Who is considered a transfer student?
You are considered a transfer student if you are a high school graduate who has completed a college level course at a college, university, or any other school after graduating from high school.Return to Top Menu.
I am in high school and taking college courses. Am I considered a transfer student?
If you are a high school student and are enrolled in Running Start, dual enrollment, International Baccalaureate or have earned AP credit, you are considered a first time freshman applicant.Return to Top Menu.
If I applied to Seattle University before, do I need to reapply?
If you applied to SU in January of 2012 or later you can fill out an update form. If you applied prior to January of 2012, please fill out the Transfer Common Application or Seattle University Transfer Application. Return to Top Menu.
Do I need to reapply as a transfer student if I applied as a freshman while in high school?
If you have earned college credits after graduating from high school you should re-apply as a transfer student. If you previously applied to SU in January of 2012 or later you can fill out an update form. If you applied prior to January of 2012, please fill out a new Transfer Common Application or Seattle University Transfer Application. Return to Top Menu.
Can I be re-considered for admission if I have been denied admission to Seattle U in the past?
In order to be considered for admission after a denial, it is recommended that you complete additional coursework and that an upward trend can be seen in your GPA for consecutive quarters. Applicants should submit updated transcripts and check for changes in prerequisites and or new application material requirements. Prior to re-applying, students may want to schedule an appointment with an Admissions Counselor at SU in order to make sure they are on track.Return to Top Menu.
Do I have to complete an associate's degree to transfer?
Transfer applicants are not required to complete an associate's degree; however, there may be benefits depending on the program of interest.Return to Top Menu.
What is the required GPA to be admitted as a transfer student?
A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 (on a scale where an A is 4.00) is usually required for transfer admission
. Applications are reviewed carefully; primary consideration given to course selection and individual course performance. The average GPA of admitted transfer students (based on transferable credits alone) is 3.34. Please check the webpage of the individual major that you are interested in for specific admission requirements. Return to Top Menu.
I am ready to apply as a transfer/ post baccalaureate student. What do I do?
The Steps to apply as a transfer student include submitting the following:
This information can be found here.
A YouTube video has been created to instruct students how to bypass School Forms that are not required by Seattle University. To view the video follow this link.Return to Top Menu.
What application should I use?
To apply to Seattle University, submit the Seattle University Transfer Application or Common Application for transfer admission and Seattle University Member Supplement.
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Are standardized tests or interviews required (SAT/ACT)?
Applicants with fewer than 45 transferable quarter college credits are required to submit ACT or SAT scores. Scores are not required for transfers with more than 45 transferable quarter credits. Interviews are not required.Return to Top Menu.
Do I need to send a high school transcript?
Transfer applicants who have completed fewer than 45 quarter credits at a college or university following high school graduation at the time of applying to SU are required to submit official copies of their final high school transcripts with their application for admission. Students who applied to Seattle University as freshmen while enrolled in high school must submit an official final high school transcript if they did not previously send one to SU.Return to Top Menu.
Do I have to send all of my college transcripts?
Yes, you must submit separate official transcripts from each college, university or professional school attended. Official transcripts should be sent directly to the Admissions Office by the issuing institution. The mailing address for admissions materials is:
Seattle UniversityAdmissions Office901 12th AvePO Box 222000Seattle, WA 98122-1090
Do I need recommendation letters to apply as a transfer student?
Letters of recommendation are welcome but not mandatory.
May I request a waiver of the application fee?
Applicants for whom the application fee would prove a genuine hardship may request a waiver via the Common Application or Seattle University Transfer Application. SU specific fee waivers are available for applicants who: have an immediate family member who graduated from SU, attended College Planning Day, or are members of Rainier Scholars or Black Achievers. In addition, the fee is not required of students who will have completed an associate's degree at a Washington, Arizona, California or Oregon state community college by the time of enrollment and who are transferring directly to SU.
What are the transfer application deadlines?
To review deadlines for transfer students, visit here.Return to Top Menu.
How will I know if Seattle University has received all of my application materials?
After an applicant has completed the admissions requirements to apply to the university, they should expect an email within 2 weeks from Admissions with their student id number. Once they have received this information, they will be able to check their application status online by using the form here.Students may also contact the admissions office at 206-220-8040 or email
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How long does it take to hear back after my application is complete?
Transfer applications are processed and evaluated on a rolling basis and an admission decision is typically mailed 6-8 weeks after an application is completed. Admission decisions for nursing and diagnostic ultrasound applicants are mailed in March. Applicants will be notified of their admission decision via post, not email.Return to Top Menu.
