Bachelor’s Degrees

To apply to Bay Atlantic University, the following materials are required:

Completed Online Application

Copies of High School Transcripts (must be in English)

Official evaluation of high school transcript (if the transcript is from a foreign institution)

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

Photocopy of Government-Issued ID (international students need a passport, undocumented students need proof of residency)

2 Letters of Recommendation (2 letters from former teachers, employers, coaches, etc.)

Application fee $45

1 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?

(All applications with plagiarism will be automatically rejected)

International Students Additional Documents:

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

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:

English Language Requirements for International Students

TOEFL (PBT, CBT, IBT): 525, 194, 70

IELTS: 5.5

TOEIC: 650

BAU Placement Test:70 (offered on campus)

Duolingo: 75

Pearson (PTE): 48

Mentora College Intensive English Program: Pass 400C level


**For assistance or information on applying, 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!”