BA Admissions Procedures

To apply for BAU’s undergraduate, the following materials are required:

  • Online Application
  • Copy of high school transcript (must be in English)
  • Official evaluation of high school transcript (if the transcript is from a foreign institution)
  • Proof of English language proficiency*
  • Photocopy of government-issued ID
  • SAT/ACT score
  • Letters of recommendations
    • 2 letters from former teachers, employers, coaches, etc.
  • Personal Essay
    • a 1-2 page letter of intent describing who you are, your purpose and goals, your accomplishments, and why you want to get a higher education degree                                                                                                                                                                                                 OR                                                                                                      Choose one of the essay topics below:
      1. What is the most meaningful contribution to others you have made in your life? How do you understand the value of it on others?
      2. What is the biggest challenge you have had in your life and how have you dealt with it?
      3. What character in history do you associate yourself most with and why?
  • Application fee ($45)***

*Proof of English language proficiency: All applicants whose first language is not English must submit proof of English language proficiency to Bay Atlantic University. This requirement is waived if the applicant has completed four years of education at an English-language secondary school. Otherwise, English language proficiency can be established by providing an official score report for one of our approved standardized English proficiency tests. The table below shows the tests and minimum scores accepted:

Name of Standardized Test Minimum Scores Required
TOEFL (PBT, CBT, IBT)575, 232, 90
BAU Placement Test**70

**May be taken in person at Bay Atlantic University only.

*** An application will not be taken into consideration if the application fee is not paid.

BAU offers a number of scholarships to students based on their academic achievement. Students with the following SAT scores may be considered for scholarships:

SAT ScoreMaximum Scholarship Amount
1300100% scholarship
120050% scholarship
100025% scholarship

If you have any questions about the application process, email [email protected], and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

Online Application Form

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Complete this form and a BAU Admission Advisor will contact you and provide further assistance.

Phuong Do

I love the experience here at Bay Atlantic University. The university is in the center of Washington D.C., the capital of the US. My friends and I have a wonderful time here at BAU and love the learning experience. It is really an honor to study in a high quality university that gives us top notch education, paving the way for success in our future careers.

Enkhjinzaya Ganbold

I love the fact that the university is so diverse.

Izel Ugur

The professors at Bay Atlantic University are diverse, not only in terms of their international backgrounds, but also their professional backgrounds. Being able to hear how the theories connect to their real-life experiences has been invaluable to my studies.

Qazi Khan

It is great to be a part of such an international environment in my everyday life because it has provided me with a different perspective of the world. And now I have good friends from many different countries.

Uyanga Batsukh

After completing the MBA Entrepreneurship program at BAU, I feel more confident in taking the next step towards starting my own business.

Daniel Giraldo

Great location, great staff, and great learning experience. Qualified teachers with an extended work experience.

Aghamirza Fazel

It has been a great experience here at BAU. Especially learning from the professors who are great and very helpful at any given circumstance. They are always friendly.

Mauricio Facciolla

I had great professors who taught me important skills and concepts that I applied daily in my job. These skills helped me to grow and stand out in the company I work for. The location and the building are awesome, providing great experiences. The student body is very diverse; great to learn about different cultures.

Phuong Vo, Vietnam

“I am a normal girl, but I have a big ambition. That’s living the truest and most beautiful life. I think the risk is always better than the regret. I am happy to be here at BAU and living a life I have always dreamed of. I prayed faithfully and worked hard for this opportunity. Moreover, thank you so much my beloved family for all their unlimited support and unconditional love. Thank you BAU for this opportunity!”