Admissions: Cyber Security Bachelor's Degree

Admissions:

Ready to apply? Here's how.

The SANS Technology Institute (SANS.edu) bachelor's degree program is offered in partnership with Montgomery College in Maryland. You'll begin your studies at Montgomery College (70 credits) and complete advanced cybersecurity coursework at the SANS.edu (50 credits). Follow the steps below to apply to SANS.edu.


Minimum Program Requirements

  • You don't need prior cyber security experience, but before beginning your studies at SANS.edu, you must complete an AAS plus an additional 10 general education credits from Montgomery College, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • You must be at least 18 years old at the time you enroll.
  • For more detailed information, please review the Application Overview and Instructions.

SANS.edu Admissions Deadlines

Apply by the 15th of any month and you'll receive a decision the next month.

Application Due
Receive Admissions Decision On
Begin New Student Orientation
December 15
January 15
February 1
January 15
February 15
March 1
February 15
March 15
April 1

If admitted, you will be eligible to join the next available New Student Orientation (NSO), which begins on the first of each month.

Admissions Overview

To apply for admission or provisional admission to the SANS.edu bachelor's degree program, follow the steps below.

Click on the category that best matches your status.

  •     First-Year Student

    High school students, or students who have never attended college, can apply and receive provisional admission to SANS.edu, which is pending completion of an AAS in Cybersecurity and 10 additional general education credits from Montgomery College (MC).

    You can maintain provisional admissions to SANS.edu for up to 3 years. At the time you transfer to SANS.edu, any catalog updates or tuition rate changes will apply.

    Earn your bachelor's degree following these steps:

    1. Apply to Montgomery College (MC) here.
    2. Apply for provisional admission to SANS.edu here.
    3. Attend MC and complete the AAS in Cybersecurity, plus an additional 10 general education credits.
    4. Transfer to SANS.edu upon completion of coursework at MC.
    5. Complete your bachelor's degree at SANS.edu.
  •     Transfer Student

    Students can apply and receive admission or provisional admission to SANS.edu, pending their completion of an AAS in Cybersecurity and 10 additional general education credits at Montgomery College (MC).

    You can maintain provisional admissions to SANS.edu for up to 3 years. At the time you transfer to SANS.edu, any catalog updates or tuition rate changes will apply.

    Students who attended or are currently attending Montgomery College (MC)

    Earn your bachelor's degree following these steps:

    1. Apply for admissions or provisional admission to SANS.edu here.
    2. Complete the AAS in Cybersecurity plus an additional 10 general education credits at MC.
    3. Transfer to SANS.edu upon completion of the AAS in Cybersecurity.
    4. Complete your bachelor's degree at SANS.edu.

    Students who have never taken courses at Montgomery College (MC)

    Earn your bachelor's degree following these steps:

    1. Apply to Montgomery College (MC) here.
    2. Apply for provisional admission to SANS.edu here.
    3. Attend MC and complete the AAS in Cybersecurity, plus an additional 10 general education credits.
    4. Transfer to SANS.edu upon completion of the AAS in Cybersecurity.
    5. Complete your bachelor's degree at SANS.edu.

If you are unsure if you meet the minimum program requirements or have questions, please schedule a call with one of our Admissions Specialists.

To complete your application, review the Application Overview and Instructions.

A complete SANS.edu application includes:

  1. Application Form
  2. Résumé
  3. Official Transcripts
  4. Aptitude Assessment
  5. Application Fee

Next Steps for Admitted Students

If admitted or provisionally admitted, you will receive a formal Offer of Admission and be asked to confirm your enrollment in the SANS Technology Institute.

We'll also provide instructions for attending the mandatory New Student Orientation. You'll need to complete New Student Orientation before you can register for your first course.

Admissions Quick Links

  •     Transcript Submission

    Have Montgomery College and any other schools where a degree was conferred submit official transcripts directly to transcripts@sans.edu. If electronic delivery is not an option, please mail official, sealed copies to:

    SANS Technology Institute
    PO Box 184
    Pella, IA 50219

  •     Aptitude Assessment

    Applicants to the SANS Technology Institute are required to complete a 2-hour online assessment which covers areas such as networking and operating systems, and measures general information security aptitude. A link to complete the aptitude assessment can be found in the application portal after submitting your application form.

    IMPORTANT: If you have previously completed an aptitude assessment with SANS, as part of a prior application to SANS.edu or to a SANS Immersion Academy, please notify us at info@sans.edu.

  •     Application Fee Submission

    In order to complete the application process, students must submit the non-refundable $35 application fee. The fee can be paid online through our payment suite.


Questions?

We're happy to help.
Email info@sans.edu or call (301) 241-7665.