The Admissions Committee evaluates each application and makes decisions based on a candidate’s entire portfolio including work experience, past academic performance, recommendations, and a statement of intent. In addition, because the cohort model of this program requires significant group work, the committee looks for evidence of effective participation in team environments.

All applicants must complete an Application for Graduate Admission (choose "Graduate" > "Executive Leadership Certificate" as your program of study) along with a $55 non-refundable application fee (fee waived for Seattle University alumni). Requirements for admission are outlined below; international students should contact the recruiter regarding additional requirements.

Application and Admission Requirements

Application Deadlines

Application PeriodDeadlineDecision Date
*EARLY DECISION* December 1 December 31
Second March 1 March 31
Final June 1 June 15

Submissions after June 15 will be evaluated space permitting.

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If I had to do an elevator pitch, I would tell a prospective student that the program offers a strong dose of traditional business principles, exposure to ethical leadership in today's complex world, a strong emphasis on self-reflection, and glimpses at countless other concepts and ideas.

Tim Talevich, ELP '18 Editorial Director, The Costco Connection magazine