When transferring courses to Seattle University, only course content and credit are accepted in transfer. The associated grades do not become a part of the Seattle University record. For knowledge on what kind of credits and how many can be transferred, please refer to the policies and forms below. Clicking on any link in the list below takes users to a brief description of the policy/form and a link where it can be downloaded and printed.
It is important to submit this form prior to enrolling in any course at another institution. This form allows the Office of the Registrar to confirm that the credit will actually transfer from another institution. If you plan to enroll at another institution while also registered at SU, approval is required through completion of a Dual Enrollment Request Form.
Please review this policy for undergraduate and graduate regulations on what credit is transferable and what is not. Further information can be found in this policy, directing you to other more specified policies.
Credit granted by Seattle University is not a reward for service but gives students academic credit for equivalent education in the military service.
The College of Arts and Sciences may validate previously completed field experience presented by students and grant credit toward the degree using its credit by examination procedures. The absolute maximum of 20 credits can be granted with the approval of the dean and department chair.
For all undergraduate programs, courses accepted in transfer must be graded at least a C- when letter grades are used and at least a 1.5 on the decimal grading system. Likewise, graduate courses can only be approved for transfer when graded B or better or at least 3.0 on the decimal grading system. Passing grading requirements and stipulations for all programs can be found here.
Certain conditions need to be met for Running Start students to receive credit at Seattle University for community college courses taken while completing high school diploma requirements.
Specific transfer credit policy for graduate students admitted to the School of Theology.
Conditions for transferring credit or degrees from unaccredited colleges, newly accredited colleges, and non-traditional programs.
Transferring graduate credits from one program to another or from a non-matriculated to a matriculated student program, is done with a Petition for Exception to Policy form. For a full list of what cannot be petitioned, please look at our Non-Petitionable Academic Issues Policy, which will be changing Summer 2013.
To facilitate the students’ ability to complete degree program requirements for the MBA, the parties to this agreement, under the following terms, to accept into their MBA programs qualified students who have been accepted as fully matriculating from any other institution which is a party to this memorandum.