As you know, at Bates, we take the interview seriously. The interview is our best chance to meet the person behind the credentials. Our goals, as interviewers, are to learn about each student’s passions, interests, personality, and assess how each student will contribute to the Bates Community. In recent years, as our inquiry pool has increased and demand for Bates interviews has risen, AIA volunteers have responded offering upwards of 25% of all Bates interviews.

We hope that you find all of the information to your left helpful. As always, if you have questions about conducting an alumni interview, please let us know.

“As of the Fall of 2011, we are using a new interview report form, located in the Garnet Gateway.  This system will allow you to track the application and decision status for the students you interview.  If you do not currently have a user ID and pin for Garnet Gateway, one will be sent to you.  If you have lost your user ID and pin, please call the Bates Help Desk (hyperlink to:  For instructions on how to use Garnet Gateway, please see: Garnet Gateway Alumni Interview Report Directions .”