The BardBac is a community of adult scholars pursuing BA degrees at Bard College. BardBac students come from a variety of different experiences, and enroll full-time at Bard’s main campus on full tuition scholarship.
A project of the Bard Prison Initiative — Bard’s response to the crisis of mass incarceration — the BardBac was launched in 2020 in response to the onset of mass unemployment precipitated by COVID-19.
The BardBac seeks adult learners whose educations have been interrupted or deterred, who are hungry for robust intellectual inquiry, and who are eager to make new, extraordinary contributions to their communities.
Admissions for Fall 2023 are now closed. Join the mailing list for alerts about upcoming events and information sessions. Applications for Fall 2024 enrollment will open on December 1, 2023.
Cleveland Lovett ’22