Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We admit a new cohort for the BAS IST program each fall quarter for the Application Development and Artificial Intelligence concentrations. The Cybersecurity concentration admits students in Fall, Winter and Spring quarters based on space.

Students must have an Associate degree in an information technology or computer science related field from a regionally accredited institution, or Program Prerequisites or equivalent credits that represent the combination of program admission required courses and other college-level credits.

Yes, you can find specific course prerequisites listed under the current course catalog.

Yes, students who have not been admitted to the program can register for up to 10 credits of coursework on a space-available basis, if they have appropriate prerequisites. To find out if you qualify to take a course and receive an entry code, contact the Program Manager.

Yes, you can apply when the application opens in January and any admission decision would be contingent upon your completion of prerequisite courses with acceptable GPA as described in the admission requirements.

Technology and math coursework will only be applied toward admission requirements if it was taken in the last 5 years. Other coursework (i.e. English, humanities, science) can be applied no matter the date completed.

Yes, you may qualify. Please be aware that there are deadlines that need to be met in order to qualify. Please contact the Financial Aid office for more details:

Tuition for this state-support program follows the general Bellevue College tuition rates for upper division courses. There are some lower division courses that are part of the BAS program. These courses will be charged at the lower division rate. Refer to the Tuition & Fees page:

Some classes may be available online, but many are offered primarily on the Bellevue College main campus.

Yes. You will receive a letter advising you of additional courses you need to take or other ways to strengthen your application for the next time you apply.

Yes. You will be able to build on your body of knowledge if certain courses are taken before others. Your sequence of courses will vary depending on whether you attend full-time or part-time, and on your previous education. Your program manager will help you develop an individualized academic plan based on course offerings that makes sense for your schedule.

No, if they share one BAS degree title you can only select one area of concentration.

After admission, the BAS degree totals 90 credits and can be completed in 6 quarters of full-time attendance, typically three courses each quarter. Individual pacing is possible, but students should plan on taking at least one course each quarter so that the material remains current and relevant.

For the specifics on Academic Standing policy, please read the full policy here:

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), a regional institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education, has granted Bellevue College accreditation at the baccalaureate level.

Yes. This is a state-supported program, thus it is eligible for state employee waivers.

Our website contains the best information. You may also contact the Program Manager to discuss the program in more detail.

Last Updated August 10, 2021