Congratulations on your acceptance to Bard, and welcome to our community. We can't wait to meet you when you arrive on campus. On this website you will find information to help you prepare for your time as a Bard student. Follow the links below for information particular to first-year, transfer, international, and exchange students.
The Office of First-Year Experience strives to ease the transition from high school to college. Our first-year pages have information on preparing for Bard, moving in, the Language and Thinking Program, First-Year Seminar, and more.
Students transferring to Bard from another college arrive with particular questions and concerns. What do you need to know about Bard academics? How do transfer credits work? What should you expect before coming to campus?
The International Student Services Office advises students on all matters pertaining to their legal status in the United States and on cultural, social, educational, and personal concerns. We also advise the International Student Organization.
Exchange students come to Bard from all over the nation and the globe. We work with you and your exchange program to make sure your transition to Bard is smooth and your time at the College fulfills your goals. Click below to find out more.
The Center for Student Life & Advising (CSLA) at Bard College is committed to supporting students in their academic and extracurricular endeavors. The CSLA provides academic and personal advice as well as mentorship to students throughout their time at the College. CSLA comprises the offices of the Dean of Student Affairs, the Dean of Studies, and International Student Services.