Stories about "Ask the College Experts"
Ask the College Experts: Evaluating what your experience will be like

Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:36 pm

Rankings. Buildings. Those matter in the college search. But it's also important to imagine what your experience will be like. Senior Associate Dean of Students Carl Steidel explains how.

Ask the College Experts: Early decision vs. early action

Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:03 pm

Leigh Weisenburger, Bates vice president for enrollment and dean of admission and financial aid, explains the difference between two similar-sounding admission programs.

Ask the College Experts: The value and opportunity to do research

Thursday, April 1, 2021 12:49 pm

Doing research with a faculty member in a Bates lab teaches students the practical skill of searching for an answer when “you don’t know even if there is an answer," says Assistant Professor of Physics Jeffrey Oishi.

Ask the College Experts: Tips on writing an effective recommendation letter

Thursday, March 25, 2021 9:43 am

In offering tips to prospective recommenders, Bates Director of Admission Darryl Uy has one key message: Be easy on yourself.

Ask the College Experts: How to describe activities in pandemic

Thursday, March 18, 2021 11:51 am

The Bates experts give advice to high schoolers worried that the activity section of their college application has taken a hit during the pandemic.

Ask the College Experts: Finding a culture of activism

Thursday, March 4, 2021 10:54 am

Prospective college students say they want a campus experience that support their activism. Noelle Chaddock, Ph.D., vice president for equity and inclusion at Bates, explains how to find that college.

Ask the College Experts: Pack less, and other study abroad tips

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 4:06 pm

In Season 2 of the college’s hit web series Ask the College Experts, Associate Dean and Director for Global Education Darren Gallant offers tips for students looking to get the most out of study abroad.