How to Apply

Application Deadline

Please note: We have a rolling admissions process, which means we review complete applications and make admissions decisions as applications are received.


Application Requirements

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Successful applicants will have met the following criteria:

  • A minimum of 3 years work experience, paid or unpaid
  • A minimum of 64 semester units of acceptable transfer credit from accredited post-secondary institutions with a minimum grade of “C-“ and overall GPA of 2.0. (Acceptable courses are those that would be also transferable to the University of California; career-related professional courses that are also transferable only to the California State University systems may also be accepted.)

Application Checklist

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Before you apply:

  1. Email your unofficial transcripts and current resume to program manager, Kristine Puffer at
  2. Receive pre-counseling to determine your target date of admission
  3. Attend an on campus information session or a one-on-one session.
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Submit Your Application

Start Your BALOS Application by uploading the following:

  • Official Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • Preferred contact information for two references
  • Personal Learning Inventory

Questions about the application process? Contact us.


Post-Application: What to Expect If Accepted

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Receive your admission letter

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Accept offer and pay deposit

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Receive your St. Mary's account and activate with password

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Start class with your cohort!