New Students Website

Visit our website for incoming students and get answers to your questions about Bard.


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Kyle Gann

"Kyle Gann's reputation as a composer is beginning to equal his renown as a writer on new music," wrote Paul Griffiths in the New York Times. Gann is an internationally known authority on American music and was new-music critic for the Village Voice from 1986 to 2005. He is the author, most recently, of No Such Thing as Silence: John Cage’s 4’33” (2010) and Music Downtown: Writings from the Village Voice (2006).
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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:

Updated 2014 forms will be posted mid-March 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