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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.

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 Financial Aid Application

Instructions and deadlines available at Student Aid