Transfer Application Deadlines & Timeline

Keep your undergraduate transfer admissions process on track with key dates.

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Find Your Admissions Application Deadlines 

You’ll stay ahead of the game and ensure your own peace of mind when you follow the deadlines and admissions timeline below. 

In general, you can apply to transfer to a Seattle University undergraduate program at any point in the academic calendar. However, if you’re applying to the Nursing and Diagnostic Ultrasound programs, you’ll need to apply by the particular deadline because those programs are in a cohort structure. 

International applicants do not have a separate application deadline. If you are an international transfer student, you are encouraged to apply earlier to ensure adequate time for immigration and visa processing. 

Application Deadlines

BSN Deadline Nursing Admission: Dec. 1 Fall Start Only
Row DIUS Deadline Diagnostic Ultrasound Admission: Feb. 1  Fall Start Only
Fall Quarter Deadline Priority Admissions: March 1
Regular Admission: August 15
Classes Start in Late September
Winter Quarter Deadline Regular Admission: Nov. 1 Classes Start in Early January
Spring Quarter Deadline Regular Admission: Feb. 15 Classes Start in Late March
Summer Quarter Deadline Regular Admission: May 15 Classes Start in Late June

Transfer Fall Deadlines – to begin classes in September

  • Nursing: Dec 1
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound: Feb 1
  • Priority for all other majors: March 1
  • Final deadline to apply: August 15
  Priority Regular
BSN Deadline
Fall Start Only
  Nursing Admission: Dec. 1
DIUS Deadline
Fall Start Only
  Diagnostic Ultrasound Admission: Feb. 1
Fall Quarter Deadline
Classes Start in Late September
Priority Admissions: March 1 Regular Admission: August 15
Winter Quarter DeadlineClasses
Start in Early January
  Regular Admission: Nov. 1
Spring Quarter Deadline
Classes Start in Late March
  Regular Admission: Feb. 15
Summer Quarter Deadline
Classes Start in Late June
  Regular Admission: May 15

Decisions will be released approximately 4 weeks after the application is complete. If you are applying for Fall Quarter, you can expect your decision to be released in mid to late March and then on a rolling basis after that. You will be notified via email when a decision is available in your personalized Redhawk Admissions Portal.

Key Dates and Deadlines

Explore important dates to keep your admissions on track.

Date To Do
  • Transfer Nursing Info Session
  • The application for next fall will open mid-August for all programs.
  • Monthly Transfer Nursing Info Sessions begin
October 1
  • Transfer Nursing Info Sessions
  • First day to file FAFSA and WASFA
  • Fall Preview Day (first-year and transfer students)
November 1
  • Application deadline for Winter Quarter
December 1
  • Transfer Nursing Deadline for Fall Quarter
February 1
  • Transfer Diagnostic Ultrasound Deadline for Fall Quarter
  • FAFSA priority financial aid deadline for Fall Quarter
February 15
  • Application deadline for Spring Quarter
March 1
  • Priority application deadline for Fall Quarter for all programs outside the College of Nursing. We will continue to accept transfer applications for most programs through August 15.
  • Financial Aid awards for admitted students with a completed FAFSA on file with Seattle University will be released beginning in March.
  • Rolling admission and financial aid notification for newly admitted students.
May 15
  • Application deadline for Summer Quarter
  • Fall orientation, housing and advising information available for enrolled students
  • Housing assignments begin
August 15
  • Final transfer application deadline for Fall Quarter
  • Fall Quarter classes begin

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