Transfer Students

Contact Us

Bard College
Dean of Student Affairs Office

Center for Student Life and Advising
PO Box 5000
(30 Campus Road)
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000

Phone: 845-758-7454

Pre-Arrival Checklist for Transfer Students

For a detailed list of everything you need to do before you arrive at Bard, please visit this webpage. If you have any questions, please contact Timand Bates at


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.

Shipping Packages to Campus

We strongly encourage you to select a shipment method that offers you the ability to track the delivery process of your package(s). You should mail packages to:

STUDENT NAME “Incoming Transfer Student”
Bard College 
30 Campus Road
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504

Visa Information

Click here for more information about visa documents.

Welcome, Transfer Students!


Congratulations on your acceptance to Bard College. I am the dean who works with transfer students, and I am very excited to get to meet you. In the coming weeks, you will receive various correspondence to help you to prepare for your arrival. Should you find that you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Again, congratulations! We are looking forward to welcoming you to our community.


Timand Bates
Assistant Dean of Students

What We Do

The Center for Student Life and Advising supports transfer students as they make their transition to Bard. We recognize that students coming to Bard from other institutions of higher education have a unique Bard experience, especially in their first year at the College. We are here to help! Don't hesitate to get in touch.

All of us in the Center for Student Life and Advising are excited that you will be joining us. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 845-758-7454. We can also be reached via e-mail at

Transfer Academics

Transfer candidates with less than a year of college coursework may be required to participate in Bard’s first-year program, as determined by the Registrar of the College.

Am I Exempt from Bard's First-Year Program? Transfer candidates who have been full-time students and will have completed at least one year of college coursework at the time of matriculation at Bard (as determined by the Registrar of the College) are exempt from the College’s first-year program. They also have the option to take First-Year Seminar.

Bard's Curriculum Even if they arrive at Bard with 64 transferable credits and junior-class standing, transfers may not be prepared to moderate into the Upper College by the end of their first semester at Bard, and are therefore granted two semesters in which to complete their moderation. Learn more about Moderation and the Senior Project.



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