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Faculty: Mona Simpson

Mona Simpson

Writer in Residence Mona Simpson 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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Dates and Deadlines 2015–2016

First-year international applicants who are not U.S. citizens who are requesting financial aid must apply through the Regular Admission process. Financial aid application and Certification of Finances due date is January 1 for students who are not U.S. citizens.

Application Plan Application Due
Admission Notification
Financial Aid Application Due Deposit Due Interviews
(optional)
Regular Admission Jan. 1 End-March Feb. 15 May 1 Until Dec. 12
Bard Entrance Examination* Nov. 1 End-December Feb. 15** May 1 Until Oct. 23
Early Action* Nov. 1 End-December Feb. 15** May 1 Until Oct. 23
Early Decision* Nov. 1 End-December Dec. 15** Within a month after receipt of decision and/or financial aid package Until Oct. 23
Immediate Decision
Plan (IDP)
*
Nov. 1
Next business day after your IDP date Feb. 15** May 1 On your date in November
Bard College Conservatory
of Music
Jan. 1 By April 1 Feb. 15 May 1 First week of March (auditions)
Spring Transfer Nov. 1 Mid-December Nov. 1 Jan. 1 Until Oct. 23
Fall Transfer March 1 May 1 Feb. 15 (U.S. citizens)
March 1 (Non citizens)
May 15 Until Feb. 26

*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.


All Financial Aid/Scholarship applicants, who have provided the appropriate documentation, will automatically be considered for all Bard College scholarships for which they may be eligible. Scholarships that require additional supplements are: The Distinguished Scientist Scholars (DSS) and the Levy Economics Scholarship. www.bard.edu/financialaid/programs/bard/

NOTE: Admission decisions are posted on student portals.

Interviews

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. (Look at the last column in the "Dates and Deadlines" table above.) Interviews must be scheduled at least seven days (one week) in advance. If you plan to take a campus tour the day of your interview, please schedule the interview after the tour. The link to schedule an interview will be posted mid-summer.