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Application Deadlines

Deadlines: (except where noted)

  • Early Decision I: 15 Nov.
  • Regular Admission & Early Decision II: 01 Jan.
 
Materials Description Who Submits Form Notes &
Additional info.
*If student matriculates to Bowdoin, application and transcript become part of his or her permanent record.
 
Applications*, Supplements and Essays
Common Application 4 page application for undergratuate admissions plus essay - required all applicants  
Bowdoin Supplement an additional essay - required all applicants Please see the Bowdoin Supplement for a list of essay topics
School Reports*
Common Application School Report advisor's estimate of candidate's character and accomplishments all applicants to be submitted by your guidance counselor
Secondary School Record   all applicants to be submitted by your guidance counselor
Common Application Supplement Mid-Year School Report OR Official School Transcript at Mid-Year Ranking Period report of mid-year grades and performance all applicants When mid-year grades are available. To be submitted by your guidance counselor
Teacher Evaluation form 1 form completed by teacher who has taught applicant either junior or senior year all applicants  
Teacher Evaluation form 2 form completed by teacher who has taught applicant either junior or senior year all applicants  
Optional Materials
Arts Supplement optional students with unusual talent in music, theater, or visual arts Complete form and return with resume and samples. Accepted media: slides, video, cassette tapes
Athletics Supplement optional Students with an interest in participating in athletics  
Optional SAT and ACT scores** optional optional for all applicants Candidates who choose to submit scores from College Board exams are responsible for arranging to take exams and seeing that Bowdoin receives the scores.
Early Decision I Deadline: Exams must be completed no later than January of senior year
Regular Admission & Early Decision II Deadline:exams must be completed no later than January of senior year
Early Decision Form optional all applicants applying for Early Decision I or II Early Decision I deadline: Nov. 15
Early Decision II deadline: Jan. 1
Bowdoin Financial Aid Application optional Any candidate for admissions who feels that he or she will need financial help to meet Bowdoin's cost Financial aid filing instructions and deadlines may be viewed on the student aid website