Here’s the timeline for your chosen round of decision (e.g., Early Decision I, Early Decision II, Regular Decision, etc.). Please pay attention to these dates as you continue the application process.
|Admission Plan||For Whom||When to Apply||Notification from Bates||Candidate’s Reply Date|
|January Admission||If you plan to matriculate in the semester beginning in January instead of September.||by Nov. 1||Dec. 1||Dec. 10|
|If you’ve decided that Bates is your first-choice college. It’s understood that if you’re admitted at this time, you will withdraw your applications to other colleges.||by Nov. 15||Dec. 20||Jan. 12|
|If you’ve decided that Bates is your first-choice college. It’s understood that if you’re admitted at this time, you will withdraw your applications to other colleges.||by Jan. 1||Feb. 15||Feb. 23|
|Regular Decision||If you’re applying to more than one college.
NOTE: Students can convert a Regular Decision application to Early Decision II by submitting the Early Decision agreement form by February 1.
|by Jan. 1||Apr. 1||May 1|
|Transfer Admission||If you’ll complete four or more transferable college-level courses before entering Bates.||by March 1 / by Jan. 1 for non-U.S. citizens||no later than June 1||June 15|