College of Arts and Sciences
Arts and Sciences Advising Center

Transfer Students

  • Admitted Transfer Students

    Admitted transfer students receive personalized advising and registration assistance in their first quarter from the Arts & Sciences Advising Center and cross-campus colleagues at a mandatory Transfer SUccess Orientation Event.  Orientation invitations are emailed to confirmed students and are three hour events designed for the following goals:

    1. Plan for course registration
    2. Development of an educational plan
    3. Introduction to academic and university support resources.

    To register for your Transfer SUccess Orientation, complete the online Transfer Pre-Registration Survey, link provided in the New Transfer Student Checklist

    Prospective Transfer Students

    Thank you for your interest in transferring to the College of Arts and Sciences at Seattle University. 

    To schedule an advising appointment to explore degree requirements, transfer credit information and learn about university services, please call 206.296.2840.

    Preparing to transfer is an important process.  Please know that there are many resources available to assist you: 

    • Select the Transfer Admission Tab under the Apply to SU menu on the Admissions Website for admission requirements, timeline information, application, financial aid, and student life.
    • Get to know the SU programs by exploring the SU Catalog.  Select Undergraduate Catalog, then Majors.
    • Note that in addition to completing Core and Major requirements, the College of Arts and Sciences has the following College requirements:

      • Modern Languages: All students must demonstrate proficiency in a modern language.  This requirement may be satisfied in one of the following ways: 1) successful completion of at least the third quarter or second semester of a first-year modern language series, 2) satisfactory placement demonstrating proficiency equivalent through the end of one year of study, 3) completion of three quarters of first-year American Sign Language.
      • HIST 1210 (Modern Civilization) or HIST 2310 (U.S. History) is required with the following exceptions:  Asian Studies and International Studies majors are required to take HIST 1210 due to the nature of the program.  Environmental Studies majors take HIST 3510 instead of 1210/2310.
    • Review our transfer credit policy.
    • Attending a Washington State Community College?  Check out our Transfer Guides!
    • For all other institutions, visit our Transfer Course Equivalency Guide.
    • Students who complete an approved Associates degree will be guaranteed junior standing (90 quarter transfer credits) upon admission to Seattle University.  All Core requirements except the following five Essential Core courses will be waived: UCOR 2100 Theological Explorations, UCOR 2500 Philosophy of the Human Person, UCOR 2900 Ethical Reasoning, one UCOR 3000 level Global Challenges course dependent on your major, and one Capstone course in your major.  The following approved tracks exist: 
    State: Degree:
    Washington  Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) Associate of Arts
    California Associate of Arts degree following the IGETC Track
    Arizona Associate of Arts degree following the AGEC-A Track
    Oregon Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree (AA/OT)

    If you have any questions, please call 206.296.2840.

    Prior to your appointment, complete your homework assignment!