Enrollment Requirements

Financial Clearance

Students’ accounts must be current with respect to payments and financial aid matters before financial clearance is issued for participation in registration and room draw and for start-of-term enrollment validation. The financial clearance dates are noted on statements and in correspondence sent both to parents or guardians and to students prior to these scheduled events.

Accounts not cleared prior to the financial clearance dates are subject to financial holds; these holds prevent the release of transcripts and academic information, and prevent participation in registration and room draw.  A $100 fee is applicable before such holds are removed.

We encourage you to call the Office of Student Accounts in advance of these dates to verify the financial clearance status of the account, in order to avoid unexpected complications.

Enrollment Deposit

For first-time applicants, the non-refundable enrollment deposit is due by May 1, 2017.

Enrollment Confirmation

Each April and October, students must declare, in writing, their plans with respect to taking a leave of absence, academic or personal, studying at one of Bard's auxiliary programs, or withdrawing from the next term.  Students who are enrolled at the Annandale campus must complete the Status form in person at the Office of Student Accounts.  Students who are enrolled in a Bard auxiliary program or who are on a leave can send written notifications as to their plans of continuing their leave or returning to Annandale campus, via email or regular mail.  Students who decide to take a personal leave of absence or withdraw from Bard for the next term, must also complete required paperwork with the Dean of Student Affairs Office.  

Financial holds are placed on the accounts of students for whom our office does not receive written confirmation of enrollment plans for the next term.  These holds prevent the release of transcripts and academic information, and prevent participation in registration and room draw.

Contacting Bard Student Accounts

Bard College Office of Student Accounts
PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000
Phone: 845-758-7520
Fax: 845-758-7125
E-mail: sao@bard.edu