Support for Students and Educators Affected by Wildfires

We wish any individuals affected by wildfires a quick and safe recovery as you return to school and work. We recognize that wildfires on the West Coast have added an additional hurdle to students in the midst of a year already complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. For students affected by wildfires and in need of more time to submit application materials, we have extended our application deadlines to the dates listed below.

Application RoundDeadline
Winter TransferNov. 13
Early Decision IDec. 1
Early Decision IIJan. 15
Regular DecisionJan. 15
Fall TransferMarch 15
See our Application Options and Timeline for more information on different application rounds.

If you have any further questions, please contact either your regional representative or the Office of Admission at 207.786.6000 or admission@bates.edu.

NACAC (National Associate of College Admission Counselors) has urged colleges and universities to be flexible when considering application deadlines, requests for high school transcripts, teacher recommendations, and other information from students who may be affected by the wildfires in the western US. Find their full statement on the NACAC website.