Thesis Out of Residence

Students who are no longer enrolled at Bates but wish to satisfy an outstanding thesis requirement in order to satisfy their graduation requirements may petition the Academic Standing Committee for permission to conduct thesis out of residence. They must first secure approval of the appropriate Department/Program Chair and have an instructor from the department/program willing to advise the thesis. If approved by the Academic Standing Committee, the student will be registered for thesis in the semester in which it is being written. For 2022-2023, the Thesis Out of Residence course fee is $2,100 which is payable at the time of registration.