Schedule Your Interview

Contact us to schedule your interview

We encourage you to schedule an interview with a representative from our Admission office. The interview is your opportunity to discuss your interests and ask questions about the application process. On-campus interviews last 30-45 minutes and take place in Lindholm House at 23 Campus Ave.


For high school seniors

On-campus interviews for high school seniors have concluded. Students who are applying for Fall 2015 admission may still interview with a Bates alumni representative throughout the U.S. and abroad. To request an alumni interview, please fill out an online request form.


For high school juniors

On-campus interviews will be offered weekdays starting Monday, January 19, 2015. Please call 1-855-228-3755 to request your on-campus interview. If you can’t schedule an on-campus interview, you can interview with a Bates alumni representative throughout the United States and abroad.To request an alumni interview, please fill out an online request form.


For candidates from China

Students pursuing their high school career (grade 10, 11, 12) in Mainland China will be considered for a Bates Admission interview after submitting an application. The Admission Committee will reach out to a select number of applicants for an interview during the winter months of their senior year (grade 12). Please note that due to the large volume applications received from Mainland China, we are not able to offer interviews to all candidates.


Alumni interviews

Alumni interviews are available throughout the U.S. and in many foreign countries. They carry the same weight as an on-campus interview.  To request an alumni interview, please fill out an online request form.

  • January Admission applicants must complete their alumni interviews by Nov. 1, 2014
  • Early Decision I applicants must complete their alumni interviews by Nov. 15, 2014
  • Early Decision II applicants must request alumni interviews by Dec. 15, 2014, and complete their alumni interviews by Jan. 1, 2015
  • Regular decision applicants must request alumni interviews by Feb. 1, 2015, and complete their alumni interviews by Feb. 15, 2015
  • Fall 2015 International Transfer applicants must request alumni interviews by Feb. 1, 2015, and complete their alumni interviews by Feb. 15, 2015
  • Fall 2015 Domestic Transfer applicants must request alumni interviews by March 1, 2015, and complete their alumni interviews by March 15, 2015
  • Prospective Students (including juniors) may request alumni interviews after Jan. 14, 2015