Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar, 2024–2025

Student Handbooks

BGC Student Handbook, 2023–2024
Bard College Graduate Student Handbook, 2023–2024

BGC Student Emergency Fund

The Bard Graduate Center Student Emergency Fund (BGCSEF) was established to provide relief from extraordinary financial stress and enable students to maintain engagement in their BGC research and academic careers. It is open to all current students.

Funding Guidelines
Emergency Fund Application Form

Health Insurance, Counseling Resources, and Disability Accommodation

Student Health Insurance is provided by CDPHP. The plan for the 2023-2024 academic year can be found here. Coverage is required for all MA students and for PhD students doing coursework (unless a student provides a waiver proving adequate coverage of their own). Plans are 12-months, running from August 1st to July 31st.

Aside from BGC’s consulting therapist, students may consult the Montefiore Student Counseling Referral Program to help find a behavioral health provider.

Students applying for an academic disability accommodation must complete the form below and provide the necessary documentation.

2024–25 Disability Accommodation Registration
2024–25 Assistance Animals Policy

Academic Forms

Consortium Course Registration (for BGC Students)
Consortium Student Registration (for Visiting Students)
Course Registration
Credit Transfer Form
Digital Project Information Sheet
Digital Project Requirements Form
Directed Readings / Field Exams Proposal
Dissertation Completion Enrollment
Dissertation Proposal
Doctoral Exam Fields and Directed Readings
Independent Study
Internship Evaluation
Internship Information Sheet
Internship Petition
Internship Sponsorship Letter
Leave of Absence
Qualifying Paper Proposal
Qualifying Project Proposal – Digital
Qualifying Project Proposal – Exhibition
Travel and Research – Application
Travel and Research – Expense Report
Travel and Research Cover Letter, 2023–2024
515 Seminar Series Form
515 Seminar Series Guidelines