High School Scholars

For 2020-21, due to the pandemic and in accordance with health and safety guidelines, Bates college is closed to visitors. Consequently, we have had to suspend our High School Scholar, Community Scholar, and Auditing programs. We look forward to welcoming visitors back to campus as conditions permit.


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 15th.

Registration Procedure: Accepted students should come to the Registrar and Academic Systems office, Libbey Forum, 44 Mountain Avenue after August 20th to register. (Office hours are M-F, 9:00am – 4:00pm). Students should review the Schedule of Courses for the next upcoming term prior to registration.

Students may make an appointment with a student Dean for course advising. 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:

Admission:
Johanna Seltzer, Senior Associate Dean of Admission, Director of Communications and Outreach, Office of Admission, Lindholm House, 207-786-6000

Registration:
Mary Meserve, Registrar;  Office of the Registrar, Libbey Forum, 207-755-5949

Advising:
Blake Reilly, Assistant Dean of Students;  Student Affairs, Chase Hall, 207-786-5979