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Bates College Transfers: 2020 Requirements, Dates, GPAs & More

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This is the complete guide for transferring to Bates. We suggest you read until the end...

I get it - transferring colleges can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming. You are not alone. In fact, more than 700,000 students transfer colleges every year.

At Bates, 1.0% of the entire student body are transfer students, so you won’t be alone.

What are the transfer requirements for Bates?

Bates requires a number of completed documents for consideration. The table below summarizes the most important pieces of information:

Admission Item Required?
High School Transcript Required of All
College Transcript Required of All
Essay or Personal Statement Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized Test Scores Not Required
Statement of Good Standing from Prior Institution Required of All

In addition to the above requirements, Bates also requires a minimum number of credits completed to apply to be a transfer student.

Bates requires a minimum of 12 credits.

What are Bates College’s Transfer Deadlines?

Many universities accept transfer applications during each semester. For this reason, we break down Bates transfer deadline by fall, winter, spring and summer.

Closing Date Reported Deadline
Fall Transfer Deadline March 1
Winter Transfer Deadline rolling
Spring Transfer Deadline -
Summer Transfer Deadline -

Waiting until the last minute to finalize your application could result in a silly mistake.

We recommend you complete your application at least 1 week before the required deadline.

In fact, take a full 2 day break from looking at anything related to your application and then come back to look for errors. I bet you’ll find a few 😉

When are decision dates for Bates College transfer applicants?

If you applied to transfer to Bates on or before the reported deadlines then you should have your decision date by the notification dates in the below table.

Deadline Notification Dates
Fall Transfer Deadline May 15
Winter Transfer Deadline rolling
Spring Transfer Deadline -
Summer Transfer Deadline -

Note this data is current as of 2019 and to the best of our knowledge this hasn’t changed.

What is Bates College’s transfer acceptance rate?

In 2019, Bates received 205 transfer applicants.

The school accepted 7 students. Therefore, the transfer acceptance rate for Bates is 3.41%.

This indicates how hard it is to transfer into Bates...

Additionally, of the 7 accepted transfer students, 4 students enrolled - that means the yield was 57.14%.

Bates accepts 4 out of every 100 transfer applicants.

What are the Bates College transfer GPA requirements?

Bates does not require a minimum college GPA for transfer applicants. Note this may no longer be accurate and is based on survey data from 2019

Will you enjoy transferring to Bates?

There are a lot of reasons to transfer to Bates. Maybe your plan has always been to attend community college, and then move to a four year college to save money while completing your degree.

Maybe you had a bad experience at your first school - don’t worry this is more common than you think.

Or perhaps you’re drawn to Lewiston...

Regardless of your reason for transferring, you’re already enrolled at another college or university so you know that the most important element in your college experience is the people and community

Finding success at Bates is dependent on feeling comfortable - will you be able to find a place to find home and grow?

These are the questions that numbers and data cannot answer, but CampusReel can.

If you’re considering transferring to Bates then I highly recommend that you watch the school’s videos on CampusReel. These are real students with real stories.

Final Verdict: How to transfer into Bates

Let’s wrap up everything we’ve learned.
Bates accepts 3.41% transfer applicants, which is competitive.

To have a shot at transferring into Bates, you should have a current GPA of at least - ideally you’re GPA will be around 0.0. In addition, you will need to submit standardized test scores.

The below tables show the SAT and ACT breakdown of Bates students.

25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
SAT Math 0
SAT Reading 0
2018 Total SAT Score 0 0
25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
ACT Math - - 0
ACT Reading - - 0
2018 Total ACT Score 0 0

Bates College’s average SAT score is . To be a competitive applicant for Bates College your SAT score should come close to the average - for the ACT you should be aiming for the equivalent.

If you’re considering transferring to Bates, you may also want to consider the schools:

Transfering to Trinity College
Transfering to Wesleyan University
Transfering to Colby College
Transfering to Amherst College
Transfering to Brandeis University