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 (on weekdays and 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 and counselors will travel extensively visiting secondary schools and CBOs, attending college fairs, and interviewing students globally.
Nov. 15 Early Decision Round I application deadline
Jan. 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.