Getting Started

Make an Appointment

Students wishing to make an appointment for an advising session should follow these three easy steps;

1. Click on one of the links below
To make an appointment with Mr. Das:  click on Mr. Das Appointment — Available Times: M-F, 10-12; 1-3
To make an appointment with Dean Sawyer: click on Dean Sawyer Appointment  — Available Times: M-F, 2-4.
2. Select a 30 minute slot: delete “Advising Session;” enter your name.
3. Save

If you need to cancel an appointment, you can delete the event on your Google calendar.

At your first meeting you can expect to discuss

  • your academic plans and ideas
  • our guidelines and requirements
  • Bates’ semester balance enrollment policy
  • the range of off-campus study possibilities
  • the application process
  • and all of your questions and concerns

To best prepare for your first meeting

  • Consult with a faculty member about how off-campus study fits into your four-year plan of study at Bates.
  • Familiarize yourself with the information outlined in the Issues to Consider and the FAQ & Key Policies pages.
  • Look over the off-campus study opportunities; explore the links to the program web sites or look through the program files in the Off-Campus Study library (122 Roger Williams Hall).
  • Read the student evaluations of programs on the program pages and in the Off-Campus Study library.
  • MOST IMPORTANT – RELAX. You are not expected to have a complete plan at your meeting.
  • You may decide to remain at Bates — that is fine, too.