Transfer Students

Admitted Transfer Students

Admitted transfer students receive personalized advising and registration assistance in their first quarter from the Arts & Sciences Advising Center and cross-campus colleagues at their mandatory Advising and Registration Session and Transfer Orientation.  Detailed information is emailed to students who have confirmed their admission each quarter and outlined on the Accepted Transfer Student Website

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 and 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 SU programs by exploring the SU Catalog.  
  • Note that in addition to completing Core and Major requirements, the College of Arts and Sciences has the following College requirements:

    • 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.  All Core requirements except the following five Essential Core courses will be waived: 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.  The following approved tracks exist: 
State: Degree:
Washington  Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) Associate of Arts
California Associate of Arts degree following the IGETC Track
Arizona Associate of Arts degree following the AGEC-A Track
Oregon Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree (AA/OT)




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