New Students

Covid-19 Updates

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 email address (without the 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 the Graduate Program Coordinator.

3. Take care of any Holds on your account.

Login to SU Online, 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. Prepare for your 1:1 New Student Advising Appointment.

Review the prerequisite waiver information, if you require any prerequisite classes, that you will receive from your academic advisor. Consider the prerequisites you waived and determine potential classes you may take during your first quarter. Review curriculum guides and consider which electives / certificates may be of interest. Consider your goals for enrolling in your program. How will those goals contribute to the electives you plan to take? Think about questions to discuss with your advisor during your New Student Advising Appointment. 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 New Student Advising Appointment.

  • 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.

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

You will be contacted by your advisor to set up your 1:1 advising appointment roughly one month before you start your program. Therefore, you may not hear from your advisor for many months after being accepted, depending on your program start quarter. For example, if you are accepted into your program in March for a fall start, you will not hear from your advisor until July. During your initial advising appointment, we will go over all the important information you need to know about curriculum, schedules, and sequencing. We will talk about the best classes for your personal schedule and goals, and help you get registered for the classes you need and want. Details can be found in your admission decision and advisor introduction emails. If you have not yet received or have questions, please contact