Bard Transfer Student Academics
Traditionally, all incoming students at Bard are required to participate in Bard's First-Year Program. The registrar will determine if a transfer student is exempt from this program on a case-by-case basis.
What Is the First-Year Program?The first-year program consists of the following elements on the common curriculum:
- the three-week Language and Thinking Program that takes place in August;
- the First-Year Seminar, a two-semester course that presents seminal intellectual, cultural, and artistic ideas in the context of a historical tradition; and
- the three-week Citizen Science Program that takes place during winter break in January.