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.


Bates will offer January 2015 Admission

Transfer 2014-2015 Admission Deadlines

  • Nov. 1 January 2015 admissions application
  • Nov. 15  Complete on-campus interview
  • Dec. 1 Notification of Bates January 2015 Admissions decision
  • Dec. 10 Deadline for January 2015 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