Interview with Bates
A Bates interview is your opportunity to discuss your interests and ask questions about both Bates and our application process.
On-Campus interviews last 25-30 minutes. If you are unable to schedule an on-campus interview, you may request an Off Campus Interview with an alumnus/a in your area. Off Campus Interviews are available both domestically and internationally, and carry the same weight as an on-campus interview. Please note that students are only eligible for one interview.Register for an On-Campus Interview Request an Off Campus Interview
On-Campus Interview Dates and Deadlines
|High School Seniors||February 14, 2020||Last day to interview on campus|
|High School Juniors||February 24, 2020||First day to interview on campus|
|Transfer Students||March 12, 2020||Last day to interview on campus|
Off-Campus Interview Dates and Deadlines
Alumni Interviews (only available for high school seniors and transfer applicants)
|Admission Plan||Deadline to Request Alumni Interview||Deadline to Complete Alumni Interview|
|Early Decision I||November 1, 2019||November 15, 2019|
|Early Decision II||January 3, 2020||January 10, 2020|
|Regular Decision||January 24, 2020||February 7, 2020|
|Transfer||March 6, 2020||March 13, 2020|
Tips for a Great Interview
The interview is our best chance to meet the person behind the credentials. Don’t worry, we won’t put you on the spot with trick questions. Instead, we want to hear about your goals, strengths and growth opportunities. We want to know what’s made you the person you are.
- Be prepared. Read our viewbook, browse the website, and have some questions ready. We’ll want to know what sparked your interest in Bates and what you believe the college will offer you as a student and as a human being.
- Be yourself. Qualities such as thoughtfulness, intellectual curiosity and humor are much admired — don’t be afraid to wonder out loud about your dreams and what your future may hold. Don’t assume that you must have “all the answers” to life’s big questions. Just be ready to share your ideas and questions in a thoughtful and articulate fashion.