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College’s bachelor’s program offers priority status for applicants
Posted: 2/7/2014 The Centralia College Bachelor of Applied Science in Management (BASM) degree program is accepting applications for consideration for priority admission for fall quarter 2014. Students can enter the program only in fall quarter.

Qualifying students who apply before March 3 will have priority for admission, financial aid packages and scholarships.

Fifty-six students are currently in the bachelor’s degree offering that began in fall 2012; the first class will graduate this June. Those considering applying to the bachelor’s degree program should apply now. Selection into the program is merit based, which requires applicants to hold an associate in arts degree from an accredited college, have some work experience, and meet certain other criteria. Larry McGee, associate dean of the college’s baccalaureate programs, will work with individuals to determine whether they meet entry requirements.

McGee said that students currently enrolled in a two-year degree program who expect to receive their degree this summer and are interested in the BASM should also apply now.

“We are considering students for fall 2014 entry,” McGee said. “We are accredited, endorsed by community leaders, and our students who qualify are receiving financial aid. We are building a very strong bachelor’s degree program.” Based on the interest for fall 2014 enrollment, late applicants may find all seats taken.

The program is suited for those who prefer to earn a degree while continuing to live and work in the community and who look forward to the prospect of putting that degree to use in this region. The degree is offered in a hybrid format, a blend of online and face-to-face classes, which means students do not have to give up a day job or relocate outside of the community.

The Centralia College program has the highest retention rate of any bachelor's degree program offered by any of the state's two-year colleges. "This is an indication of our commitment to helping students succeed and the students' commitment to attaining a bachelor's degree," McGee said.

Anyone interested in the BASM program is invited to contact McGee at 360.736.9391, ext. 432, or lmcgee@centralia.edu, or visit http://bachelors.centralia.edu.

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