Bard College Transfer Students

Welcome new Bardian. 
Please use this site to familiarize yourself with Bard prior to your arrival on campus. We want your transition to be as seamless as possible, so we recommend that you spend some time learning about both the academic and campus life here at Bard.

Welcome Transfer Students

Arrival Day is Tuesday, January 23 
The contents of these webpages are intended to help you familiarize yourself with Bard prior to your arrival on campus. If you have any remaining questions, don’t hesitate to call Timand Bates at 845-758-7454 or e-mail at

Transfer students have ample time to complete their Moderation. (See video on left for more on Moderation.) You will work closely with your faculty adviser to create a program of study that makes sense for you.
Meet the Dean of Transfer Students

Meet the Dean of Transfer Students

Timand Bates '02, Assistant Dean of Students
Timand Bates '02, assistant dean of students, provides personal and academic support to students navigating the distinctive challenges of the sophomore year. He works alongside academic advisers to assist students throughout the process of identifying a program of study and moderating into the Upper College. Questions? Contact Timand Bates by e-mail at or by phone at 845-758-7454. Or come by Sottery Hall and visit the Center for Student Life and Advising.

1. Complete the Pre-Arrival Checklist

We are excited to meet you on Tuesday, January 23 but before you arrive, there are a few tasks you need to complete.

2. Send Bard your Transcripts

Transcripts from your previous institution(s), which include final grades, should be sent as soon as possible to Registrar Peter Gadsby, who determines how many credits will transfer and which of Bard’s distribution requirements you have satisfied. If you have questions, contact him directly at or 845-758-7458. Send Transcripts to Office of the Registrar, 30 Campus Road, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000.

3. Submit Your ID Photo

ID Tool is now open Submitting your ID photo in advance is voluntary, however it will save you a lot of time on Arrival Day. If you do not submit in advance you will need to get your photo taken and have your ID created before accessing your residence hall.