Bard College is committed to providing academic support for all students. The faculty and staff associated with the Academic Services Center provide assistance to:

Services provided may include workshops, assistance in developing new learning strategies, tutorials, and other academic advice that may be appropriate to the student's individual needs.


Individual tutoring in writing and in other subjects can be arranged for any student by contacting the Academic Services Center, located on the lower level of North Hoffman, or by calling Director of Academic Services, David Shein, at 758-7811. The Center is open Monday-Friday, 9-5, though tutoring sessions may be scheduled for others days and times as well. There is some drop-in service available when the Center is open, but it is recommended that students seeking assistance make appointments in advance.

services for disabled students

In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Bard College is committed to providing otherwise qualified disabled* individuals with equal access to the College's academic courses, programs, and activities. In support of this mission, the Academic Services Center provides services and reasonable accommodations to self-identified students who present the appropriate documentation.**

Further information can be obtained by contacting the Director of Academic Services or the Dean of Studies.

* Disabilities may include: visual, hearing, orthopedic, or motor impairments; chronic illness; drug or alcohol addiction; mental retardation; and specific learning or psychological disabilities.

** Documentation must be no more than three years old and should include the following: name, title, and credentials of the evaluator; a summary of a comprehensive diagnostic interview; a diagnostic summary based on a comprehensive assessment battery; and specific recommendations for accommodation, including explanations why each requested accommodation is needed. If documentation is inadequate in content or scope, re-evaluation may be required before services and accommodations are provided.

Courses listed below may not be used to satisfy area or division distribution credit.

ASC 102 Writer's Workshop: The Academic Paper
CRN: 10470 Prof. Robert Seder Schedule: Fri 10:30 am - 12:30 pm OLIN 310
Two credits
. You have a paper assigned. You have a brilliant idea, or you have some idea anyway, or you haven't a clue what to write. You've forgotten loop writing, and you've lost the notes on arguing differently. Your voice is a whisper. This writers' workshop walks back through the writing process from the terror of the blank page to the high of finished clean copy. Through discovering what you have to say (thesis) and how to support it (evidence), to arguing for your position and against your opposition, to organizing (outlining, paragraphing), revising, and polishing, the assignments examine and practice the paper chase. Practice may not make the writing perfect, but it helps the writer grow. As students present work on a new or revised essay each week for the workshop's response, we look for each writer's way to go back to the page often and willingly.

ASC 103 Essential Mathematics
CRN: 10469 Prof. Robert Vivona Schedule: Mon Th 10:00 am - 11:20 am OLIN 309
Two credits
This course is designed for students in need of improving their quantitative skills before entering a Q-course. The goal of this course is to improve students' confidence and abilities, as well as increase their interest, in mathematics. Understanding of mathematical concepts will be emphasized. Study will include review of operations, proportions, percents, geometry and algebra. The class will experience how these mathematical concepts occur in nature, music, art and other disciplines through readings, nature walks, and group discussions. Each student will complete a project of their own design relating mathematics to their major or personal interest. Students who successfully complete this course will be eligible to enroll in a Q-course.