Each April and October, students must declare, in writing, their plans with respect to taking a leave of absence, academic or personal, studying at one of Bard's auxiliary programs, or withdrawing from the next term. Students who are enrolled at the Annandale campus can send confirmation to the Office of Student Accounts in writing, via email, or by regular mail. Students who are enrolled in a Bard auxiliary program or who are on leave can send written notifications as to their plans of continuing their leave or returning to Annandale campus, via email or regular mail. Students who decide to take a personal leave of absence or withdraw from Bard for the next term must also complete required paperwork with the Dean of Student Affairs Office. Students who plan to take an academic leave of absence must also submit an application to the Dean of Studies Office. A student who registers for an upcoming semester and then decides to take a leave must notify the Office of Student Accounts and the Dean of Student Affairs in writing at least one week prior to the scheduled financial clearance date of that term in order to be eligible for a refund.
Financial holds are placed on the accounts of students for whom our office does not receive written confirmation of enrollment plans for the next term. These holds prevent the release of transcripts and academic information, and prevent participation in registration and room draw.