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Register for a Program Briefing

To find out more about the Bachelor's in Applied Management and learn about the application process, register for a program briefing session that meets your schedule.

Applying to the Program

Fall 2023 Application Cycle is now open, register for an upcoming program briefing.

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Management program has two tracks:

  • The General Management program began in Fall 2018; our Fall 2023 cohort will have 20 spots.
  • A Health Care Management Track started in Fall 2021; our Fall 2023 cohort will have 15 spots.

Accepted participants to both tracks are required to attend a program onboarding on Friday, September 15, 2023, 9 am – 12 pm. Participants will also be required to meet all conditions of acceptance identified in the program acceptance letter prior to the start of the Fall 2023 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.

SVC Bachelor in Applied Management Application Steps for Fall 2023


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 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 information.

You must attend a program briefing to receive application materials.


Program Prerequisites

Program Prerequisites

Prerequisites for the Bachelor in Applied Management 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 the Bachelor in Applied Management 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

At Skagit Valley College (SVC), Bachelor of Applied Science programs are selective entry programs. Entry is determined by the program faculty’s review of an application essay.

SVC Bachelor programs demand considerable amounts of independent learning. Your instructors are curious about your experiences with independent learning. They also want to know more about why you are interested in this bachelor’s program and how this degree will support your aspirations. These areas are the topics of the SVC bachelor’s application essay.

The essay should be between 800-900 words, which is about two single-spaced pages. While bachelor’s staff are not able to review drafts of your essay, we suggest those currently enrolled at SVC consult the Writing Center. https://skagit.mywconline.com. This essay is an important part of your application, and we encourage you to give it your best effort.


1. Review the following prompts. Also, review the evaluation rubric that appears at the end of the directions.

Part A.
Describe an experience where you learned something independently.

  • Explain what you learned (the topic, the skills), how you went about learning (tools, techniques, resources you drew on) and what made it an independent learning experience.
  • Share what you enjoyed and did not enjoy about the experience, including the reasons why and how you navigated obstacles that came up (if not obstacles came up, explain why).
  • Based on this experience, what is one thing you would do differently in an independent learning experience again? Why did you choose this “redo”?  If you would do nothing differently, explain why.

Part B.
Describe your professional interests and background and share your career aspirations from a short-term (five years) and a longer-term (more than ten years) perspective.

  • Focus on how a bachelor’s degree will help you achieve your professional goals.  If you have not yet identified definitive career aspirations, say so and share your ideas on career paths you would like to explore.

2. Create a response that is between 800-900 words (two single-spaced pages).
3. Submit your response with your application as a word document attachment. Applications without essays will be excluded from the review process.


The following rubric will be used to evaluate your essay. Rubrics are a guide that lists the specific evaluation criteria used by reviewers.

Application essay rubric
  Advanced Complete / Proficient Getting There Unacceptable / Missing
Response to Essay Prompts Substantive response to all essay prompts, which demonstrates outstanding preparation, critical thinking and reflection Complete or mostly complete responses to essay prompts, which demonstrates adequate preparation, critical thinking and reflection Partially complete responses to essay prompts that demonstrates elements of preparation, critical thinking and reflection Does not follow essay prompts and/or response does not demonstrate preparation, critical thinking and reflection
Clarity of Response
  • Logically structured, with a fluid and seamless flow.
  • Supports ease of comprehension through appropriate formatting tools.
  • Few avoidable spelling, punctuation, or proof-reading errors
  • Mostly logically structured and comprehensible
  • Occasional avoidable spelling, punctuation, or proof-reading errors
  • Some logical structure and some comprehension is possible.
  • Multiple avoidable, spelling, punctuation, and proof-reading errors.
  • Format limits effectiveness of response
  • Impossible or virtually impossible to comprehend

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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