Redhawk Timeline

Are you a first-year student admitted for Fall 2020? Here's what to expect prior to the start of classes:

Early Action Admission Decisions mailed - late December 2019

  • Merit scholarship award information is included in acceptance packets for eligible students. 

Sullivan Leaders' Day at Seattle University - January 25, 2020

Priority Deadline for Need-Based Financial Aid Consideration - February 1, 2020

Regular Decision Admission Decisions mailed - early March 2020

  • Merit scholarship award information is included in acceptance packets for eligible students.

Financial Aid Notification - by late March 2020

  • Students who submitted a FAFSA will be notified via their Seattle University email when their financial aid award becomes available. Instructions about how to access the award will be included.

Admitted Student Visit Opportunities - March and April 2020

  • Join Admissions Counselors and other SU representatives as they travel the U.S. to answer your questions about becoming a Redhawk. Check the "Accepted Student Regional Receptions" page or email to see if we'll be visiting a city near you.
  • SU will host two Admitted Student Days on Sunday, April 5th and Saturday, April 18th.

Access Online Welcome Tutorial - mid April 2020

  • Future Redhawks will be able to access an online welcome tutorial that provides additional information about finalizing your enrollment. Some items require that the confirmation deposit be paid before access is allowed. The online tutorial includes items such as registration and housing preferences as well as Summer in Seattle orientation registration. In addition, the tutorial provides information about your health insurance options and how to submit immunization documentation.

Confirm Your Enrollment - on or before Friday, May 1, 2020

  • A confirmation deposit of $500 is required of all new undergraduates for fall quarter enrollment. View the "Confirm Your Enrollment" page for further information.

New Redhawk Next Steps - early May 2020

Submit Housing Application - priority deadline June 15, 2020

  • Students who submit housing applications by the June 15 deadline will receive priority in their roommate and residence hall selections. More information is available on the New Students + Family and Supporters webpage.

Summer in Seattle Orientation Sessions

Submit Final Transcripts - July 15, 2020

  • Final high school transcripts (with graduation dates posted), final college transcripts, and AP exam scores are due by July 15, 2020. Failure to submit final transcripts may result in registration holds. Acceptance to Seattle University is contingent upon the successful completion of coursework in progress. Please contact the Admissions Office with questions or if further clarification is needed. 

Housing and Roommate Assignments Released - Early August 2020

  • For students planning to live on campus, residence hall placement and roommate assignments will be released in early August. 

First-Year Student Move In and Welcome Week - August 31, 2020

  • Students will move into residence halls the week of August 31. This week will also kick off a five-day Welcome Week celebration for new Redhawks! 

Fall Quarter Tuition Due Date - Sunday, September 20, 2020

First Day of Fall Quarter Classes - Wednesday, September 9, 2020

  • First day of classes for all undergraduate students.

Questions about this timeline? Contact the Admissions Office at (206) 220-8040 or