Faculty: Daniel Mendelsohn

Daniel Mendelsohn

Daniel Mendelsohn is the Charles Ranlett Flint Professor of Humanities at Bard College. An award-winning writer and critic and author of the international bestseller The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million, he was born on Long Island and educated at the University of Virginia and at Princeton. Since 1991, when he began publishing, his essays and reviews have appeared in many publications, most frequently in the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books. He has also been the weekly book critic for New York and a frequent contributor to the New York Times Book Review, and is presently a contributing editor at Travel + Leisure.
More >>

Dates and Deadlines 2014–2015

Please note: Students who are not U.S. citizens who are requesting financial aid are advised to apply through the Regular Admission process. Financial aid application due date is January 1 for students who are not U.S. citizens.

Application Plan Application Due
Financial Aid Application Due Notification Deposit Due
Regular Admission Jan. 1 Until Dec. 12 Feb. 15 End-March May 1
Bard Entrance Examination* Nov. 1 Until Oct. 24 Feb. 15** End-December May 1
Early Action* Nov. 1 Until Oct. 24 Feb. 15** End-December May 1
Early Decision* Nov. 1 Until Oct. 24 Dec. 15** End-December Within a month after receipt of decision
Immediate Decision
Plan (IDP)
Nov. 1
On your date in November Feb. 15** Next business day after your IDP date May 1
Bard College Conservatory
of Music
Jan. 1 First week of March (auditions) Feb. 15 By April 1 May 1
Spring Transfer Nov. 1 Until Oct. 24 Nov. 1 Mid-December Jan. 1
Fall Transfer March 1 Until Feb. 27 Feb. 15 May 1 May 15

*First-year applicants only; transfer candidates are not eligible.

**Early Decision candidates must file the CSS Profile by December 15 in order to receive an early decision financial aid estimate letter. Those applying through other early application methods—Bard Entrance Examination, Early Action, or IDP—may apply for an early decision financial aid estimate letter by submitting their CSS Profile by December 15. Please note that the FAFSA becomes available on January 1 and is due by February 15. Please visit the Financial Aid website for more information.


Interviews are not required for admission but are available to applicants. All interviews are conducted by admission counselors either on campus* or via Skype and should be completed by the date listed for the chosen application plan. (Click here for interview deadlines.) To schedule an on campus interview, please call the admission office at 845-758-7472. To schedule a Skype interview, please contact Stephanie Barrett at Phone and alumni/ae interviews are not available.