Bard College Transfer Students

Welcome, Transfer Students!
Please use this site to familiarize yourself with Bard prior to your arrival on campus. We want your transition to be as seamless as possible, so we recommend that you spend some time learning about both the academic and campus life here at Bard.

Arrival Day: Tuesday, January 22

The contents of these webpages are intended to help you familiarize yourself with Bard prior to your arrival on campus. If you have any remaining questions, don’t hesitate to call Timand Bates at 845-758-7454 or email at

Transfer students have ample time to complete their Moderation. (See video for more on Moderation.) You will work closely with your faculty adviser to create a program of study that makes sense for you.

Arrival and Check-in
Spring 2019

Transfer Students should arrive on campus on Tuesday, January 22, between 10 a.m. and noon
You should arrive as early as possible if you plan to move into a residence hall. 

Arrival Day begins with check-in on Tuesday, January 22 from 10 a.m. to noon. When you arrive, go directly to the Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center for Science and Computation (RKC).
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Meet the Dean of Transfer Students

Timand Bates '02, Assistant Dean of Students
Timand, an alumnus of 2002, works with sophomores, juniors and seniors [last names Q-Z] offering social and academic support for students who may be struggling, are unsure about their program of study, want help with course selection, or have questions about how to improve their academic skills and time-management strategies. He coordinates programming and support for incoming transfer students and students who live off campus.
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Download the Bard App

Download the Bard mobile app to keep track of events and campus information directly from your phone. You can connect with fellow students and Bard staff and receive notifications about important deadlines and last-minute changes.

1. Complete the Pre-Arrival Checklist

2. Send Bard Your Transcripts

3. Submit Your Bard Card ID Photo