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Faculty: Mary Caponegro

Mary Caponegro

Mary Caponegro is the Richard B. Fisher Family Professor in Literature and Writing at Bard, and has been on the faculty since 2002. She was born in Brooklyn and has lived in Italy, graduating in 1978 from Bard College and going on to receive her master’s degree from Brown University. Author Jonathan Safran Foer has called her “one of the most imaginative, daring, serious and playful writers alive.”
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Dates and Deadlines 2014–2015

International Students: Students who are not U.S. citizens who are requesting financial aid are advised to 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. 24
Early Action* Nov. 1 End-December Feb. 15** May 1 Until Oct. 24
Early Decision* Nov. 1 End-December Dec. 15** Within a month after receipt of decision Until Oct. 24
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. 24
Fall Transfer March 1 May 1 Feb. 15 May 15 Until Feb. 27

*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 sent by mail and via email for those with international mailing addresses.

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.