Preface to Bates — May 3-5, 2015
Preface to Bates is a fly-in visitation program designed for high-achieving high school juniors who are first-generation-to-college students and/or students of color.
You’ll get to attend student panels, classes and general information sessions about admission and financial aid. Your stay on campus will be hosted by a current student so that you can really see the academic, athletic, cultural and cocurricular offerings of the college.
Travel scholarships are available. A travel scholarship includes airplane or bus expenses as well as transportation to and from the Bates campus. Bates will also cover all expenses related to housing, meals and on-campus activities for all Preface students.
Please note that your high school guidance counselor will need to submit a copy of your transcript, a letter of recommendation and your school’s profile. When you submit your application, an email will be automatically generated to your counselor requesting these materials. Please make sure that your counselor submits these materials by Friday, March 27h.
If your high school guidance counselor did not receive an email regarding how to submit your supporting materials, please have him or her email Jared Rivers, Associate Dean of Diversity Enrollment, at firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions on how to do this.
UPDATE: Due to the large volume of Preface applications received, some applicants may not receive their final decision until Friday, April 17th. Our apologies for the delay.
- An admission interview
- Attending Bates classes
- A tour of the Bates campus
- Admission information session
- Financial aid information session
- Overnight with a current Bates student