Transfer Student Checklist

Welcome to SU! This guide outlines the actions you need to take to complete your acceptance and enrollment. Completing these steps will help to make your Redhawk transition a smooth one. If you have questions on any particular item, please use the contact information for that item.  

Priority Steps Before the Quarter Starts
1. Activate your MySU account

MySU is your online gateway to Seattle University. You'll be able to access SUOnline, pay tuition, search for classes, review transfer credits and more.

  • Click Recover/Set Password
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to access your account.

2. Report Immunization Records
All undergraduates are required to provide proof of certain immunizations before starting classes.

  •  Submit documentation at and send a hard copy of your records to the Student Health Center for verification.
  • For more information, contact Student Health at:
  • Nursing students: you will need to complete the immunization requirements of Seattle University, but also the requirements for the College of Nursing in the BSN Health Packet.

3. Register for Orientation
More information coming soon

4. Submit Deposit & Pay Tuition
Students admitted for Fall quarter must confirm enrollment by paying a $200 tuition deposit by May 1 or within 30 days of acceptance.

  • Students enrolling in Winter/Spring/Summer do not have to pay the deposit.
  • Pay the deposit & tuition at SUOnline 
  • Tuition information and due dates can also be found on SUOnline.

Other Important Steps
5. Accept or Waive Health Insurance
SU requires all full-time (enrolled in 12 or more credits) undergraduates to have health insurance. Seattle U provides insurance and will automatically add the fee to your tuition. 

You can either confirm or waive (if you already have health insurance) at:   

6. Apply for Aid
If you plan on applying for financial aid (including federal loans), make sure you have completed a FAFSA for this year and indicated Seattle U as an intended university.

Find out more about Financial Aid (including work study, grants, and scholarships) at   

7. Buy Your Books
Once you're registered for classes, it's a good idea to buy your books.

  • The bookstore is also a great place to buy new technological gadgets and to get your hands on some SU swag

8. Sign-Up for Housing
Freshman and Sophomores under 21 are required to live on campus. Juniors and Seniors can also live in campus residence halls and apartments on a space available basis.

  • Are you an upperclassman looking for apartments in the area? is a great resource to find housing near SU.

9. Parental Access to Financial & Academic Information (FERPA Waiver)
Once a student arrives at SU and begins classes, the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prohibits SU from sharing financial or academic information with parents unless a FERPA waiver is in place. Students may authorize disclosures to parents via the Records Access Permission and Parent Link Authorization forms, described below.

• Records Access Permission: Allows SU staff to discuss coursework, registration and financial accounts with parents. Grades will never be disclosed.
• Parent Link Authorization: Grants online access to view and pay SU bill. Does NOT allow SU staff to discuss the student’s bill with parents.

Both forms may be accessed and completed via SUOnline in the “Students” menu under “User Account” options.
Important Resources
You will find out much more about the wealth of resources available to you at Transfer SUccess Orientation. Here are a few key links to get you started.

Commuter & Transfer Student Life
CTSL offers a variety of services and programs to help transfer students get involved. They sponsor events like brown bag lunches, discussion groups, barbecues, and even weekly pancake breakfasts.

  • Are you a veteran student? Head to for important resources and VA benefit information.

Course Planning
If you want to know more about majors & minors, what classes are required, and the typical course sequence for a transfer student, check our degree planning resources page at:  

Join a Collegia!
A Collegia is your home away from home. They are equipped with computers, kitchenettes, and lounge spaces. Take a break between classes or meet fellow transfer students during lunch. Find out more at:   

We look forward to seeing you at Orientation! 








Mara Rempe, Ph.D.


Carly Darcher, M.Ed.


Be Advised: We can serve you best if you send your inquiry by email. If you have a question please email us and include your full name.

Department of New Student Registration
901 12th Ave. P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090 
(206) 296-5630