Admissions Timeline

The 2024-2024 Admissions Timeline will be updated in Fall 2023. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Information Sessions: 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. We will be offering several virtual Information Sessions in the Fall 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. Sign-up links for the 2023 Fall Information Sessions are forthcoming.

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.

2023-2024 Admissions Calendar:
Wednesday, October 11, 2023 Summer 2024 Application Available on Bard MFA Website
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
12:00 - 1:00 pm EST
Virtual Information Session via Zoom
Sign-up Link Forthcoming
Friday, November 3, 2023
1:00 - 4:00 pm EST
Pending In-Person Information Session at Bard College
Sign-up Link Forthcoming
November 23 - 24, 2024
MFA Office is Closed
Wednesday, November 29, 2023
12:00 - 1:00 pm EST
Virtual Information Session via Zoom
Sign-up Link Forthcoming
Wednesday, December 6, 2023
1:00-3:00 pm EST

Wednesday, December 13, 2023
6:00 - 7:00 pm EST
In-Person Information Session
New York City, Sign-up link forthcoming

Virtual Information Session via Zoom
Sign-up Link Forthcoming
Monday, December 18, 2023
12:00 - 1:00 pm EST
Admissions Open Office Hour via Zoom - Final Application Questions
Sign-up Link Forthcoming
December 25, 2023 - January 2, 2024
MFA Office is Closed
Wednesday, January 10, 2024 Application Deadline
February 1, 2024 2023-2024 FAFSA Applications Due
International Student Financial Aid Applications Due
March 2024 - Date Pending Interviews for Selected Candidates Conducted via Zoom
March 2024 - Date Pending Candidates are Notified of Acceptance and Financial Aid
Waitlist Candidates Notified
March 2024 - Date Pending Accepted Candidates Enrollment Decision Due 
Nonrefundable $515 Enrollment Deposit Due
April 2024 Deny Letters Sent
May 2024 Tuition Payment Due
June 2024 Mandatory Registration and Clearance for All Students
Move-In Day
June 2024 Summer Session Begins
July 2024 MFA Thesis Exhibition Opens
July 2024 MFA Thesis Exhibition Closes
July 2024 Summer Session Ends