Where should application materials be sent?
All application materials should be sent to the following address:
Office of Graduate AdmissionSeattle University901 12th AvenueP.O. Box 222000Seattle, WA 98122-1090
If we receive supporting materials such as a recommendation or resume before receiving your application we will begin a preliminary file and match documents with your application when it arrives. Preliminary documents are kept on file for 1 year. After 1 year documents will be purged.
To be considered official, transcripts must be received in a sealed envelope from the college or university. Transcripts may be delivered to our office via the applicant as long as it remains in its original unopened university envelope.
Each program has its own unique admission requirements. Some programs require standardized test scores and others do not. Certain programs may also only require scores if your GPA falls below a certain number. For information on the admission requirements for a specific program, please see the graduate programs list and search for your program of interest. Please be aware that test scores are required from any applicant who does not have at least 2 years of graded coursework from which to calculate a GPA.
Your GPA will first be calculated based upon your last 2 years of graded coursework from your bachelor's degree. A second GPA will be calculated based upon your last two years of graded coursework from your bachelor's degree plus anything taken since. If your GPA falls below a certain number, we may calculate a 4 year GPA as well. For post-master's certificates and programs as well as the doctoral program your GPA will be based upon the master’s GPA.
You will receive email notification when your application is first received and entered into our student information system. The email will be sent to the address indicated on the application. Depending on the time of year receipt of this email may take several weeks. A letter letting you know the status of your application including any missing documents will be mailed once your application has been processed. All final decisions are sent by postal mail.
Yes, unless you have earned a bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution in the United States and have been living in an English-speaking country for the last two years.
No, we do not have a form that allows applicants to authorize transcripts to be sent to us. Transcript ordering procedures vary from one institution to another and we suggest you familiarize yourself with the requirements for your institution(s) to insure that we can be sent official transcripts in a timely fashion.How will I receive my admission decision?
Decision letters are sent by postal mail so be certain that we have your current mailing address on file.