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. In preparation for your arrival, we have compiled answers to some of the most commonly asked questions we receive from incoming students and their families. If you have any further questions, give us a call at 845-758-7454. We can also be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.