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.
2014 Summer Timeline
You will be mailed information about your e-mail address and the mathematics diagnostic.
If you will be living on campus, you will receive an e-mail from Bard (at your new @bard.edu address) with your housing and roommate information.
You will receive an e-mail through your @bard.edu e-mail with detailed information about the check-in process on your arrival date of August 27, 2014. *By the end of July, please make sure Bard has received your finalized transcript from your previous institution.*
AugustAugust 27, 2014 you arrive at Bard!
All transfer students (including international transfer students
) should check in on campus between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Orientation events will begin promptly at 2 p.m.; students planning to move into the residence halls should arrive as early in the day as possible. For those who plan to arrive in the area on Tuesday, a list of local accommodations can be found here
. August 27–29, 2014
You will participate in orientation activities and registration for the fall semester.
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.