How Do I Apply?
The online application system for the 2021–2022 academic year is open for sign-ups. Anyone interested in applying should start by signing up.
Basic contact information is all that is required. This will enable applicants to reserve a place in an online writing session.
Interested applicants can also schedule an admission session directly by calling The Care Center at 413-532-2900.
You will sign up for an online writing session where you will write an essay in response to a prompt. (Plan to spend 1.5 to 2 hours on this part of the process.) Afterwards, you will be contacted to start your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and discuss your needs for childcare and transportation. Finalists will be contacted to set up interviews and will meet individually with members of Bard College staff for a 10- to 15-minute conversation.
Admissions sessions for classes starting in August 2021 will be offered on:
- Monday, April 12 at 9:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 13 at 9:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 14 at 9:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
- Thursday, April 15 at 12:00 p.m.
Admissions decisions will be announced in May.