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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 BASAM program has two tracks:

  • The General Management program began in Fall 2018; our Fall 2022 cohort will have 20 seats.
  • A Health Care Management Track started in Fall 2021; our Fall 2022 cohort will have 15 seats. 

Accepted participants to both tracks are required to attend a program onboarding on Friday, September 9, 2022. Participants will also be required to meet all conditions of acceptance identified in the program acceptance letter prior to the start of the Fall 2022 quarter.

  • If you are not an SVC graduate, please provide an unofficial copy of your transcript from other colleges with your application.
  • The application 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 2022


Register for and Attend a program briefing

Click on the Program Briefing bar to review the program briefing schedule. Choose a session and register.

At the program briefing, program faculty and staff will share an overview of the program, including a discussion of its unique learning model. You will also hear about the program and course pre-requisites and receive program application materials.

You must attend a program briefing to receive application materials.


Program Prerequisites

Program Prerequisites

Prerequisites for the BAS-AM program and courses (General Management and Healthcare Management tracks) have been streamlined to make the opportunity for a bachelor degree as accessible as possible.

By the time of entry into the program, you must have:

  • Attended a program information session.
  • 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".
  • * You may apply if you anticipate receiving your associate's degree before the program start. You may also apply if you have not completed the pre-requisites for BASAM 301 as long as there is time to complete those courses before the start of Fall quarter. In these cases, you will receive provisional acceptance and these requirements must be cleared 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.

The application link email will be sent to the same address you used for the program briefing session.

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 directions (see below). This represents about two pages of single-space text in 12 point font size. To support your best work, prompts for each question and the rubric that will be used for the assessment are also provided. The prompts appear in italics under each question.


1. 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.

2. 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. We encourage you to identify and use positive experiences in your response.

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

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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