Bard College New Students

Welcome to the Bard community. We can't wait to meet you when you arrive on campus.

Welcome New Students

Welcome New Students

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

Am I a First-Year Student?

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.  

Am I a Transfer Student?

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?

Am I an International Student?

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.

Am I an Exchange Student?

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.