Special Study Opportunities
Bard College at Simon’s Rock provides advanced students— normally juniors or seniors who have demonstrated their intellectual maturity and ability to work independently— with the opportunity to pursue academic work outside the College’s regularly scheduled course offerings. Such students may work with a faculty member to define an area of study and explore that area in depth through a tutorial or an independent project, arrange extended campus projects, and enroll in courses at Bard College. To qualify for special opportunities, juniors and seniors must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5. Sophomores may undertake a tutorial, independent project, or extended campus project if their academic record is superior (substantiated by a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3) and the need can be justified in terms of clearly defined, valid educational goals. First-year students are not usually eligible for tutorials, independent projects, or extended campus projects.