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|Application Plan||Application Due ||Admission Notification||Financial Aid Application Due||Deposit Due||Interviews |
|Regular Admission||Jan. 1||End-March||Feb. 15||May 1||Unavailable|
|Bard Entrance Examination*||Nov. 1||End-December||Feb. 15**||May 1||Unavailable|
|Early Action*||Nov. 1||End-December||Feb. 15**||May 1||Unavailable|
|Early Decision*||Nov. 1||End-December||Dec. 15**||Within a month after receipt of decision||Unavailable|
|Immediate Decision |
|Nov. 1 ||Next business day after your IDP date||Feb. 15**||May 1||On your date in November|
|Bard College Conservatory |
|Jan. 1||By April 1||Feb. 15||May 1||First week of March (auditions)|
|Spring Transfer||Nov. 1||Mid-December||Nov. 1||Jan. 1||Unavailable|
|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.
NOTE: Admission decisions are sent by mail and via email for those with international mailing addresses.
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/