Eligibility as a Transfer
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.
Bates will offer January 2014 Admission
Transfer 2013-2014 Admission Deadlines
- Nov. 1 January 2014 admissions application
- Nov. 15 Complete on-campus interview
- Dec. 1 Notification of Bates January 2014 Admissions decision
- Dec. 10 Deadline for January 2014 Admissions Candidate’s reply and $300 deposit
- Jan. 1 Non-U.S. citizens September transfer admissions & financial aid applications
- Feb. 15 Request an alumni interview, completed no later than March 1
- Mar. 1 Financial aid application for September transfer admissions
- Mar. 1 U.S. citizens September transfer admissions application
- Jun. 1 Notification of Bates Admissions decision
- Jun. 15 Deadline for Candidate’s reply and $300 deposit
- Jun. Send one official copy of your final transcript to Admission
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