Bard College Student Handbook

First-Year Advising

Under the First-Year Advising system, all students are assigned an academic adviser, with whom they meet at strategic points during each semester: before registration; two weeks into the semester, when course selection is final; shortly before midterm; two weeks after midterm; and just prior to registration for the next semester. The advising system is intended to help students begin the process of selecting a program in which to major, meet the requirements of that program, prepare for professional study or other activities outside of or after college, and satisfy other interests.