BGI Certificates

Welcome to our vibrant community of people bring sustainability to the global economy. Together, we can change business for good!

We are currently accepting applications for certificate programs beginning in the fall of 2015. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and materials can be submitted in any order. Please direct questions to admissions@pinchot.edu.

DIVERSITY

Different opinions, backgrounds and life experiences create a dynamic learning community. Pinchot is committed to diversity of (but not limited to) race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, nation of origin, socio-economic status, sexual orientation and physical ability.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

International applicants whose baccalaureate degree was not completed in English must provide evidence of English proficiency by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum TOEFL iBT Total Score Requirement: 90. Minimum TOEFL PBT Total Score Requirement: 600. International applicants with extensive work experience or previous study in the U.S. may request to have the TOEFL requirement waived. TOEFL scores are valid for two years from the test date. BGI’s institution code is 1924.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENROLLED STUDENTS

Upon enrollment, students in BGI at Pinchot’s MBA programs are required to complete a prerequisite online Financial Accounting course through Harvard Business School prior to their first quarter. Please contact admissions@pinchot.edu with any questions.

Step 1 · Personal Information

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Certificate Personal Information

Certificate Specification

WEEKLY format: Classes are face-to-face every week on a weekday evening. MONTHLY format: Classes are face-to-face one weekend per month (called an intensive). Online coursework held in-between intensives.


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Academic Background



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Step 2 · Application Fee

For your application to be considered, a one-time $75 non-refundable application fee is required. Please choose from one of the following payment options.

Online

Pay online through our secure online form. Choose Fees & Events.

Phone

Please call 206-855-9559. We will be happy to process your credit card payment.

Mail

To pay the application fee by mail, please print out our payment form and either mail it with your check or money order to:

Pinchot University

Attn: Student Accounts

220 Second Avenue South Suite 400

Seattle, WA 98104

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Step 3 · Transcripts

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Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is a requirement for admission to Pinchot.  To complete an application for admission to BGI at Pinchot’s Certificate Programs, Pinchot requires that you submit an official transcript from the college or university from which you earned your bachelor’s degree. Pinchot accepts official transcripts received electronically from the issuing school’s registrar.

TRANSCRIPT INSTRUCTIONS

BGI must receive an official transcript from the college or university you earned your bachelor’s degree from. Although we only require an official transcript from the institution from which you earned your bachelor’s degree, should you list additional colleges or institutions on your application materials  (resume, application, etc.), then you must submit corresponding official transcripts. Please make certain your correspondence with us is in agreement regarding the institutions listed on your application materials and the transcripts you submit.

Students who have earned degrees from institutions issuing non-graded transcripts must submit official results from MAT, GMAT or GRE.

To obtain your official transcripts, you’ll need to contact each school’s registrar’s office and make a request.

Your official transcripts must document:

  • satisfactory completion of a bachelor’s degree;
  • all courses completed;
  • all grades received.

Your official transcripts must be:

  • issued and embossed by each school’s registrar;
  • sealed by each of the issuing school’s registrar or associated clearing house service (opened or tampered envelopes are not acceptable);
  • and sent directly (transcripts coming from any other source are not acceptable) to Pinchot at:

Mailing Address
Pinchot University
Attn: Admissions
220 Second Avenue South, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104

IMPORTANT NOTE: Opened or tampered transcript envelopes or transcripts coming from any other source other than the schools (or associated clearing house service) themselves are considered unofficial and unacceptable. Transcripts “issued to student” are not considered official transcripts and are unacceptable.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

International applicants whose baccalaureate degree was not completed in English must provide evidence of English proficiency by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).  Minimum TOEFL iBT Total Score Requirement: 90. Minimum TOEFL PBT Total Score Requirement: 600. International applicants with extensive work experience or previous study in the U.S. may request to have the TOEFL requirement waived. TOEFL scores are valid for two years from the test date. BGI’s institution code is 1924.

FOREIGN TRANSCRIPTS: If you have studied outside of the U.S., your foreign academic credentials and official transcripts will need to be evaluated by an approved agency recognized by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) to determine the degree equivalent within the U.S. educational system. You will need to pay for and provide this information. Please contact the Admissions Department for more information.

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Step 4 · Resume

Submit your resume or CV to admissions@pinchot.edu in MS Word or PDF format.

Step 5 · Essay

In other sections of the application we learn about what you have done through your academic and professional accomplishments, in the essays we are looking to discover who you are as a leader and what you are passionate about in sustainability.

  • Sustainability covers a wide variety of areas including food, renewable energy, organizational development, and supply chain management to name a few. In your specific area of interest, describe how you intend to contribute to the solution to the biggest challenges facing our society and businesses. (375-425 words only, please)
  • Describe
 a
 specific
 activity
 or
 organization 
in
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 were
 directly
 involved
 as 
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leader or activist.

 What
 challenges
 did
 you
 face,
 how
 did 
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 resolve
 them,
 what
 did
 the experience reveal as strengths and where did you discover opportunities for improvement? (375-425 words only, please)

Please answer both questions and submit them as a PDF to admissions@pinchot.edu.