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Applied Bachelor Program Approval Process

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BAS Degree Approval

Statement of Need

Upon receipt of the Statement of Need, SBCTC staff will:

  • schedule a discussion between the State Board and college administration
  • provide notice to higher education institutions of the Statement of Need

System colleges and universities have 30 calendar days to express concern or ask questions.

Colleges must submit the program proposal within 12 months of SBCTC receiving the Statement of Need. If the proposal is not received within 12 months, the Statement of Need is void.

Program Proposal

When a college submits a program proposal, SBCTC staff has 90 working days to complete the paperwork and recommendation to the Board.

Note: These time frames may be modified based upon negotiated agreements between SBCTC and the college as needed to secure a fair and deliberate process to approve degree programs.

BAS Policies

Tuition and enrollment reporting


Joyce Hammer
Director of Transfer Education


Applied Bachelors in Development

Colleges continue to develop applied baccalaureate programs to help meet community demand. See which BAS programs are still under development.  

Current Applied Bachelor Degree Programs

Applied baccalaureate degrees currently offered at Washington state community and technical colleges. 

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Last Modified: 12/20/18 12:14 PM

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