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 by contacting the Academic Services Center, located in the Old Bookstore, or by calling Director of College Writing, Celia Bland, 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 Service, David Shein at 758-7454 or the Associate Dean.

* 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 do not satisfy area or division distribution credit.



Course No.

ASC 100


English for Academic Purposes


Doris Stewart


Tu 4:30 pm - 5:50 pm LC 118

Th 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm LC 118

2 credits The class gives students who are non-native speakers of English practical experience with various aspects of successful written and oral communication within the academic community. A variety of assignments will allow students to experiment with different forms of expression. In order to ease the transition into writing in an American academic environment, the class will study organizational patterns, summary writing, and source documentation along with different rhetorical modes used in academic writing. In addition, the course will examine problems with grammar usage, especially those problems that hinder comprehension.