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.
Processing a Request
Admission will assign the interview to an alumni volunteer and will send an email informing him/her that a student will be calling or emailing soon to arrange a Bates interview. Admission will send the prospective student the contact information of the alumni interviewer.
Upon receiving the information the student will contact the alumni interviewer to schedule an interview. Please note that it is the responsibility of the student to contact the interviewer. Once an interview has been scheduled we ask that the alumni interviewer email firstname.lastname@example.org with the date, time and location of the meeting.
The Bates alumni volunteer and the student will meet for the interview. Interviews usually take 30-40 minutes, with a few minutes after reserved for time with parents.
At the conclusion of the interview, the student will email email@example.com to confirm the completion of the interview.
Please evaluate the interview by going to the Garnet Gateway and completing the interview form.
Deadlines for students to request and complete alumni interviews are as follows:
|Admission Plan||Deadline to Request Alumni Interview||Deadline to Complete Alumni Interview||Deadline to Complete On Campus Interview|
|Early Decision I||November 1, 2017||November 17, 2017||November 17, 2017|
|Early Decision II||January 5, 2018||January 19, 2018||January 19, 2018|
|Regular Decision||January 28, 2018||February 9, 2018||February 16, 2018|
|Transfer||March 9, 2018||March 23, 2018||March 31, 2018|