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Navigating the Bastyr Admissions Process: Tips and Tricks for Success

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If you’re considering pursuing a degree in natural health sciences, Bastyr University is an excellent choice. With more than 20 academic programs, Bastyr offers students the opportunity to discover a wide range of holistic healthcare disciplines and more. Take some time to explore your options and find the one that resonates with your passions and career goals. Each program is designed to educate through a whole-person perspective, empowering you to make a meaningful impact in your future career.

With so many options available, we understand that the admissions process can feel overwhelming. With that in mind, here’s a guide to help you navigate the process and prepare your best application. 

Preparing for Admissions

As you start exploring programs that interest you, it’s important to thoroughly research each degree program you’re considering. 

Bastyr offers programs that fall into several distinct areas of study: 

Once you’ve narrowed down your area of study, take time to understand the application requirements and deadlines for each program, in addition to the unique curriculum and learning opportunities available. 

If you have questions or need help choosing a program, our admissions team is here to support you. We take a personalized approach to admissions and would love to learn more about you and your goals for the future. You can schedule an appointment with an advisor at a time that works best for you. 

You can also learn more about Bastyr and our programs at a virtual or on-campus admissions event or through many of our on-demand webinars. If you don’t see any upcoming live events, check back at a later date. Better yet, sign up for more information and be the first to find out about admissions events throughout the year. 


The Application Process

Once you’ve decided on a program, the next step is to complete the application. Our online application is straightforward and easy to complete. It typically involves submitting transcripts,  a personal statement, and other materials. Some programs also require an interview. 

At Bastyr, we look for students who are passionate about health and wellness and have a strong academic record. A well-written personal statement can help set you apart from other applicants. Use this opportunity to showcase your unique experiences and explain why you’re interested in pursuing a degree at Bastyr.

Financial Aid

We know that how you’ll finance your degree is a crucial aspect of the admissions process. Pursuing a graduate degree is a significant investment — but it’s ultimately an investment in your own future and in the health and wellbeing of those you’ll serve. 

We encourage all students to explore the various financial aid options available, including federal student loans, scholarships and work-study programs. The financial aid department can help you identify which options may be the best fit for you and your individual financial situation. 

We also offer a variety of scholarships, including need- and merit-based scholarships and scholarships specific to certain degree programs. 

Awaiting Your Decision

Once your application is complete, it will be reviewed by the program’s admissions committee. As you await your decision, the admissions team is still available to continue answering any questions you have. This could also be a great time to visit campus or speak with a current student

You’ll receive a decision within a few weeks of your application being reviewed. 

  • If you’re accepted, congratulations! We look forward to welcoming you to the Bastyr community.
  • If not, don’t be discouraged. You can always schedule a follow-up meeting with an admissions advisor to discuss your options and next steps. 

The admissions process can be daunting, but with the right preparation and support you can successfully navigate it and pursue your passion. Remember, Bastyr is here to help you every step of the way and we’re excited to see where your journey takes you. 




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Bastyr University's academic and research programs have received international recognition for pioneering work in science-based natural medicine. We offer a learning environment that fosters serious inquiry, professional dedication and lifelong relationships. Your career begins here, where comprehensive training makes the difference.