Albers School of Business and Economics

New Students

  • New Student Checklist for Professional MBA, MPAC, and MSF

    Congratulations and welcome to Albers! Whether you are starting a program to change careers, enhance your skills, or seek a promotion, we are excited that you chose to do so at Seattle University. Below are important steps you will need to take in order to start your first quarter off smoothly. If you have any questions throughout this process, please feel free to contact your Academic Advisor. We look forward to meeting you at your Advising Orientation soon!

    -Albers Graduate Program Staff

    1. Confirm your acceptance by visiting SU Online.

    Click the grey login tab, your UserID is the first part of your email address (without the Click the green Prospective Students tab, and follow the steps to confirm your acceptance. No fee or deposit is required to confirm. Please note that until you have confirmed your acceptance, and until you attend your AO, you will not be able to register for courses.

    2. RSVP for the new student events.

    3. Take care of Restrictions before your AO.

    Click the grey login tab, click the yellow Students tab, and under Registration click Student Restrictions. Any restrictions will be shown. Contact the department listed to take appropriate steps to remove these restrictions. The BUEGV Advising: Grad Business restriction will be removed by Albers Graduate Program office after you attend your AO. Please note that until all restrictions are removed and until you attend your AO, you will not be able to register.

    4. Plan courses for your first quarter.

    Review the waiver information in the Pre-Orientation Email that you received. Considering the courses or prerequisites you waived, determine potential classes you may take during your first quarter. The resources below will assist you in this planning. If you have questions that cannot be answered by these resources, contact your Academic Advisor.

    • Curriculum for Professional MBA, MPAC, MSF, MPAC/MSF Joint Degree
    • List of course offerings for Summer Quarter 2014 and Fall Quarter 2014 can be found on the Student Resources page under Academic Resources.
    • Your Program Evaluation will be another helpful resource to you in course planning. Login to, click the yellow Students tab, then under Academic Profile click the link to Program Evaluation.
      If Professional MBA:
    • Remember to also make plans to complete any prerequisites needed before beginning your first quarter.
    • Select your cohort preference via the Cohort Selection Form before attending your orientation. Completing this form is required in order to be registered for your core class during your first quarter.

    5. Attend your Advising Orientation (AO).

    At your AO, you will learn more about your graduate program, registration, and university policies and resources. You will also meet your academic advisors and have the opportunity to ask additional questions regarding your academic plan. Please remember, you will not be able to register for courses until after you attend an AO.

    6. Register for classes!

    For a tutorial on how to register for classes, Login to, click the yellow Students tab, then under Registration click the link to VIDEO: How to Register for Classes.
    OR, download the How to Register pdf.

    If MPAC:

    You are required to meet with Accounting Program Chair, Bruce Koch, prior to registering. You can contact his Administrative Assistant, Jani Medeiros to schedule an appointment at or by phone (206) 296-5690.