The Explore Bowdoin program offers high-achieving students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to visit Bowdoin’s campus. Because we understand that traveling may pose a significant financial burden for many families, the College covers the entire cost of the trip, including all transportation and meals.

There are two program dates available: September and November. For both programs, students spend Thursday to Sunday on the Bowdoin College campus. The deadlines for the the program applications are August and September respectively. Participants stay with current students in campus housing, attend classes, receive personal admissions interviews, and attend information sessions on admissions and financial aid.

To apply, complete the application at the link below. Please make sure to indicate your date preference. While we cannot guarantee each applicant her/his first choice of dates, we will make every effort to accommodate your preference.  Please make sure that you do not have any scheduling conflicts for the date that you are selecting.  If you have any questions about the program call or email Claudia Marroquin at (207) 725-3066, or call Pat Folger at (207) 725-3878.

Explore Bowdoin Application

In addition to completing the online application, students will need to send a copy of their transcript (an unofficial copy is acceptable) for consideration.  The transcript must be received by the deadline for the application to be considered complete.  Applicants will be notified, via email, the week following the application deadline regarding our selections.