What We DoThe 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. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 845-758-7454. We can also be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit Your ID PhotoYour student ID is your primary identification on campus. Student IDs are used to purchase meals at dining halls, gain access to buildings and events, and use library services. Please log in to the Student ID Photo Tool website at studentid.bard.edu to review photo requirements and upload your ID photos. If you submit your image by January 16, your ID card will be in your check-in packet upon arrival. Students who do not submit a photo by this deadline will be required to have their photo taken at check-in.
The Center for Student Life & AdvisingThe Center for Student Life & Advising (CSLA) at Bard College is committed to supporting students in their academic and extracurricular endeavors. The CSLA provides academic and personal advice as well as mentorship to students throughout their time at the College. CSLA comprises the offices of the Dean of Student Affairs, the Dean of Studies, and International Student Services.
Transfer AcademicsTransfer 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.