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How can I apply to Bay Atlantic University?

You need to fill out our online application form: https://baucommunity.force.com/bayatlantic/s/ & submit all required documents in order to be considered for admission and a scholarship.

What documents are required to apply to the program?

MASTERS

Completed online application

Photocopy of photo ID (passport for international students)

Official bachelor’s degree transcript (or notarized copy)

Course-by-course evaluation of the transcript (for international students)

Bank statement showing adequate financial resources (for international students)

Sponsorship letter (if bank statement is not in applicant’s name) (for international students)

Proof of English Proficiency (if non-native speaker)

Two (2) letters of recommendations (teachers, coaches, employers, etc.)

Application essay (essay prompt can be found on application)

BACHELORS

Completed online application

Photocopy of photo ID (passport for international students)

Official high school transcript (or notarized copy)

Course-by-course evaluation of the transcript (for international students)

Bank statement showing adequate financial resources (for international students)

Two (2) letters of recommendations (teachers, coaches, employers, etc.)

Application essay (essay prompt can be found on application)

Sponsorship letter (if bank statement is not in applicant’s name; for international students)

Proof of English Proficiency (if non-native speaker)

When is the application deadline for the program?

The deadline for Fall 2022 is July 1st.

The deadline for Spring 2023 is October 1st.

What is the admission process?

  1. To apply to BAU, you must complete an online application by submitting all required documents & making the $45 application fee payment
  2. Once you have completed an application, the admissions team will review your application and any scholarship application that you submit
  3. If accepted, you will receive the Admission Letter, Scholarship Letters (if applicable), and Admissions Confirmation Form within 10-15 days
  4. You need to sign the Admissions Confirmation Form and return it to BAU Admissions via email ([email protected])
  5. Once we receive the signed form, further information on the next steps will be delivered to your email. International students will receive their I-20 within 5 days of receipt of the signed Admissions Confirmation Form to apply for their study visa at the American Embassy in their country. Our DSO can assist international students with any questions regarding the visa process.

Important note: All additional/pending official documents must be submitted to BAU Admissions before Orientation date. If students don’t submit all official documents by Orientation date, BAU reserves the right to revoke admission and scholarship offers, and international students’ I-20s will be cancelled.

When is the start date of the program?

Fall Semester

The Fall semester usually begins the first week of September.

Spring Semester

The Spring semester usually begins the first week of January.

How much does the program cost?

MASTERS

The cost of the Master’s Degree programs (MBA, Cybersecurity, and Big Data Analytics) is $36,000 for two years.

BACHELORS

The cost of the Bachelor programs is $63,600 for four years.

What scholarships are available?

There are 5 types of scholarships that BAU offers (you can only apply for ONE)

Merit-based scholarships:
If you take the SAT or ACT exam (although these are not required for program application but used for scholarship application), our academic committee can review your score and give a scholarship based on your performance. Alternatively, you can apply for this scholarship by submitting a scholarship essay.

Global Scholarship Exam (GSE):
As of July 2019, students from Mongolia, Vietnam, and South Africa can take the GSE for a chance to get a 100% tuition scholarship. As of Fall 2022, the GSE is only hosted in Mongolia.

Debt-Free DC Scholarship:
A 50% tuition scholarship available to all accepted DC residents.

BAU Global Scholarship:
A 35% scholarship automatically granted to students transferring, or graduating, from BAU Global institutions.

Mentora College Scholarship:
A 35% scholarship automatically granted to students transferring from Mentora College.

What do these scholarships cover?

Our scholarships cover tuition only and do not apply to flights, food, or accommodations. Please contact our admissions department with any questions.

How long is the program?

MASTERS

The program requires 36 credits and typically takes 1.5 – 2 years to complete (depending on the number of courses you take each semester.)

BACHELORS

The program requires 120 credits and typically takes 4 years to complete.

Is the program available for full-time and part-time?

DOMESTIC STUDENTS

Students can choose between part-time and full-time schedules

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Students must take classes full-time

Where is Bay Atlantic University located?

BAU is located in the heart of Washington, DC, just one block from the White House.

The address is 1510 H St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005.

What language is the program taught in?

All programs and courses are taught in English. BAU offers ESL programs through Mentora College for those who need assistance.

Is the program available online?

BACHELORS

All Bachelor’s classes are held on campus. Classes are offered Monday through Friday in the morning, afternoon, and evening.

MASTERS

All Master’s programs are held on campus. Classes are offered Monday through Friday in the evening.

When are classes held each day?

Classes are offered weekday mornings, afternoons, and evenings.

Weekday Mornings: 9:00am – 12:00pm (9:00 – 12:00)

Weekday Afternoons: 1:00pm – 4:00pm (13:00 – 16:00)

Weekday Evenings: 6:00pm – 9:00pm (18:00 – 21:00)

*For more information or to arrange a visit, please contact our Admission team at [email protected]

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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!”