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If you are seeking enrollment in a career program and have never attended Bates before, you need to apply online. Once you have decided on a program of study, submit an online application through the Washington State Web Admissions Center. Applying online takes approximately 10-15 minutes and once your application has been processed, you will receive a student identification number (SID). This application is only intended for  new students who wish to earn a degree or certificate at Bates. If you have attended Bates in previous years, you do NOT need to apply for admission as you already have a student identification number in our system. If you have questions about the online application process, please contact Megan in admissions at 253.680.7134.

DO NOT apply online if you are seeking to register in phlebotomy, EMT or forklift operations. You can find registration information for continuing education and child studies classes on our website. 

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How to fill out the online application

  1. Open the Admissions Center web page.
  2. Click the Set Up My Web Admissions Account link. This link takes you to a secure website.
  3. Enter name, user ID, user password, and authenticating information (your mother's maiden name and your date of birth). 
  4. Click Submit. A screen appears verifying the account has been successfully created. 
  5.  Click Complete Application for Admission.
  6. Complete the application. The application is divided into six sections. Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*) and must be completed before you can save a section of the application. Once you finish a section, you can click Save and Continue to go to the next section. At any time, you can save the application, log out of Web Admissions Center, and come back later to complete the rest of the sections.
  7. When you finish filling out all sections, a list of participating colleges appears below this message. From this list, select Bates Technical College.
  8. Click Submit. A message stating your application has been sent to Bates Technical College will appear. Click OK.
  9. Close Web Admissions Center by clicking Logout at the top of the screen.
  10. Once you have submitted your application and it has been accepted, you will receive an email from Bates with information about your next steps. Applying for admission is not the same as registering for classes. Be sure to visit our Get Started webpage for review all of the steps for admission.

For further information regarding admissions and the admission process, visit our Get Started page or contact the admissions office at 253.680.7002.