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A world of opportunity awaits you

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To find out more about the BAS in Applied Management, and to receive an application, register for a program briefing session that meets your schedule.

Applying to the Program

The class starting in Fall 2020 has a total of 25 seats.

Accepted participants will be expected to attend an orientation on Friday, September 11, 2020 and to meet all conditions of acceptance identified in the acceptance email prior to the start of the Fall 2020 quarter. If you are not an SVC graduate, please provide an unofficial copy of your transcript from other colleges with your application. The applications guidelines are subject to revision and any changes will be posted on this website.

Steps for Application to the Skagit Valley College BAS degree in Applied Management (BAS-AM) in Fall 2020


Register for and Attend an program briefing

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Review Prerequisites

Review the program and course prerequisites listed below. If you believe you qualify to apply, continue to the next step. If you have questions about entry requirements, please contact [email protected]

Program Prerequisites

Prerequisites for the BAS-AM program and courses at Skagit Valley College have been streamlined to make the opportunity for education attainment as accessible as possible.

Applicants must have:
An associate degree by the time of entry into the program with a cumulative GPA of 2.50.*

  • Passed the pre-requisites for BASAM 301 (these are ENG&101 (English Composition 1) and CMST&210 (Interpersonal Communications) or CMST&220 (Public Speaking) or their equivalent with a minimum grade of a "C").
  • Attended a program information session.

* Applicants may apply if they anticipate receiving their associate's degree before the program start. The acceptance will be conditional and the degree must be completed before the first day of classes.


Submit an Application for BAS-AM Program

Submit a Bachelor's Program Application to Skagit Valley College using the link in the email sent to you after attending a program briefing.

Professional Statement
In addition to providing biographical information, the application also asks for a 900–1,000 word professional statement. The professional statement is an important part of your application for admission to the BAS-AM program. It provides an opportunity to share aspects of your life that may not be apparent from your application form. If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of available spaces, this statement will be the only material that BAS-AM Program Faculty will use to evaluate applications.

This should be a professional, polished piece of writing. Skagit Valley College BAS-AM Faculty and Staff cannot assist you in completing or reviewing this part of the application prior to submission. Your statement should be a narrative of 900–1,000 words responding to the two questions listed in the instructions (see below). This represents about two pages of single-space text in 12 point font size. To support your best work, prompts for each questions and the rubric that will be used for the assessment are also provided.


Describe your professional interests and backgrounds and share your career aspirations. In your response, focus on how the BAS-AM program will help you achieve your professional goals.

Discuss an accomplishment that has inspired personal growth for you and which has led to a new understanding of yourself or others. Your example can come from any aspect of your life, including employment, education or community service.

The accomplishment or event can be anything from a major milestone to a small "aha!" moment. Describe the event or accomplishment that shaped you but focus mainly on what you learned or how you changed. Seize the opportunity to showcase your personal growth and demonstrate your sense of maturity.

Assessment Criteria

Provides a concise description of applicant's professional and personal background and their career aspirations.

Makes a thoughtful connection between applicant's aspirations and potential learnings from the BAS-AM program.

Describes an event or accomplishment that led to personal growth and understanding.

Professionally written and formatted and displays thorough review and proofreading.

Points for Each Criteria

  • Perfect – 20
  • Very Good – 15
  • Adequate – 10
  • Missing Key Elements – 5
  • Not Evident – 0

Register for a Program Briefing

To find out more about the BAS in Applied Management, and to receive an application, register for a program briefing session that meets your schedule.
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