Live Virtual Programming

These Connect pages provide many ways to meet our community members and ask your important questions. From our live virtual offerings to our inboxes, we’re looking forward to joining in conversation. 

Learn more about our offerings below. To attend any of this programming, please click on the red button.

Virtual College Application Workshop

Join our admission staff in a series of workshops for high school juniors beginning their college search and application process on Monday, May 23 at 7:00pm ET! Register with the button below.

7:00 – 7:15pm Welcome!
Join our staff for a brief introduction.
7:15 – 7:20pm Break
7:20 – 7:50pmSession I
Students may attend either Workshop A, Workshop B, or Workshop C.
7:55 – 8:25pmSession II
Students may attend either Workshop A, Workshop B, or Workshop C.
8:25 – 8:30pmBreak
8:30 – 8:45pmWhat’s Next?
Join Director of Admission Darryl Uy for closing words and advise.

Workshop A: Writing the College Application Essay
What makes a successful college application essay? Using sample essays, we will explore the art of telling your story.
Workshop B: Mock Application Read
Join us for an interactive workshop demonstrating how applications are reviewed and assessed in a holistic admission process.
Workshop C: Admission to Highly Selective Institutions

This in-depth conversation will highlight topics such as Early Admission plans, demonstrated interest, athletic recruitment, art portfolios, and more.

Virtual Admission & Financial Aid Information Sessions

Bates offers live virtual information sessions to provide greater insight on our campus, community, and holistic admission process. Register by clicking the button above.

Monday, Thursday
7:00pm ET
June – August
7:00pm ET

For an on-demand experience, we invite you to watch our recorded information session.

Online Alumni Conversations

An Alumni Conversation is meant to help you in your unique college search process. It’s your opportunity to connect one-on-one with a Bates community member, and to ask the deeper and specific questions that will help you determine if Bates is a good fit for your interests and aspirations. Conversations are not interviews, and they are both optional and informational – meaning you’re not being graded or evaluated.

Given the volume of requests, we cannot guarantee an Alumni Conversation. This opportunity is available for prospective students planning on entering college in the fall of 2022. The deadline for first-year and transfer applicants to request an Alumni Conversation is has passed.

Other Opportunities

There are other opportunities to get to know Bates. Request information, reach out to your regional admission representative, or connect with a current student. You may also register for an in-person campus visit. As always, we look forward to connecting with you as you explore Bates!

We want to ensure that experiences with Bates are inclusive for all. If you anticipate a barrier or need to request an accommodation, please contact the Office of Admission at 1-855-228-3755 or To allow for appropriate arrangements, please contact us one week prior to your scheduled event, when possible.

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