Dual Undergraduate or Graduate Program with Columbia University
Under Columbia’s 3+2 program, students apply in January of their junior year and if accepted, transfer to Columbia the following fall. Upon completing a two-year program at Columbia, students earn both a BA from Bard and a BS from Columbia. Columbia also offers two 4+2 programs in which Bard students can complete a BA at Bard and, after two years of study at Columbia, qualify for a BS or MS degree from Columbia.
Columbia's admissions process is competitive. Successful applicants from Bard have fulfilled the pre-engineering courses and maintained grade requirements described in the Curriculum Guide. Also considered are contribution to the community and engagement with STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) through research, internships, independent projects and clubs while at college or in high school.
Columbia offers need-based financial aid to US citizens and permanent residents admitted to the BA/BS programs; "extremely limited" financial aid is available for international students. Students who complete their BA prior to entering Columbia are ineligible for federal financial aid, but they may receive aid directly from Columbia.