Accepted Students

Accepted Students

A Letter from the President — 

"Please accept my congratulations on your acceptance to Bard College," writes Bard president Leon Botstein. "I want to welcome you into a college community that cherishes the life of the mind but also seeks to link the spirit of inquiry to public service and engagement with life in society."

Important Message from Bard 

In light of President Trump’s recent executive order, we write to assure you that Bard College will do everything in its power to support and protect students in all phases of their educational journeys without regard to immigration status.

Open House for Accepted Students
Saturday, April 8, 2017

Register Now!

(Please scroll down for details and for the Open House schedule.)

We welcome accepted students and their families to Bard for Open House. Enjoy a day at the college exploring our beautiful Annandale-on-Hudson campus, speaking with current students, meeting one-on-one with faculty, learning about the first-year program and beyond, taking a campus tour, visiting dorms and facilities, and so much more! The day begins at 9:00 a.m. with Check-In at the Reem-Kayden Center (RKC) and ends at 4:00 p.m. after the Forum with the President at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. Lunch will be served. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to campus! Scroll down for the pdf file of the Open House schedule! 

Registration is required. Accepted students, register now. You will sign in to the registration form using your Applicant Portal login.

NOTE: If you arrive after 11:00 a.m. please go to Hopson Cottage (Office of Admission) to Check-In.

Parking is available at Check-In, which takes place at the Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center for Science and Computation (Reem-Kayden Center or RKC). Click here for the campus map.
TRANSPORTATION: For guests who are driving, there will be ample parking available. For guests taking the 7:15 a.m. Amtrak train from Penn Station (New York City), arriving at 9:00 a.m. at Rhinecliff Station, a Bard shuttle bus will drive you to Check-In. The shuttle will return to Rhinecliff Station for the 4:52 p.m. train back to Penn Station.

LUGGAGE: At Check-In in RKC, please drop off your luggage and we will transport it to Hopson Cottage, Office of Admission for storage. At 3:00 p.m., all unclaimed luggage will be transported by van to the drop-off lane in front of the Richard. B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts (PAC) for pick up. Open House ends at the PAC with the 3-4 p.m. Forum with the President.
LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS: Although we are not able to host overnight guests on campus, click here for a list of local accommodations.

EVENTS ON CAMPUS on April 8: Click here to see a full schedule of what's going on at Bard.
  • 12:00 p.m. Baseball Doubleheader; 4:00 p.m. Women's Tennis Match
  • 8:00 p.m. The Dream of GerontiusConducted by Leon Botstein
    This concert is free to accepted students. There is a 20% discount for families of accepted students when you call the box office to reserve tickets using this promo code "Proud Parent." Box Office: 845-758-7900


Financial Aid Packages

Bard's financial aid packages will be released by Monday, March 27. Instructions to log in and view financial aid packages will be posted to students' applicant portals as soon as the release is finalized. 
Class Visits

Class Visits

There is no better way to learn about Bard than to sit in on one of our classes, and throughout the month of April, you're invited to do just that.

To sign up for a class visit, first consult this list of available classes. Next, send an email to telling us what day you're planning to come to campus and:
  1. How many classes you'd like to visit (you can sit in on up to two.)
  2. The names of three classes, in order of preference, you'd like to visit. (We'll of course try to get you into your first choice/s, but this is not always possible.)
We typically recommend that students sign up for a First Year Seminar class, but you're more than welcome to select anything that interests you. Accepted students are also able to visit Bard classes in New York City through the Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program. This program, it should be noted, is typically only an option for Bard students in their third or fourth year.

We will respond within two business days of receiving your email. Click on "Expand" for more information.   Expand for Class Visits Expand
First-Year Student Experience in Berlin

First-Year Student Experience in Berlin

Bard College deposited first-year students may apply to spend one or both semesters of their first year at Bard College Berlin, joining a close-knit, international community in the heart of the intellectual and artistic hub of Europe. Click to learn more about the program.

Class of 2021 Facebook Group

The official Class of 2021 Facebook Group has launched. 

Admission's Instragram

Take a look at Bard Admission Instagram! 

Bard's Bookstore

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Shop Bard's bookstore and get 25% off on one item. Present this coupon at the bookstore or use code IFC25 when ordering online. Download. Download

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