Admitted Student FAQs

How do I apply for financial aid?

Admitted students are automatically considered for merit based scholarships and are notified of scholarship eligibility in their acceptance packets. To apply for need-based financial aid, students should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by February 1, 2020. Students who file a FAFSA will be notified via email when their award is available (typically by late March for students who meet the February 1 priority deadline). Contact Student Financial Services at (206) 220-8040 or for additional information regarding financial aid.

Do you have events specifically for admitted students?

Yes! Admitted first-year students are invited to attend all of our Virtual Events

How do I apply for the Seattle University Honors Program?

Visit the Honors Program website for details. The priority deadline for the Honors Program is January 15th. Students who apply after January 15th will be considered on a space-available basis.

Honors program applicants who meet the January 15th deadline will receive their decisions in early March, and students who applied after January 15th will be notified on a rolling basis. Students admitted to the Honors Program will receive an additional $1,800 scholarship in addition to any merit scholarship received.

How do I change my major?

Please note that some programs of study have minimum test score or course requirements. Contact your Admissions Counselor to find out your options.

Does Seattle University give credit for Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exams?

Yes. Visit our AP and IB Exams webpage for more information. Students should submit AP or IB exam scores to Seattle University by July 15th to receive credit.

What do I need to do to confirm my enrollment?

Visit the “Confirm Your Enrollment” page for instructions. Fall Quarter enrollment deposits are due by the National Candidate Reply deadline of May 1. To request a deposit extension date of June 1, complete this form.

How to do I submit my housing preferences?

All first and second-year students are required to live on campus, unless living with a parent or guardian off-campus. Students who confirm their enrollment will be able to start submitting their housing and roommate preferences via the Online Housing Portal. Visit the Housing and Residence Life website to learn more about housing options on campus. 

What is Summer in Seattle orientation?

Summer in Seattle orientation will be held in a virtual format this year due to the global coronavirus pandemic. More information regarding housing and next steps can be found on the New Students + Family and Supporters webpage

What if I am unable to attend a Summer in Seattle orientation?

Luckily, this shouldn't be a problem this year given the new virtual format, but if you have questions about orientaiton, contact: or (206) 296-2525.

How do I register for classes?

New students will register for classes with the help of academic advising and workshops throughout the summer. More information will be communicated via email in the coming weeks and can be found on the New Students + Family and Supporters webpage.

I’m interested in taking a gap year/deferring my enrollment. What should I do?

Admitted first-year students may request to postpone their enrollment from one fall quarter to the next fall quarter for meaningful work, service, and travel opportunities. For more details, please review our Gap Year Policy. After you have reviewed the policy, you may contact the admissions office to take your next steps.

I have made a change in my schedule/my grades have dropped since applying. What should I do?

As stated in your acceptance letter, initial admission is provisional and contingent upon the successful completion of any coursework in progress. Please notify the Admissions Office if you plan to drop a class or make a change to your schedule.

Additionally, note that if your academic performance declines following acceptance, bringing your cumulative GPA below an acceptable level; if you drop or fail coursework in which you were enrolled at the time of acceptance; or if you fail to graduate, Seattle University reserves the right to withdraw acceptance. It is essential that you confer with Admissions Office personnel promptly if you experience any of these academic difficulties following your initial acceptance.


Didn't find the answer to your question here? Please contact your Admissions Counselor (or the main Admissions Office) and we will be happy to help you!