Interview Timeline

Deadlines

  • January Admission applicants must complete their alumni interviews by Nov. 1, 2014
  • Early Decision I applicants must complete their alumni interviews by Nov. 15, 2014
  • Early Decision II applicants must request alumni interviews by Dec. 15, 2014 and complete their alumni interviews by Jan. 1, 2015
  • Regular decision applicants must request alumni interviews by Feb. 1, 2015 and complete their alumni interviews by Feb. 15, 2015
  • Fall 2014 International Transfer applicants must request alumni interviews by Feb. 1, 2015 and complete their alumni interviews by Feb. 15, 2015
  • Fall 2014 Domestic Transfer applicants must request alumni interviews by Feb. 15, 2015 and complete their alumni interviews by Mar. 1, 2015
  • Prospective Students (including Juniors) may request alumni interviews after Jan 14, 2015

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.

Once Assigned
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 aia@bates.edu with the date, time and location of the meeting.

The Interview
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.

Student Follow-up
At the conclusion of the interview, the student will email aia@bates.edu to confirm the completion of the interview.

Alumni Follow-up
Please evaluate the interview by going to the Garnet Gateway and completing the interview form.