New Students Website

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Faculty: Myra Young Armstead

Myra Young Armstead

Myra Young Armstead is a professor of history at Bard College and a faculty member of Bard’s Master of Arts in Teaching Program. She specializes in U.S. social history, with emphasis on urban and African American history. Armstead is the recipient of Danforth-Compton, Josephine de Kármán, University of Chicago Trustees, and New York State African-American Research Institute fellowships; and the Frederick Douglass Award from the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History (Sullivan County, New York, chapter).
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Forms & Resources

You've paid your enrollment deposit, made any necessary arrangements for transfer credit or advanced standing, and arranged for your international student visa if necessary. Now is the time to prepare for the coming months by getting ready for the Language and Thinking Program; reading up on student health, residence life, and finances; and returning some important paperwork to the College.

Please visit the New Students Website if you have further questions, or feel welcome to contact our staff.

Matriculation Forms 2015

Enrollment Ageement:

NOTE: All links to 2015 forms and information, listed below, will be fully activated by mid-March, 2015

Due June 1, 2015 for fall first-year, transfer, and exchange students:

Due July 1, 2015 for fall first-year, transfer, and exchange students:
  • Student Health & Counseling Services Instructions and Requirements
  • Explanation of Counseling Services
  • Measles Brochure
  • Medical Forms

Due August 1, 2015 for fall first-year, transfer, and exchange students:
  • Student Health Insurance Plan/Opt-Out Waiver  

Additional Information on health insurance:
All international (non-US citizen) undergraduate students are automatically enrolled in the Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan as described in the Bard health brochure unless you obtain a waiver by presenting evidence of insurance coverage from one of three different commercial providers. (A list of the three different commercial providers are in the "Health Insurance Comparison Chart" document below). The Health Insurance Comparison Chart is a comparison of the costs of these alternative plans versus the cost of the Bard plan and a table showing significant plan differences between one such plan and Bard’s.

Parent Forms