REQUEST A TRANSCRIPT
A transcript is an official record listing all courses taken throughout a student’s tenure at Bard College Berlin, the grades and credits earned for those courses and a final GPA.
Students may request transcripts from the Registrar’s Office. Requests will be processed as quickly as possible. Please allow at least five working days to process a request; extra time may be necessary during peak periods (e.g. end of semester, registration, etc.). Bard College Berlin charges a fee of €4 for transcripts to destinations outside of Germany and €2 for transcripts to destinations within Germany. Transcripts that are picked up from the Registrar's Office are free of charge and will be stamped “Issued to the Student”
To request a transcript students should fill out a Transcript Request Form (linked below).
Official transcripts can only be picked-up in person or sent via mail in paper form. Unofficial transcripts can be sent in digital form, but will not have the Registrar's signature or official stamp, and will say "UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT" at the top.
Official transcripts will not be issued to anyone whose financial obligations to Bard College Berlin have not been met. Current students also cannot obtain a transcript if there is an administrative hold on their student account.
Email and attach a scanned Transcript Request Form to [email protected]
Course Registration Forms
|ADD/DROP REQUEST FORM
Students may add/drop courses during the first two full weeks of each semester by submitting the Add/Drop Request Form to the Registrar’s Office.
|ADDITIONAL/LOWER COURSE LOAD REQUEST FORM
Students may request to take an additional or lower course load using the Additional/Lower Course Load Request Form.
|AUDITING REQUEST FORM
Auditing is generally not allowed in Bard College Berlin courses. In exceptional cases, a course instructor may submit a petition requesting that a student be given permission to audit a course, in which case the instructor should complete the Auditing Request Form. Priority is always given to students seeking credit. Auditing German courses is not permitted under any circumstances.
|INDEPENDENT STUDY FORM
In exceptional cases, academic credit may also be awarded for successful completion of an independent study project outside Bard College Berlin's regular course structure, provided the project has demonstrated academic value. Students interested in pursuing an independent study project should fill out a Petition for Independent Study and submit it to the Registrar's Office.
Students can request Enrollment Certification (Immatrikulationsbescheinigung) by contacting the Registrar’s Office via their Bard College Berlin email address or in person.
|TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORM
To request a transcript students should fill out a Transcript Request Form.
|LEAVE OF ABSENCE FORM
Students may use this form to formally request an official leave of absence for a specific amount of time. Students should file for a Leave of Absence when they anticipate missing class for more than two weeks.
|CHANGE OF PROGRAM FORM
Students use the Change of Program Form to formally request a change in program.
To formally withdraw from the College students need to fill out the Withdrawal Form.
Degree Milestones (L&T, Moderation, Thesis)
|Language & Thinking Program
All BA students, Academy Year students, and students enrolled in Bard College's Begin in Berlin program complete this introductory course during the three weeks prior to the official start of the fall semester. Click here for more information.
Attending courses at other Berlin universities
For students enrolled in Berlin universities, it is generally possible to attend individual classes at one of the public universities in Berlin as a Nebenhörer. Interested students are responsible for arranging course attendance with the host university themselves. More information regarding this process can be found here.