When preparing to apply to Bates, consider visiting the campus and meeting with an admission counselor. That way, you can get a personal view of the college.
- Submit the Common Application online at CommonApp.org. This includes a counselor evaluation, two teacher evaluations, a personal statement, biographical information concerning extracurricular interests, a mid-year report, and the option to submit standardized test scores (SAT I, SAT II, ACT). The Common Application for 2013 will become available on August 1, 2013 on CommonApp.org. Please note that the Common Application must be submitted online.
- Add Bates College to your “My Colleges” list on the Common Application website.
- Complete the Bates Member Page to the Common Application. This includes two additional essays. One of these essays asks you to briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences. The other asks you to select a phrase or two from the Bates mission statement and comment on how it inspires you and draws you to Bates.
- Bates requires two teacher recommendations and a counselor recommendation.
- If you plan to pursue the performing or visual arts at Bates, you can submit a sample of your talent and interest in the arts.
- Early Decision Agreement - Must be signed by applicant, parent(s), and counselor.
- Students may be awarded credit for an Advanced Placement examination according to the faculty policy for Advanced Placement.
- If you speak English as a second language, you are required to submit your scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language or a similar test.
- Submit a non-refundable $60 application fee (part of the Common Application). If the fee is a financial hardship, your guidance counselor can submit a College Board “Request for Fee Waiver” with your application. Similarly, if you are not a United States citizen, you are not required to submit a fee or fee waiver request.
- Apply for Financial Aid.
The Application Deadline is Nov. 15, 2013 for Early Decision I and Jan. 1, 2014 for both Early Decision II and Regular Decision.