Advising 101

Academic Advising at Seattle University

Academic Advising at Seattle University is a collaborative educational process where a student and their advisor are partners in planning the student's personal, academic, and vocational goals as well as in ensuring student success. 

There are two types of Academic Advisors at Seattle U:

  • Faculty Advisors are faculty members who teach classes and serve as academic advisors, usually for students in their same academic field
  • Professional Advisors are staff members who primarily serve as academic advisors - Professional advisors may be located in an advising center or academic department

To learn more about advising, we recommend you start by reviewing the following:

Advising Overview

SU Graduation Requirements


180 credits are required to graduate. Some programs require more than 180 credits.


All undergraduates are required to complete the Core curriculum. Specific requirements for each major are listed in the Catalog.

minimum GPA

2.00 cumulative GPA is required, some degrees require a higher major GPA, check the Catalog for details.


Major requirements vary but students must complete all required courses as shown for their major in the Catalog. Required Major GPA may be higher than 2.0 for some programs.

residency credits

The final 45 credits of degree requirements must be taken at Seattle University unless waived.

General Electives

General elective credits don't satisfy specific requirements, but count towards total required credits. The number of GEs you can take depends on the specific requirements of your major. Discuss GE choices with your advisor.

See more info about graduation requirements on the
Registrar's Degree Requirements page.

Advising Services

Bellarmine Advising Center Front Desk

Bellarmine Hall 111


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