​Steps to apply

Step 1

Step 2

  • Fill out a YVCC Application. This application has a $30 fee. Application is waived if you have been a student in the last twelve months.

Step 3

  •  Fill out and submit BAS Application. This application is FREE.
  •  Create a personal essay/statement to include but not limited to, previous experience, career goals, and application of the degree to career advancement. Additional topics could include personal or economic hardships or barriers applicant has had to overcome, and/or an accomplishment they are proud of.
  • Resume.
  • Two letters of recommendation from persons who know applicant’s work ethic (i.e., a supervisor or instructor). These letters should address applicant’s contributions to their work place, and how applicant would benefit from completing the BAS in Business Management Program.
  • Official transcripts from previous colleges.
  • Submit application materials to:
    BAS Admissions
    PO BOX 22520
    Yakima, WA 98907-2520

Step 4​

  • Applicants will need to complete a proficiency test in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. To do this, make an appointment by emailing bachelors@yvcc.edu or by calling 509.574.4772. If the applicant does not pass the test, they will need to enroll in and complete the Microsoft IT Academy which is a FREE online training course Microsoft offers through YVCC or enroll in and complete IT100 with a "C" or better. Students that have received a “C” or better in IT 100 will be able to waive the Microsoft IT Proficiency tests.

Final Admission Decision

  • Applicants will be ranked on a grading rubric using the required criteria.
  • Personal essays will be reviewed for evidence that the applicant is from a background that is typically underrepresented in business leadership positions and/or has demonstrated an ability to perform well as a student and/or as an employee, despite personal or economic challenges.
  • Letters of recommendation will be reviewed for evidence of strong work ethic and leadership potential.
  • Among equally qualified applicants, admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis.


  • Application deadline for priority consideration is May 1, 2015 at 5:00pm.
  • All applications received after May 1 will be admitted on a rolling admission basis, depending on space availability.
  • Notification date for priority applications is June 30, 2015.
  • Application files will not be processed or considered for admission until they are complete.