International Students
B.A.S. International Business
FAQ

For students who have satisfied all prerequisites, the Bachelor of Applied Science degree can be completed in two years of full-time attendance. Students admitted to the B.A.S. program are expected to follow the International Business course sequence, which is approximately 8-10 credits each quarter. Additionally, students may need to make up some lower-division credits. However, most students in this situation should be able to complete their coursework within six quarters.

International Business upper division (IBN) courses are offered in the evenings and require students to be on campus only two evenings a week. IBN courses begin at 4 p.m. or 5 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m.

North Seattle College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities to offer and confer two and four-year degrees and has been awarded full accreditation status for the International Business B.A.S. degree

The International Business B.A.S. program is cohort-oriented and begins each fall quarter. This means that all B.A.S. students will be in the same peer group for the duration of the program. Since courses are not offered every quarter, it is imperative that students work with their program manager to ensure a plan is developed for finishing the program. Admission to the International Business B.A.S. degree program is competitive. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission, as the number of qualified applicants may exceed the number of available enrollment spaces. Preference is given to qualified applicants who apply by the first priority deadline. Please stay informed on the International Business webpage for application deadline dates.

Yes. Students who have not been formally admitted to the program may register for a maximum of 15 International Business credits with faculty permission. You will be considered a non-matriculated student and will remain under this status until you apply and are formally admitted to the program at the following fall quarter start date.

Yes. B.A.S. programs begin fall quarter and admitted students follow a specific sequence of courses. Please refer to the Program Planning Sheet for more information.

As a Washington state resident, upper division B.A.S. courses cost $245.45 per credit for credits 1-10 and $9.80 per credit for credits 11-18 per quarter. Students attending a B.A.S. program full time can expect to pay around $2500 per quarter. For exact pricing, please refer to the state board’s tuition schedule for B.A.S. degrees: Tuition Table

Yes. Eligible students will receive financial aid specifically tailored to the B.A.S. programs, accounting for program length and higher tuition rates. Students should complete the FAFSA and submit necessary data sheets to the financial aid office by the spring priority deadline for full financial aid consideration. Please visit the financial aid web page for all financial aid application information.

The internship and practicum are separate courses that focus on applied, hands-on learning while in the IB B.A.S. program. The internship requires 297 hours of an internship in the international business industry. There is an internship coordinator who will work with students during the internship search process,but students are responsible for finding their individual internships. The practicum is focused on a cross-cultural experience/immersion and requires 264 hours of participation. Credit for Prior Learning may be available for the practicum for students who have lived in other countries for extended periods of time. Please visit the Internship and Practicum page for more information.

No. Students will need an associate degree (or equivalent) plus all of the prerequisites to begin the program. The A.A.S.-T in business, A.A.S.-T in accounting, and A.B. best prepare students to enter the program, but other associate degrees are also accepted. Students completing other associate degrees often have to take additional courses to meet prerequisite requirements.

You may be eligible to bypass the associate degree requirement and start the IB B.A.S. program. You will still be required to complete the program course prerequisites before beginning. Please contact Program Manager Jesse Cooley for more information.

Yes. You must meet with the International Programs Office prior to applying.

The Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) is a baccalaureate degree with a major in a technical area with substantial applied content. A B.A.S. degree incorporates and utilizes the credits from a previous associate’s degree, plus two more years of focused applied hands on learning within the courses. We build on associate degrees and provide workplace skills in specific career areas.

Yes. B.A.S. graduates from other Washington state B.A.S. programs have attended and graduated from master’s degree programs across the state. North Seattle College has purposely worked with four-year universities to review the B.A.S. curriculum in order to give B.A.S. graduates master’s degree opportunities.

Please call or email Program Manager Jesse Cooley. Phone: (206) 934-6131 Email: Jesse.Cooley@seattlecollegs.edu