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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In order to consider your application, you must meet one set of the following conditions:

An Applied Science Associate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the area of sustainability, environmental technology, or equivalent, consisting of at least 90 credits, with a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average and a 2.0 grade in each of the following courses:

  • English 101 (5 credits) or equivalent

  • Any Math course that required Intermediate Algebra (MATH 085) as a prerequisite (5 credits)

  • Natural Science course with lab in either Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, or Geology (5 credits)

 

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A transfer Associate degree from a regionally accredited college consisting of at least 90 credits or a bachelor’s degree; with a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average and a 2.0 grade in each of the following courses:

  • English 101 (5 credits) or equivalent

  • Any Math course that required Intermediate Algebra (MATH 085) as a prerequisite (5 credits)

  • Natural Science course in either Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Natural Science, or Geology (10 credits with at least 5 credits in a lab science)

  • Social Science course (5 credits)

Students with relevant work or volunteer experience and some college credit but without degrees  are encouraged to meet with the Assistant Director of Sustainable Practices to discuss enrollment options.

Students interested in sustainable practices who do not meet the minimum requirements are encouraged to look at our associate program in Environmental Technology and Sustainable Practices - which has a direct pathway into the BASSP program!

International Students are welcome to apply for the BASSP program. You will need to have transcripts evaluated by a Cascadia approved evaluator (if transferring from a Non-US school) and English language placements with Cascadia's international programs department. The program begins in early September for orientation.  It is advised that you plan arrival or attendance taking this in mind.  Please contact the Assistant Director of Sustainable Practices with questions.

 

Students who wish to take courses without being admitted to the program (non-matriculated) may be considered on a space-available basis, following state policies for students at bachelor's level courses.

Application Materials

Applications for Fall 2021 will open in January!  
The program will evaluate students on a first-applied, first served basis.  After the priority deadline, applications will be accepted on a space-available basis.

Please submit the following information. Transcripts can be sent separately:

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Cascadia College General Admissions Application

You can apply online or in-person at Kodiak Corner. If you are currently or have ever been a Cascadia student, you may skip this step.

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BASSP Application Form 

A completed application form for BASSP program.

Applying online?   Here's a form fill-able version!

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Essay - Personal Statement

Essay (No more than 2 pages, 500 words) answering the following questions:

  • What sustainability challenge (local, national or global) matters most to you and why?

  • What are the ecological, political, social and economic factors contributing to this challenge?

  • How will courses and opportunities from this degree help you address those factors and contribute to alleviating this challenge?

  • How will this degree help you accomplish your educational and career goals?

Please see the example essay/resume for formatting.

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Resume 

Skills based resume including all relevant work and volunteer experience.

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Official Transcripts 

Have your official transcripts sent from colleges attended even if you did not earn a degree from that college. Transcripts should be sent to enrollment@cascadia.edu, or the Assistant Director of Sustainable Practices (below). If you earned credits or a degree at Cascadia, you do not need to submit a Cascadia College transcript.

Please submit your BASSP Application materials including Essay and Resume (transcripts can be sent later):

  • Via email to sclassen@cascadia.edu

  • By mail to: Cascadia College, ATTN: Stephan M. Classen, Assistant Director of Sustainable Practices, 18345 Campus Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011

 

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