What is the maximum number of credits that I can transfer?
Seattle University grants the maximum credit possible to meet degree requirements for courses taken at other accredited institutions. An official evaluation of transfer coursework will be provided upon admission to SU. Students transferring from a community college may transfer up to 90 quarter credits to Seattle University. Students transferring from a four year institution may transfer up to 135 quarter credits. All Seattle University students are required to complete the last 45 quarter credit hours of their bachelor's degree coursework at Seattle University.
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How will my credits transfer?
Seattle University grants the maximum credit possible to meet degree requirements for courses taken at other regionally accredited institutions. With a direct transfer associate of arts or associate of science degree from a WA state community college, the IGETC from a CA community college, the Oregon associate of arts transfer degree or an associate of arts AGEC-A from an Arizona community college, 90 quarter credits transfer directly and junior standing is granted at entrance. Seattle University's Transfer Credit Policy and course equivalency guides can be located here.Return to Top Menu.
When will my transcripts be evaluated?
An official evaluation of transfer coursework will be included in the acceptance packet upon admission to SU. Seattle University's Transfer Credit Policy and course equivalency guides can be found here.Return to Top Menu.
I received my official program evaluation with my acceptance packet and I have some questions. Who should I contact?
Contact the Registrar's Office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (206) 220-8030.Return to Top Menu.
English is not my first language. How do I provide proof of English Proficiency?
Applicants may submit one of the following:
No, while we recognize the benefits of English at the college level, applicants for whom English is a not the first/native language
must demonstrate English Proficiency regardless of English language studies, academic history, residence in the United States or other English-speaking countries, or immigration status.Return to Top Menu
I have received my Associates degree; do I still need to provide proof of English Proficiency?
Yes, applicants, for whom English is not the first/native language, must demonstrate English Proficiency regardless of English language studies, academic history, residence in the United States or other English-speaking countries, or immigration status.Return to Top Menu
administers more than $103 million per year in financial aid. Scholarships,
grants, awards, loans and employment aid are all available. An analysis of need
is determined through FAFSA and all applicants are automatically considered for
merit scholarships. The FAFSA can be found here.
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Are scholarships available?
students with at least 36 transferable credit hours will be automatically
considered for one of three transfer merit awards based on GPA prior to
enrollment at SU. The link to find more information about these awards can be found
here. Return to Top Menu
Are financial aid and scholarships available for
international transfer students?
international students do not qualify for federal financial aid, international students
are eligible for merit scholarship consideration. Two scholarships, the Messina and Xavier are available for
international students who transfer with at least 36 transferable credit hours.However, transfer students required to complete the Culture
& Language Bridge program to meet English Proficiency requirements are not
eligible for merit awards. To review this
information online follow this link.Return to Top Menu
I already have a bachelor’s degree. Am I eligible to receive
financial aid and scholarships?
students are not eligible for merit-based scholarships from Seattle University. An analysis
of financial need is determined through FAFSA. The FAFSA can be found here.Return to Top Menu
Is there an orientation program available for transfer students?
Students register for a Transfer SUccess Orientation after they have been admitted to the university. The orientation provides students with information on university resources and opportunities to meet with an advisor and register for classes. To see an updated schedule for sessions, please visit
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Can I live on campus?
There is a two year on-campus living requirement for all Seattle University students considered freshmen and sophomores and under the age of 21. Transfer students may apply for housing online and are placed in housing based on the number of credits that SU has approved and this determines eligibility for placement. Priority for housing assignments will be given to transfer students who are coming from out of state and for students not living in a commutable distance. More information can be found
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How can I receive more detailed information about Seattle University?
For more information please fill out a request for information
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Who can I contact if I have additional questions?
Contact transfer admissions at
or call Admissions at 206-220-8040 or 1-800-426-7123.Return to Top Menu
How can I visit campus?
Seattle University offers several visit options based on the student's needs. Standard visits can include a campus tour and an information session focused on the admissions process. Extended visits can include a one-on-one meeting with faculty, sitting in on a class, guided tours and a meeting with an admissions counselor. To schedule a campus visit, please contact email@example.com or fill out a form online here.Return to Top Menu
Can I meet with someone to answer my questions?
Transfer admissions counselors are available for appointments during the week. To schedule an appointment, please contact the admissions office at (206)-220-8040. Return to Top Menu