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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.
You should go directly to the Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center for Science and Computation (RKC) to check in. You will receive a packet that contains, among other things, a copy of the spring semester course list (also available on our website); information about your post office box; and information regarding campus offices and services. If you are residing on campus, you also receive keys to your residence hall and room. Representatives from Health Services, the Office of Student Accounts, Financial Aid, Office of Residence Life, Safety and Security, and the Dean of Student Affairs Office are on hand to welcome you and assist in answering any questions.
Throughout the next three days, you will have opportunities to meet with your academic adviser and finalize your schedule for the fall semester. When not occupied by academic commitments during orientation, you will have opportunities to learn about campus resources and services, and participate in social events. If you have any questions before then regarding travel arrangements or your time commitments over the orientation period, please get in touch.