Transfer Students

Prospective Transfer Students

Thank you for your interest in transferring to the College of Arts and Sciences at Seattle University. 

To schedule an advising appointment to explore degree requirements and transfer credit information, please call 206.296.2840. Prior to this appointment, consider attending an Admissions Transfer Friday event.

Preparing to transfer is an important process.  Please know that there are many resources available to assist you: 

  • Visit the Transfer Admissions Website for admission requirements, timeline information, online application, financial aid, and student life.
  • Get to know the College of Arts and Sciences Degree Programs and the Junior Transfer Typical Program of Study documents.  
  • Note that in addition to completing Core and Major requirements, the College of Arts and Sciences has the following College requirements that are required for graduation. These are not admission pre-requisites but are recommended to be completed prior to transfer if time allows:

    • Modern Languages: All students must demonstrate proficiency in a modern language. This requirement may be satisfied in one of the following ways: 1) successful completion of at least the third quarter or second semester of a first-year modern language series at another college of university or at SU; 2) satisfactory placement demonstrating proficiency equivalent through the end of one year of study; 3) completion of three quarters of first-year American Sign Language.
    • HIST 1200 (Western Civilization), 1210 (Modern Civilization) or HIST 2310 (U.S. History) is required with the following exceptions: Asian Studies and International Studies majors are required to take HIST 1210 due to the nature of the program. Environmental Studies majors take HIST 3510 instead of 1200/1210/2310.
  • Review our transfer credit information.
  • Students who complete an approved Associates degree will be guaranteed junior standing (90 quarter transfer credits) upon admission to Seattle University, and most of the University Core requirements will be waived. However, the following five Core courses must be taken at SU: UCOR 2100 Theological Explorations, UCOR 2500 Philosophy of the Human Person, UCOR 2900 Ethical Reasoning, one UCOR 3000 level Global Challenges course dependent on your major, and one Capstone course in your major.   


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