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Bates College RD 2023


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  • TheJoonTheJoon 56 replies7 threads Junior Member
    I got waitlisted.. Oh well. I think I got waitlisted because I applied for aid but did not submit any of the requirements. Congrats to everyone who got accepted!
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  • jjjdvmjjjdvm 2 replies0 threads New Member
    S accepted!! So happy! 34 ACT, GPA 3.85, 5 AP's and legacy.
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  • apmaster10apmaster10 94 replies1 threads Junior Member

    Interviewed with an admissions officer who was visiting my area.
    1560 SAT
    35 ACT
    4.0 UW GPA, 4.63 W
    Class Rank: 2/367

    Also accepted by UNC (in-state), NC State, and a local school, waitlisted by Bowdoin and Colby, deferred ED by Brown.
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  • merc81merc81 11879 replies203 threads Senior Member
    @TheJoon: Weren't you accepted ED II at the University of Richmond in February? If so, you were required to withdraw your remaining applications at that time.
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  • TheJoonTheJoon 56 replies7 threads Junior Member
    already withdrew:)
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  • libarts123libarts123 41 replies4 threads Junior Member
    @TheJoon if you withdrew you would have never gotten an admissions decision (waitlist)
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  • LindagafLindagaf 10989 replies592 threads Super Moderator
    @TheJoon , please do the right thing and withdraw your app from Bates. They might use the waitlist this year and you don’t want to waste their time or possibly deprive someone a potential opening. In addition, as the above post states, you wouldn’t have received any kind of decision if you had withdrawn. You risk having your acceptance at UR rescinded if they become aware that you didn’t withdraw your app. Your guidance counselor should know this too. He/she risks getting the school blacklisted.
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  • Mwfan1921Mwfan1921 5497 replies93 threads Senior Member
    @TheJoon, it looks like you have been active on the Amherst board, awaiting a decision there too. Please withdraw all your other apps as well as Bates'.
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  • @Dreamer2@Dreamer2 3 replies0 threads New Member
    Son Accepted RD after being Deferred ED1
    ACT 32 Superscore; WGPA 3.66; Many AP/Honors classes
    Excellent community involvement
    No Alumni interview - Requested one, but never heard back from admissions to schedule
    Extremely Competitive HS; 9 of 108 Seniors accepted to Ivy's
    Athlete - Will play Varsity sport, but no coaches support with admissions. Complete opposite of college admission scandal currently in the news.
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  • frezia1873frezia1873 3 replies0 threads New Member
    Our S was accepted and he's thrilled! We're planning to attend admitted student's day on April 5th, and we're wondering if anyone might have recommendations regarding activities, based on their own experiences. The 2019 ASD schedule isn't available yet, but some of the 2019 events might be similar to those of last year (and previous years).

    Thanks for any tips, and congratulations to all who were accepted!
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  • ProudMominKYProudMominKY 24 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Forgot to put this one here. I think this was waitlist #1 or 2 last Saturday (five this week)

    For my daughter Decision: waitlisted
    SAT: 1430
    GPA: 3.99 UW; 4.7W
    Applied for FA: yes
    Home State: KY
    Major: Political Science 10 APs; KY Governor Scholar; NHS; lots of ECs and good essays. Was not able to visit.

    Congrats to those accepted. Cannot wait for the waiting to be over. :-) Guess that is not true though since so many waitlists. In the end I think she will accept Villanova and stay on waitlist for three schools tops.
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  • Dhk138Dhk138 39 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Any suggestions you guys have to get off from the waitlist?
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  • frezia1873frezia1873 3 replies0 threads New Member
    I don't know of specific steps that students on the Bates waitlist can take, but general advice always seems sound. You might contact the admissions office to see whether they have a ranked list, and find out where on the list you are. Most importantly, you'll want to continue to show keen interest in the school. (Could write a letter to the admissions office, stating your enthusiastic interest.) If any new honors come your way during the spring, be sure and let them know. I imagine that there are other CC readers who've had more personal experience with the Bates waitlist, and can weigh in with more specific suggestions.

    Most of all, wishing you the best of luck!
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  • LindagafLindagaf 10989 replies592 threads Super Moderator
    @Dhk138 , my D is a current Bates student who got in from the waitlist. She let them know a few days after decisions were released that she wanted to stay on the list. In her short email, she said she would definitely attend if accepted. She waited until mid-April, or maybe a little later, to reaffirm that Bates was her top choice. Her email was still pretty short, but she elaborated a little on how she would be involved at Bates, what she intended to study and why Bates was the best place for her to study. She had interviewed in the summer and knew it was a good interview, so she mentioned her interviewer too. She had her counselor send updated grades. In short, she made it very clear that she was a good fit for the school, but she was concise about it. Then she just waited.

    My D had no real achievements to update, so she didn’t make up stuff. I guess she was just pretty honest about her desire to go to Bates. Hope that helps.
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  • frezia1873frezia1873 3 replies0 threads New Member
    Forgot to mention that the above post (frezia1873, posted today at 12:55 pm) was addressed to @Dhk138.
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  • teddy10143teddy10143 125 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Hey guys! Anybody receive any mail from them yet? Also is anyone going to admitted students day/bates beginnings?
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  • steamyalmonds24steamyalmonds24 1 replies0 threads New Member
    Hello teddy10143, while I am not going to Bates Beginnings, my entourage and I will be happily attending admitted students day on the 5th.
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  • gardenstategalgardenstategal 6711 replies10 threads Senior Member
    Ds accepted from Bates WL same year as @Lindagaf 's DD. Different approach...

    Requested WL spot on April 28. Updated with some new awards and most recent grades.

    Remember, though, that WL is all about filling spots, so it differs from year to year. It could be that almost all WL activity in one year is one gender, or kids with interest in physics, etc. It's really impossible to know how it will go in any one cycle.
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  • wyorafterwyorafter 8 replies2 threads New Member
    FYI My daughter was contacted on May 2 an offered a spot from the waitlist. She was told they had 20 openings. They gave her very little time to make a decision, (48 hours). She did send a very thorough and thoughtful LOCI, which they acknowledged via email. She ultimately declined the spot. I imagine that they have filled all the spots at this time
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