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The Admission Year Cycle

As we embark on another admission recruiting year, please be mindful of the cycle of events and deadlines:

Year Round
Period for alumni interviews to take place.

June - November
Period for on campus interviews – weekdays, some Saturday mornings in the fall. Students may also request an alumni interview during this period. (Please note that each student has only one Bates admissions interview.)

September - December
Fall college fairs take place.  Many of these (close to 60%) will be assigned to our alumni volunteers. Admission deans will travel extensively visiting secondary schools and CBOs, attending college fairs, and interviewing students globally.

November 15
Early Decision Round I application deadline

January 1
Early Decision Round II application deadline
Regular Decision application deadline
International transfer application deadline

March 1
Transfer application deadline

April
Spring yield receptions. We welcome enthusiastic AIA members to our receptions for admitted students in April.

Admission Office has receptions in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Washington DC and many other locations. Please let us know if you would like to host an April yield reception.

April – May
Spring college fairs take place.  Many of these (close to 60%) will be assigned to our alumni volunteers. Admission deans will travel extensively visiting secondary schools and CBOs, attending college fairs, and interviewing students globally.


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