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First-Year Experience in Berlin

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Welcome, Prospective Parents!

This website is designed to give parents of prospective students easy access to some of the most commonly requested information about Bard College. Here you will find quick links to the common curriculum, student affairs, residence life, and much more. Parent Testimonials and Ask a Parent offer the parent perspective, while Basic FAQs provides detailed answers to questions often asked by parents.

Our goal is to be helpful as your family explores Bard College. Please be in touch with us if you have additional questions.

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Bard President Leon Botstein: SAT Is Part Hoax, Part Fraud

President Botstein says that the recent updates to the SAT are too little, too late. The changes announced by the College Board reflect its competition with the ACT, he adds, rather than a thoughtful attempt at reform. "The SAT needs to be abandoned and replaced," he writes. "The SAT has a status as a reliable measure of college readiness it does not deserve. ... The nation actually needs fewer such exam schemes; they damage the high school curriculum and terrify both students and parents." (Time)

The Bard Entrance Examination

The new Bard Entrance Examination is making waves in the press. Learn more by perusing the announcement and articles below.