Academics

CREDIT LOAD

Seattle University is on the quarter system. The normal load for full-time undergraduate students is 15 quarter credits; a minimum of 12 quarter credit are required for full-time status. Undergraduate International students are required to take 12 quarter credits to be considered full-time status. Only 1 online course per quarter is allowed for International students.
For more information on the academic policies please visit the Academic Policies page. 

  Quarters Average Load Conversion
Semester Credits 1.5 Quarter = 1 Semester 15 Quarter Credits = 10 Semester Credits
ECTS Credits 0.8 Quarter = 1 ECTS 15 Quarter Credits = 18 ECTS Credits

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

English proficiency is required. Most courses are offered in English, but an English Language Learning Center is offered to prepare non-native speakers of English for a productive academic career at Seattle University. Non-native English speakers are required to submit proof of English proficiency through TOEFL scores and those who meet the minimum score, must participate in the ELCB courses.
 For more information please visit ELLC Language requirement:

  Required to Participate in ELCB* Exempt from ELCB
TOEFL 68 - 91 iBT or 520 - 579 PBT 92 iBT or 580 PBT
IELTS 6.0 - 6.5 7.0
ELS Complete Level 112 with 3.0 GPA N/A
PTE 48 - 62 63
SAT (up to 2015) N/A 450+ in critical reading and writing
SAT (2016+)   500 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
ACT N/A 20+ in both Reading and English


TRANSCRIPT

Transcripts are issued by the Registrar's Office and should be requested once grades are posted. Transcripts are available in Electronic and Printed, please visit the Registrar and Operations page for more information.

Course Listings

Subject Courses:

Most courses are taught in English. The 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog will be publish on May 1st. Students can select from a variety of courses in the 1000-4000 level range. [Courses from the School of Law, Graduate courses, and certain Undergraduate Programs (Diagnostic Ultrasound, Nursing, University Honors, and New and Continuing Studies) are not available to Exchange students.] 

For Course Descriptions please go here. (Please select the Undergraduate Catalog on the right in the drop box) 

Specific quarterly course offerings can be found on SUOnline by selecting the ‘Students’ tab: https://suonline.seattleu.edu.
(Please note that some of the courses are only offered in particular quarters and/or have pre-requiste requirements.)

Albers School of Business and Economics 

College of Science & Engineering 

 

College of Arts & Sciences