Application Timeline

2022-2023 Admissions Calendar


Fall 2022 Information Sessions: We are offering several virtual Information Sessions via Zoom. We are unable to host in-person Information Sessions at this time. Advance registration is required with the link below. You will receive a zoom link the day before the session that you have signed up for.

Please register here for one of our Fall Information Sessions

Individual in person visits to campus can be scheduled by emailing [email protected]. All visitors must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, provide proof of vaccination before arriving on campus, and wear a mask throughout their visit. For more information on Covid-19 Protocols for Bard Campus, please visit the Bard Covid-19 Response webpage.

We look forward to meeting you at one of our Fall Information Sessions. This is your chance to ask questions and find out more about the Bard MFA experience. You're welcome to attend more than one event.
Oct. 12, 2022 Summer 2023 Application Available on Bard MFA Website
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022
12:00 - 1:00 pm EST
Virtual Information Session
Via Zoom
Friday, Nov. 18, 2022
12:00 - 1:00 pm EST
Virtual Information Session
Via Zoom
Wednesday, Dec. 7,  2022
Rescheduled to Dec. 9, 2022

12:00 - 1:00 pm EST
Virtual Information Session
Via Zoom
 Saturday, Dec. 17,  2022
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Virtual Information Session
Via Zoom
Monday, Dec. 19 2022
12:00-1:00 pm
Open Office Hour (Join Bard MFA administrative staff to ask questions about the program and application)
Via Zoom
MFA Office is closed:
Dec. 23 - Jan. 2, 2023

January 12, 2023 Application Deadline
February 1, 2023 2022-2023 FAFSA Applications due, International Student Financial Aid Applications due.
March 4 and 5, 2023 Interviews for selected candidates will be conducted via Zoom.
March 10-13, 2023 Candidates notified of acceptance and financial aid. Waitlist candidates notified.
March 24, 2023

April  2023
Accepted candidates enrollment decision and $515 enrollment deposit due.

Deny letters sent.
May 2023 Tuition payment due (date to be determined)
June 2, 2023 Orientation for new students; registration and clearance for all students.
June 5, 2023 Summer session begins.
July 15, 2023 MFA Thesis Exhibition Opens.
July 23, 2023 MFA Thesis Exhibition Closes.
July 28, 2023 Summer session ends.