New Students Website

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Faculty: Mona Simpson

Mona Simpson

Mona Simpson is the Sadie Samuelson Levy Professor in Languages and Literature at Bard College. She is a former senior editor at the Paris Review and the author of five novels. Simpson has been awarded a Whiting Prize (1986), a Guggenheim (1988), a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Hodder Fellowship (1987), a Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Prize (1995), a Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize (2001). She is a Pen Faulkner finalist (2001) and most recently received a Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2008).
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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

Due May 1, 2014 for fall first-year and transfer students:

Due June 1, 2014 for fall first-year, transfer, and exchange students:

Due July 7, 2014 for fall first-year, transfer, and exchange students:

Due August 1, 2014 for fall first-year, transfer, and exchange students:
Click here for more information on Bard's health insurance plan, including the brochure for Bard College's student health insurance plan.

Additional Information on health insurance for international students:
All international undergraduate students are automatically enrolled in the Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan as described in the health brochure unless they obtain a waiver by presenting evidence of insurance coverage from one of four different commercial providers. The document below (entitled "Important Note for International Students") 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. Click here to waive the insurance.

Parent Forms

Other Information for Incoming Students