High School Scholars

Under a competitive program arranged in conjunction with guidance offices at area high schools, qualified high school seniors may enroll in a Bates course each semester free of charge. Upon successful completion of courses, students may request a copy of their Bates transcript.

Application:  Students apply through their high school counselor in the spring who will forward the application to the Bates College Admissions office. The Bates Admissions office must receive applications by May 21st.

Registration Procedure: Accepted students should come to the Registrar and Academic Systems office, Libbey Forum, 44 Mountain Avenue starting on the day in August designated in their acceptance letter to register. (Office hours are M-F, 9:00am – 4:00pm). Students should review the Course Schedule for the next upcoming term prior to registration and look for courses designated as “open to first-year students” that have seats available.

Student can also register by submitted the Application for Course Registration for High School Scholar.

Students must register before or within the first ten days of the start of the semester and make registration adjustments (adds/drops) by the deadlines listed in the Bates Catalog.

ID card: High school scholars will be issued a Bates ID card for access privileges during the period in which they are taking courses.

For additional information:

Johanna Seltzer, Senior Associate Dean of Admission, Director of Special Projects, Office of Admission, Lindholm House, 207-786-6000

Candace Maciel, Associate Registrar;  Office of the Registrar, Libbey Forum, 207-755-5949

Blake Reilly, Associate Dean & Director of Operations;  Student Affairs, 96 Campus Avenue