College of Science and Engineering
Advising Center

Transfer Students

  • We are glad that you are considering applying to Seattle University! We have a great tradition of welcoming transfer students into our learning community and preparing them for success after graduation. In fact, more than half of our seniors in engineering and computer science came to Seattle University as transfer students. I encourage you to explore our Web site and discover how the College of Science and Engineering may be just what you're looking for. With exceptional faculty, small classes, and high standards, we measure our success by the success of our students.

    Michael J. Quinn, Ph.D.
    Dean, College of Science and Engineering

    Hear from Other Transfer Students

    "Seattle U's Computer Science Department was amazing and the transfer process was easy. They actually want you in their program. On top of that, they offer a really interesting year-long capstone project. In the senior year students are placed on a team to design a software product for a local company. For example, my team worked on a mobile ultrasound image sharing application for Philips. It was a great life experience and taught me a lot about real world software development. The teachers are great, the class sizes are small, and you can really get a lot out of the program. I recommend it highly."

    Kyle Zielinski
    Computer Science, Class of 2011

    "There are a lot of things about the SU experience which I enjoyed, especially as a commuter student … the commuter accommodations provided by SU are unparalleled. The availability and accessibility of professors, collaborative student environment and well equipped labs made it easy to excel academically. SU was also very conducive to extracurricular involvement in departmental activities, professional engineering societies and SU community events ⎯ even as a student living off campus. I am now successfully enrolled in the UW Professional Master's Program and have a great start to my career as an electrical engineer at a local aerospace electronics company."

    Igor Parkman
    Electrical Engineering, Class of 2010
    Astronics Corporation 2012-13

    Admitted and Readmitted Transfers

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    If you have been admitted to the College of Science and Engineering, congratulations! In your acceptance packet you will find the Transfer Enrollment Next Steps booklet with a checklist to compete over the coming weeks.

    The New Student Registration office will take you through the checklist step by step.

    Once you have activated your SU account and paid the $200 tuition deposit (for fall quarter start), contact the Science and Engineering Advising Center at (206) 296-2500 to set up an appointment for advising and registration with an advisor.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Where do I go for my advising appointment?

    The Science and Engineering Advising Center, Engineering 300.

    What should I bring to my advising appointment?

    Bring your acceptance packet and an unofficial transcript showing most recent courses taken and coursework in progress.

    How do I prepare for my advising appointment?

    Review the program evaluation in your acceptance packet together with the typical curriculum plan for your major, and prepare a list of any questions you may have.

    Is there an orientation for transfer students?

    Yes, after you have met with the transfer advisor to plan your class schedule, you will attend a Transfer Success Session.

    Where do I receive my a parking permit, and how much is it?

    Visit Public Safety for information on parking permits is available from the Department of Public Safety and Transportation, located in the University Services Building.