Degree Completion Admissions

BVU has transfer plans with 16 community colleges, ensuring that 100% of associate's degree credits transfer to BVU.

Admissions Requirements - Degree Completion

The Bachelor of Applied Studies program is for students who have completed an associate of science, associate of applied science, associate of applied arts or a comparable degree.

How to Apply

  • Although personal interviews are not required, applicants are urged to confer with an advisor.
  • Request that official transcript(s) from each college or university previously attended be sent to BVU. Without official transcripts and records, a student will not be allowed to register beyond the initial semester.
  • Complete the BVU Degree Completion Application
  • If you will be applying for financial assistance including student loans, complete the Free Application for Federal Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) at
  • Students who have previously earned a B.A. or B.S. degree may be eligible to earn a second bachelor’s degree from Buena Vista University.

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