Location: Bowdoin / Admissions / Apply / Deadlines & Requirements

Admissions

Deadlines & Requirements

Application Deadlines
Applying As: Admissions Application: Financial Aid Application: Notification Date:
Early Decision I Nov. 15 Nov. 15 Mid-December
Early Decision II Jan. 1 Jan. 1 Mid. February
Regular Decision Jan. 1 Feb. 15 Early April
Transfer Mar. 1 Mar. 1 Early May


Materials Description
Required

Common Application

Application & personal essay, application fee (non-refundable)

Bowdoin Supplemental Essay

An additional short response essay required with your application.

Please note the supplemental essay is located within the member questions section of the Common Application and is NOT a separate writing supplement.

Common Application Secondary School Report

Advisor's estimate of candidate's character and accomplishments

Secondary School Record

Transcript*

Common Application Mid-Year Report OR
Official School Transcript at Mid-Year

Report of mid-year grades and performance

Teacher Evaluation 1

Form completed by teacher who has taught applicant either junior or senior year in an academic subject

Teacher Evaluation 2

Form completed by teacher who has taught applicant either junior or senior year in an academic subject

*If student matriculates at Bowdoin, the application and transcript become part of his or her permanent record.
Optional

Arts Supplement

For students with a notable visual or performing arts talent; completed via the Common Application

 

Optional SAT and ACT scores

Bowdoin does not require that applicants submit SAT or ACT scores for the purpose of admission. For more information please visit our test optional policy

 

Bowdoin Financial Aid Application

Instructions and deadlines available at Student Aid