New Students

New Student Checklist for Albers Graduate Degree Programs
(Professional MBA, MPAC, MSBA, and MSF)

Congratulations and welcome to Albers! Whether you are starting a program to change careers, enhance your skills, or seek a promotion, we are excited that you chose to do so at Seattle University. Below are important steps you will need to take in order to start your first quarter off smoothly. If you have any questions throughout this process, please feel free to contact your Academic Advisor. We look forward to meeting you at your Advising Orientation soon!

-Albers Graduate Program Staff

1. Confirm your acceptance by visiting SU Online.

Click the Log In link, your User ID is the first part of your seattleu.edu email address (without the @seattleu.edu.) Click the Prospective Students tab, and follow the steps to confirm your acceptance. No fee or deposit is required to confirm except for the MSBA program. Please note that until you have confirmed your acceptance and attended your 1:1 meeting with your academic advisor, you will not be able to register for courses.

2. RSVP for the new student events.

  • Save the Date for your orientation, registration links and detail are in your Albers Admissions Letter from Christina Hughes.
  • Save the Date for the Graduate Student Welcome. The Graduate Student Welcome is designed to introduce you to the university, help you succeed in your graduate studies, and learn about support services available to you. This is hosted by the Graduate Admissions team and is optional.

3. Take care of any Holds on your account.

Login to suonline,seattleu.edu, click the Students menu, and under Registration click "Check Holds." Any holds will be shown. Contact the department listed to take appropriate steps to remove these holds. The BUEGV Advising: Grad Business hold will be removed by Albers Graduate Program office after you attend a 1:1 pre-advising meeting.

4. Plan courses for your first quarter.

Review the prerequisite waiver information that you will receive from your academic advisor. Consider the prerequisites you waived and determine potential classes you may take during your first quarter. The resources below will assist you in this planning. Your advisor will send specific communications about what to expect and go over all of this in your 1:1 pre-advising meeting.

  • Curriculum for Professional MBA, MPAC, MSBA, MSF
  • A list of course offerings for upcoming quarters can be found on the Student Resources page under Academic Resources.
  • Your Program Evaluation will be another helpful resource to you in course planning. Login to SU Online, click the Students tab, then under Academic Interactions click the link to Program Evaluation.
    If Professional MBA:
  • The following prerequisites need to be taken before you start the Analytical Core: Statistics and Financial Accounting. Begin making plans to complete those prerequisites if you have not already waived them based on your Pre-Orientation Email. Please contact your advisor if you have any questions about how to complete these prerequisites.

5. Attend your 1:1 pre-advising meeting, register for classes, and attend your orientation!

Details can be found in your admission decision and advisor introduction emails from Christina Hughes. If you have not yet received or have questions, please contact hughesc@seattleu.edu.