Seattle University uses a holistic application review that gives primary consideration to course selection and performance. We seek to enroll students who, beyond meeting the University's eligibility requirements, demonstrate high academic achievement; moral character; evidence of integrity and personal maturity; significant commitment to citizenship through public service, school activities; community involvement and leadership, and who represent a broad diversity of cultural, racial, geographic, and socio-economic backgrounds.
While our review process has no minimum GPA or minimum test score necessary for admission consideration, the middle 50% of enrolled students for fall 2011 fell within the following GPA and test score ranges:
Yes. The scores necessary for credit for each exam are outlined on the following pages:
Advanced Placement CreditInternational Baccalaureate Credit
Freshman applicants should apply by January 15 to receive priority consideration for admission, merit scholarships, and financial aid.
Either exam is acceptable; we have no preference for one over the other. We will consider the highest sub-scores, even if taken from exams on separate test dates.
SU does not require SAT subject tests.
Yes, you can apply online using the Common Application.
No; only one application is needed listing your intended major on the application.
Yes; the application fee can be paid online using a credit card if you submit the Common Application online. Applicants submitting a paper application or Universal College Application will need to send payment by check.
The application fee is waived for an applicant transferring directly to Seattle University after earning an AA degree from a Washington State Community College.
Yes; you would apply as a non-matriculated applicant which is a non-degree seeking student.
No. In order to receive financial aid you need to be a matriculated student.
Yes. You can apply to Seattle University without a two year degree.
Please refer to the transfer section of the website for transfer credit information.
Please refer to the freshman or transfer sections of the website for notification timelines.
While international students do not qualify for federal financial aid, students are eligible for merit scholarship consideration.
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