New Students at Bard College

Welcome, New Students!

Welcome, New Students!

Follow the links below for information particular to first-year, transfer, early college, international, and exchange students.

First-Year 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.  

Transfer Students

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?

International Students

The Office of International Student and Scholar Services 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.

Early College Students

Students coming to Bard Annandale from one of the Early College network programs are already familiar with Bard's academic mission. Bard Early College students earn up to 60 transferable college credits, and in some cases, earn an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree from Bard College concurrently with their high school diploma.

Exchange Students

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.