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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.
- Statement of need form (20 page limit)
- Applied baccalaureate degree supply/demand gap rubric for colleges (Required)
- Guidelines for Statement of Need presentation to the State Board
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.
- Program proposal form (30 page limit)
- Minimum general education requirements for applied baccalaureate degrees
- Guidelines for final proposal presentation to the State Board
- Applied baccalaureate external review rubric
- SBCTC Policy Manual, Section 4.20.00 Degree Requirements
- SBCTC Policy Manual, Chapter 4 – Appendix D: Applied Baccalaureate Degree Approval Process
- Applied Baccalaureate Degree and Certificate Policy
Tuition and enrollment reporting
- Current tuition for applied baccalaureate degrees
- Upper and lower division tuition calculator (college access only)
- SBCTC Policy Manual, Section 5.90 Tuition and Fees
- SBCTC Policy Manual, Section 5.90.50 International Students
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.
Last Modified: 12/20/18 12:14 PM