To apply to Bay Atlantic University, the following materials are required:
—Completed Online Application
—Undergraduate Transcripts (official or officially notarized copy)
—Photocopy of Government-Issued ID (international students need a passport, undocumented students need proof of residency)
—Letters of Recommendations (2 letters from former teachers, employers, coaches, etc.)
—Personal Essay (below)
The Personal Essay is a 1 or 2 page letter of intent covering one of the topics below:
A. Describe, who you are, your purpose and goals, your accomplishments, and why you want to get a higher education degree.
B. What is the most meaningful contribution to others you have made in your life? How do you understand the value of it on others?
C. What is the biggest challenge you have had in your life and how have you dealt with it?
D. What character in history do you associate yourself most with and why?
— Application fee $45
Additional Documents for International Students:
—Bank Statement (to show proof of adequate financial resources)
*if the bank statement is not in applicant’s name a Sponsorship Letter is required
*if the applicant has any dependents Passport Copies & Additional Materials may be required
—Official Bachelor Degree Transcript (to show Bachelor’s degree credentials)
*if the Bachelor’s degree was issued by a foreign institution of higher education, the applicant must provide an evaluation of the transcript from a NACES-member (http://www.naces.org/) or an AICE member (http://www.aice-eval.org/) credential evaluation service to establish U.S. equivalency of a Bachelor’s degree. The evaluation must be a course-by-course evaluation of the transcript.
*if the Bachelor’s degree transcript is not in English, the applicant must provide a certified English translation.
*if the transcript does not clearly indicate the degree awarded, the applicant must provide a notarized copy of the college or university diploma.
SpanTran is our recommended international transcript evaluation service. They have created a custom application for Bay Atlantic University that will make sure you select the right kind of evaluation at a discounted rate. You can access their application here: SpanTran Application – Bay Atlantic University
—Proof of English Language Proficiency (below)
All applicants whose first language is not English must submit proof of English language proficiency to Bay Atlantic University (BAU):
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:
|TOEFL||600, 250, 100|
|BAU Placement Test||80|
|Mentora College ESL Program||Pass 500C Course|
**For assistance or information on applying, please contact our Admission team at [email protected]
**For our Frequently Asked Questions, please visit https://bau.edu/faq/