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."

Language and Thinking Program

The Language and Thinking Program is an intensive introduction to the liberal arts and sciences attended by all incoming Bard students for three weeks in August of their first year.

After You Deposit, What's Next?

Congratulations, New Bardian!

  • Take a look at the Matriculation Forms webpage. Please read and complete these forms, noting the due dates.
  • During the month of May, the Admission Office will email you important reminders.
  • By June, you will hear from the assistant deans of students: Mary Ann Krisa (first-year students) and Timand Bates (transfer students).
  • In mid-June, the New Students website will be updated with timelines and so much more.
As always, we're here to help, so email or call us at 845-758-7472.


First-Year Student Experience in Berlin

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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.

Bard's Bookstore

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