining and Accommodations     (Photo by Pete Mauney '93)


Attention Applicants

Consider Bard's Immediate Decision Plan!
The Immediate Decision Plan (IDP) is one of Bard's early application options. If Bard is your top choice and you'd like to experience a more personal application process, then register for IDP and submit your completed Common Application by November 1. Information and registration link can be found here