The Bastyr University Pathway Program (BPP) seeks to streamline opportunities for students who are admissible to Bastyr University by all measures except English proficiency and specific undergraduate level coursework. Together with Seattle Central College, BPP assists students in achieving both the English proficiency and general education requirements for admission to Bastyr University. While completing the Pathway Program, Bastyr University will engage students in multiple ways to ensure that students feel included in the Bastyr community.
The route to Bastyr through the Bastyr Pathway Program is as follows:
Bastyr University will provide a letter of conditional admission to students who are admitted by all measures except English proficiency and specific undergraduate level coursework, with the stipulation that the student must successfully complete the English proficiency through Seattle Central’s SCIE/College Bridge Program. For more information on the English requirements to attend Bastyr, click here.
Seattle Central Institute has six levels of instruction and 3 different English as a Second Language programs (ESL). Each class is 5 days (10 hours)/week and take 1 quarter, (8-10) weeks to complete. Students are placed in English classes based on individual’s level of proficiency, and thus may not require all six levels.
There are three levels of Intensive English courses. Each class is five days (20 hours)/week and take one quarter, (8-10) weeks to complete. Each level consists of a Reading/Writing/Grammar portion and a Speaking/Listening/Grammar portion. For more information on the Intensive English Courses, click here.
College Bridge courses further enhance the students’ reading, critical thinking and participation skills needed to succeed at Bastyr University. Students who are enrolled in College Bridge register for 10-15 hours of English courses in addition to 2-10 hours of college level, general education courses. Classes that are taken in conjunction with English courses are as follows:
For more information on the College Bridge Courses, click here.
Upon completion of the SCIE/College Bridge Program, students may choose to take the additional classes required at Seattle Central College, North Seattle College or South Seattle College, whichever is most convenient to them. Bastyr University will accept and transfer approved college level courses that are taken as part of the Pathway Program and passed with the required GPA. Classes must be passed with a minimum GPA of 2.5, with no grade less than a C in all prerequisite courses.
Note: Both Bastyr University and Seattle Central College are Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified institutions in good standing and are authorized to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.
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At all points of the Pathway Program, Bastyr admissions and international student advisors are here for you. Meet with them frequently to ensure you’re completing the prerequisite coursework for your program of interest.