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Re-Applying to Bates

If you’ve applied to Bates within the past two years, you may reapply by reactivating your application for consideration, regardless of the previous decision.

If you applied as a first-year student within the past two years, and you have not matriculated at a post-secondary institution, you’ll need to reapply as a first-year applicant. For more information on applying as a first-year student, click here.

Here are the application requirements:

  1. Notify the Admission office in writing of your intention. Include the year of your original application in your letter. Please also let us know if you will be applying for financial aid and whether or not you want your SAT I/II and/or ACT scores considered. You can either email us at admission@bates.edu or send a letter to our mailing address.
  2. Complete the new Common Application and the Bates Member section — they are newly revised this year. Both the Common Application and the Bates Member screen are available online from https://www.commonapp.org/Login. Please note that the Common Application can only be submitted electronically.
  3. Provide updated financial aid documentation (if applicable).
  4. Submit an essay describing your current activities (i.e., schooling, work, etc.) and any other information that you believe is pertinent.
  5. Provide your official final high school transcript.
  6. Provide any recent academic transcripts, exam results and/or teacher recommendations.
  7. Provide your official TOEFL score report (for non-native speakers of English).
  8. Please note that the $60 application fee is waived for students who are reactivating a previous application.

If you applied as a first-year student within the past two years, and you have since matriculated as a degree candidate at another institution and have earned or are earning credit, you’ll need to reapply as a transfer applicant. Following are the application requirements:

  1. Notify the Admission office in writing of your intention. Include the year of your original application in your letter. Please also let us know if you will be applying for financial aid and whether or not you want your SAT I/II and/or ACT scores considered. You can either email us at admission@bates.edu or send a letter to our mailing address.
  2. Complete the Common Application for Transfers and the Bates Member section — they are newly revised this year. Both the Common Application and the Bates Member screen appear online at https://www.commonapp.org/Login. Please note that the Common Application for Transfer Students can only be submitted electronically.
  3. Provide three recommendations: two from college faculty and one from a college dean or adviser, or high school guidance counselor. You will need to add each of them as an Academic Evaluation on the Common Application for Transfer Students. If you don’t know your professors personally, you can submit recommendations from college teaching assistants or discussion leaders.
  4. Provide updated financial aid documentation (if applicable).
  5. Provide your official final high school transcript.
  6. Provide one copy of your official college transcript.
  7. Provide a copy of your course descriptions from your college’s course catalog (you may cut and paste the descriptions into a Word document and email them in pdf format to admission@bates.edu). Note: Your application won’t be reviewed until we receive your course descriptions.
  8. Give us mid-year grade estimates signed by your current professors. This form is available for download on the Common Application for Transfer Students. You can email them in pdf format to admission@bates.edu.
  9. Registrar’s Report completed by your college’s registrar (this includes a statement of good academic and social standing).
  10. Official TOEFL score report (for non-native speakers of English).
  11. Note that the $60 application fee is waived for students who are reactivating a previous application.

If you applied as a transfer student within the past two years, you’ll need to reapply as a transfer applicant. Following are the application requirements needed to update your application:

  1. Notify the Admission office in writing of your intention. Include the year of your original application in your letter. Please also let us know if you will be applying for financial aid and whether or not you want your SAT I/II and/or ACT scores considered. You can either email us at admission@bates.edu or send a letter to our mailing address.
  2. Complete the Common Application for Transfer Students and the Bates Member section — they are newly revised this year. Both the Common Application and the Bates Member screen appear at https://www.commonapp.org/Login. Please note that the Common Application for Transfer Students can only be submitted electronically.
  3. Provide updated financial aid documentation (if applicable).
  4. Provide an updated official college transcript.
  5. Provide an updated copy of course descriptions from your college’s course catalog (you may cut and paste the descriptions into a Word document and email them in pdf format to admission@bates.edu). Note: Your application won’t be reviewed until we receive your course descriptions.
  6. Provide mid-year grade estimates signed by your current professors. This form is available for download on the Common Application for Transfer Students. You can email them in pdf format to admission@bates.edu.
  7. Registrar’s Report submitted by your college registrar (this includes a statement of good academic and social standing).
  8. Official TOEFL score report (for non-native speakers of English).
  9. Note that the $60 application fee is waived for students who are reactivating a previous application.
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