Schedule Your Interview

On-campus interviews

We encourage you to schedule an interview with a representative from our Admission office by calling 1-855-228-3755 or by emailing admission@bates.edu. 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. 

This fall, interviews will be available Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays from September 26-November 14 (excluding October 24).  High school juniors may request interviews after Jan. 18, 2016.


Alumni interviews

If you are unable to schedule an on-campus interview, you may interview with a Bates alumni representative. Alumni interviews are available both domestically and internationally, and carry the same weight as an on-campus interview.  To request an alumni interview, please fill out our online request form.

  • January Admission applicants must request alumni interviews by Oct. 15, 2015, and complete their alumni interviews by Nov. 1, 2015
  • Early Decision I applicants must request alumni interviews by Nov. 1, 2015, and complete their alumni interviews by Nov. 15, 2015
  • Early Decision II applicants must request alumni interviews by Dec. 15, 2015, and complete their alumni interviews by Jan. 1, 2016
  • Regular decision applicants must request alumni interviews by Jan. 8, 2016, and complete their alumni interviews by Jan. 22, 2016
  • Fall 2016 Transfer applicants must request alumni interviews by March 1, 2016, and complete their alumni interviews by March 15, 2016
  • High School Juniors may request alumni interviews after Jan. 18, 2016