Bates College application deadlines and supplementary essay prompts

September 2015

First Year

  • Regular Decision - 01/01/2015
  • Early Decision - 11/15/2014
  • Early Decision II - 01/01/2015
  • January 2015

    First Year

  • Regular Decision - 11/01/2014

In addition to the Common Application essay, please select one phrase from the Bates mission statement below and comment on how it inspires you and draws you to Bates (1–2 paragraphs). 

Since 1855, Bates College has been dedicated to the emancipating potential of the liberal arts. Bates educates the whole person through creative and rigorous scholarship in a collaborative residential community. With ardor and devotion — Amore ac Studio — we engage the transformative power of our differences, cultivating intellectual discovery and informed civic action. Preparing leaders sustained by a love of learning and a commitment to responsible stewardship of the wider world,  Bates is a college for coming times.

Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences.