Transfer Students

Why Transfer to Seattle University for an Accounting Major?

If you are thinking about starting a career in Accounting, Seattle University is a smart choice for your undergraduate education.

A large part of succeeding in the accounting industry is making professional connections early and gaining first-hand experience. Seattle University provides many resources to help accounting students make those connections and experiences. Here are some of the many resources the accounting department offers:

  • Networking events with firms such as Amazon and Microsoft
  • Mentoring program with experienced professionals
  • Accounting-related clubs such as Beta Alpha Psi
  • Communities for accounting students
  • Accounting-related scholarships
  • Free talks from Executives such as Howard Schultz of Starbucks

Seattle University’s accounting department also helps students plan their future. Many accounting students will pursue a Master’s in Accounting to complete the 225-credit requirement for the CPA Exam. Seattle University’s accounting students have the option to apply to our highly ranked Masters in Professional Accounting program without being required to take the GMAT or GRE. Seattle University’s accounting classes mirror the material covered by the CPA exam so our students feel more prepared to pass.

Scholarships for Accounting Transfer Students

Seattle University provides a generous amount of scholarship opportunities for transfer students.

2017-2018 Merit Scholarships for Transfer Students

A new full-time transfer who has at least 36 transferable credit hours after high school graduation will be considered for one of the following transfer awards based on GPA prior to enrollment at Seattle University. Both domestic and international students are eligible for consideration. There is no separate application to apply for merit scholarships. Transfer admits required to complete the English Language & Culture Bridge (ELCB) Program to meet English Proficiency requirements are not eligible for merit awards. Please note that post-baccalaureate students are not eligible for merit scholarships.

Transfer ScholarshipAmountQualifications
Messina Scholarship $16,000 per academic year 3.75 - 4.0 cumulative transfer GPA
Xavier Scholarship $13,000 per academic year 3.5 - 3.74 cumulative transfer GPA
Loyola Scholarship $10,000 per academic year 3.25 - 3.49 cumulative transfer GPA
Hurtado Scholarship $5,000 per academic year 3.0 - 3.24 cumulative transfer GPA

Amounts are renewable for the number of years remaining to expected degree completion based on the class standing assigned by the Office of the Registrar upon admission.  For instance, students admitted as juniors will receive the awarded scholarship for two years (fall, winter and spring quarters). Additionally students must maintain satisfactory academic progress which includes continuous full-time enrollment with the required GPA and completion of the required number of credits annually.

Alfie Scholars

The Alfie Scholars Program cultivates leaders for civility, provides financial support, and engenders academic excellence for underrepresented community college transfer students.

The Alfie Scholars Program offers a scholarship and special programing for underrepresented community college transfer students with the desire to become civility leaders who effect positive social change. In addition to the $30,000 scholarship, distributed over two years, the Alfie Scholars Program provides civility leadership training, intensive summer programing, and individual advising to help its scholars

  • form a deep familial bond with their cohort members and create meaningful relationships with the faculty, the staff, and the university community;
  • engage in personal growth, self-empowerment, and development of purpose as they begin to actualize the unique contributions they will make to society; and
  • learn to present their ideas effectively in professional contexts and strengthen their communication, leadership, and civility skills.

For more information about the Alfie Scholars program and how to apply, please visit

How to transfer to Seattle University

Applicants should apply to transfer to Seattle University.

Applicants can contact Evinn Hickey at for any questions about the application process.

Information about transferable credits can be found on the . In general, the accounting department accepts credits from classes that are equivalent to our business statistics, business calculus, intro-level accounting and intro-level economics courses.