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. Register for Orientation
Transfer SUccess Orientation is your gateway to meeting your advisor, learning about important campus resources, and registering for classes. 

Please complete the New Transfer Student Tutorial and Pre-Registration Survey to secure your spot in orientation. 

You will not be able to officially register for classes until you meet with your advisor at orientation.

3. 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
4. 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:   

5. 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   

6. 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

7. 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.

8. Student Provided 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. Student Provided Access Authorization allows students to give a third party, such as a parent or guardian, access to their academic and or financial records. This permission is effective during the dates listed online and access will be given as long as the third party can provide the access word assigned. Academic records may include academic performance, class schedules, grades, and grade point averages. Having access to financial records allows authorized users to access billing, financial aid, and payment options all online. There are varying levels of access which a student can pick and choose from, such as verbal or electronic consent. Students may give access via SUOnline in the “Students” menu under “User Account” options. For instructions on grant/gaining access view our step-by-step guide.

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