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.
I already have a bachelor's degree but want to earn another undergraduate degree. Do I apply as a transfer student?
If you have completed a bachelor’s degree and, are seeking another undergraduate degree, you should apply as a Post Baccalaureate student using either the Seattle University Transfer Application or the Common Application for transfer admission.Return to Top Menu.
If I applied to Seattle University before, do I need to reapply?
If you applied to Seattle University within the past two years you can fill out an update form. If your prior application is older than two years, please fill out a new 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 an update form. If your prior application is older than two yars, please fill out a new 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.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. More information on transferring credit can be found here.Return to Top Menu.
What is the required GPA to be admitted as a transfer student?
A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 (on a scale where an A is 4.00) is usually required for transfer admission consideration. Applications are reviewed carefully; primary consideration is 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 and prerequisite requirements. Return to Top Menu.
I am ready to apply as a transfer/ post baccalaureate student. What do I do?
To apply as a transfer/post baccalaureate student submit the following:
What application should I use?
To apply to Seattle U, submit the
Seattle University Transfer Application
for transfer admission. You may complete either application but you should
fill out both.
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Are standardized tests or interviews required (SAT/ACT)?
Applicants with fewer than 45 transferable quarter college credits (30 semester credits) are required to submit ACT or SAT scores and high school transcripts. Scores are not required for transfers with more than 45 transferable quarter credits (30 semester credits). Interviews are not required.Return to Top Menu.
Do I need to send a high school transcript?
Transfer applicants who have completed less than 45 quarter credits (30 semester credits) at a college or university following high school are required to submit their official, final high school transcripts. Students who applied to Seattle U as freshmen , while enrolled in high school, must submit an official, final high school transcript if they did not previously send one to Seattle U.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
Does Seattle University accept electronic transcripts?
Official electronic transcripts are accepted and should be sent to email@example.com by the issuing institution.
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. Seattle U specific fee waivers are also available for applicants. In addition, the fee is not required of students who will complete 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 Seattle U. More information can be found when completing your application.
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 application has been submitted you will receive an email from Seattle U sent to the email provided in your application. If the application is incomplete, the email will include a link to track your application with a list of required documents. When your application becomes complete you will receive a confirmation email that your application is complete and has been forwarded for review and an admissions decision. 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 with the exception of Nursing and Diagnostic Ultrasound applications. 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 late spring. 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 U 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 Seattle U. Students transferring from a community college may transfer up to 90 quarter credits to Seattle U. Students transferring from a four year institution may transfer up to 135 quarter credits. All Seattle U students are required to complete the last 45 quarter credit hours of their bachelor's degree coursework at Seattle U. Review Seattle U's
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How will my credits transfer?
Seattle U 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 Washington State community college, the IGETC along with an associate of arts degree from a California 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, junior standing is granted at entrance and many of the university's Core curriculum courses are satisfied.
Seattle University's Transfer Credit Policy and Transfer Course Equivalency Guides can be located here
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When will my transcripts be evaluated?
An official evaluation of transfer coursework will be included in the acceptance packet upon admission to Seattle U. 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?
Questions regarding your program evaluation should be directed to your academic advisor. Contact the Admissions Office for more information. Return to Top Menu.
English is not my first language. How do I provide proof of English Proficiency?
Applicants for whom English is a
not their 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. There are many options for providing proof of
English Proficiency. A full list of
options can be found here.
Congratulations! Visit the
New Student Registration
webpage for more information and a checklist for getting startedCongratulations! Visit the
New Student Registration
webpage for more information and a checklist for getting started
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. More information can be found here. 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. More information can be found here. Return to Top Menu
At Seattle U, nearly 90 percent of students receive financial aid. Last year, Seattle U awarded more than $69 million in scholarships, grants, loans, and employment aid to undergraduates. An analysis of need is determined through
and all transfer applicants are automatically considered for
. Students can learn more about their financial aid options by utilizing the
Net Price Calculator
Are scholarships available?
Transfer students with at least 36 transferable credit hours will be automatically considered for one of three transfer
based on cumulative, college level GPA prior to enrollment at Seattle U.
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 the FAFSA.Return to Top Menu
I have just been admitted! Now what do I do?
Congratulations! Visit the New Student Registration webpage for more information and a checklist for getting started.
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, opportunities to meet with an advisor and register for classes. Visit the
New Student Registration
webpage for more information.
Can I live on campus?
There is a two year on-campus living requirement for all freshman and sophomore Seattle U students and those under the age of 21. Transfer students apply for housing online and are placed in housing based on the number of credits that Seattle U has approved. Housing for junior and senior students is provided on a space available basis and priority is 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 here.Return to Top Menu
How can I receive more detailed information about Seattle University?
For more information please fill out a request for information form here.Return to Top Menu
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 U offers several visit options based on the student's needs. Visit options include, student-led campus tours, shadowing a class and one-on-one meetings with faculty, academic advisors and admissions counselors. All the options can be found
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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 or 1.800.426.7123 or email
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