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


Please send a copy of your final transcript to:

Bard College Registrar's Office
PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504

Questions can be directed to:
Peter Gadsby, Registrar
Phone: 845-758-7458

Visa Information

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Welcome, Transfer Students!

Questions? E-mail the Center for Student Life and Advising (

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.

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.

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