Academic Calendar

Upcoming Dates


Monday, August 11, 2014 – Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Language and Thinking Program

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 – Friday, August 29, 2014

Academic Orientation for Transfer Students

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Transfer Students Arrive

Check-in and Financial Clearance for Transfer Students Thursday, August 28, 2014 – Friday, August 29, 2014

Matriculation Days

Advising and Registration for New First-Year and Transfer Students

Academic Requirements and Regulations

Undergraduate students can earn a bachelor of arts degree in one of approximately 35 stand-alone programs in the following academic divisions: The Arts; Languages and Literature; Science, Mathematics, and Computing; Social Studies; and Interdivisional Programs and Concentrations. They may moderate into a concentration, or cluster of related courses, in conjunction with moderation into a program. The programs and concentrations currently offered are listed on the program pages, along with their home division. The requirements for Moderation and graduation differ from program to program and are summarized in the individual descriptions that appear on the program pages.

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

Candidates for a bachelor of arts degree from Bard must meet the following requirements. VIEW MORE >>

Evaluation and Grades

Every student receives a criteria sheet in every course which contains midterm and final grades and comments by the instructor about the student’s performance. VIEW MORE >>

Academic Deficiencies

The Faculty Executive Committee determines the status of students with academic deficiencies, with attention to the following guidelines: VIEW MORE >>

Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty

To plagiarize is to “steal and pass off as one’s own the ideas, words, or writings of another.” This dictionary definition is quite straightforward, but it is possible for students to plagiarize inadvertently if they do not carefully distinguish between their own ideas or paper topics and those of others. The Bard faculty regards acts of plagiarism very seriously. Listed below are guidelines to help students avoid committing plagiarism. VIEW MORE >>

Penalties for Plagiarism / Academic Dishonesty

Students who are found to have plagiarized or engaged in academic dishonesty will be placed on academic probation. Additional penalties are as follows: VIEW MORE >>

Withdrawal from the College and Rematriculation

Students in good academic standing who find it necessary to withdraw from the College may apply for rematriculation. They must submit an application for rematriculation to the dean of students, stating the reasons for withdrawal and the activities engaged in while away from Bard. A student who leaves Bard for medical reasons must also submit a physician’s statement that he or she is ready to resume a full-time academic program. VIEW MORE >>