Transfer Students

We appreciate your interest in Bates and would like to help you determine if we’re a better fit for you. We welcome applications from students who have attended or are attending other institutions — including international students enrolled overseas.

If you haven’t yet completed a second semester at another institution, the high school transcript remains critical; for all transfer applicants, both high school and college transcripts are considered.

A transfer student is defined as any student who has previously matriculated as a degree candidate at another institution and has earned or is earning credit. Transfer students are eligible for need-based financial aid and are guaranteed campus housing. Though we don’t require a minimum GPA, students who transfer to Bates generally have a college GPA in the range of 3.5 or better (out of 4.0) in a challenging liberal arts and sciences curriculum.

Transfer 2015-2016 Admission Deadlines

For students applying for January 2016 admission:

  • Nov. 1 Admission and financial aid application(s) due
    Complete optional interview
  • Dec. 1 Notification of admission decision
  • Dec. 10 Deadline for admission candidate’s reply and $300 deposit
  • Dec. Send one official copy of your first semester transcript to the Office of Admission

For students applying for September 2016 admission:

  • Mar. 1  Admission and financial aid application(s) due
    Complete optional interview
  • Apr. 29 Notification of admission decision
  • May 8  Deadline for admission candidate’s reply and $300 deposit
  • Jun. Send one official copy of your final transcript to the Office of Admission