Admissions Requirements

Application Changes Through Fall 2022

Waiver of $55 application fee. 

Acceptance of unofficial transcript for initial admissions decision. Official transcripts are required before 2nd quarter registration.

Continued GRE- and GMAT-testing optional policy. Applicants can submit GRE or GMAT scores should they choose, but scores are not required for an admissions decision.

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Application Deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until cohort has been filled. Early submission by the priority deadline is encouraged to ensure consideration for the upcoming cohort. Please note that cohort coursework officially begins every Summer Quarter.

Students accepted prior to March 1 qualify for enrollment in Spring Quarter.  

Applications for the Post-Master's Certification program are accepted for Summer Quarter only. Students may apply early and begin taking core College of Education courses prior to the cohort start.

Deadlines for international students are available on the Graduate Admissions website.

Application Deadline
Application Submission DateApplication Review PeriodInterview Date
for Invited Applicants
Acceptance Deadline
By December 1 December 2 - January 4 Week of January 18-21 2 weeks after receipt of acceptance
By February 1 February 2 - 12 Week of February 22-26 2 weeks after receipt of acceptance
By March 1 March 2-11 Week of March 14-18 2 weeks after receipt of acceptance
By May 2 May 3-14 Week of May 16-20 2 weeks after receipt of acceptance


Online Application 

Complete Seattle University’s Online Application, which includes the following elements:

  • $55 Application Fee (waived for SU alumni)
  • Resume         
    • Reflecting at least one year successful relevant work experience (for Principal specialization only: experience must be classroom-based).
  • 2 College of Education Recommendation Forms 
    • From supervisors within past five years
  • College of Education Self-Evaluation Form

Admissions Requirements

  • Online Application
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Calculated from the last 90 quarter/60 semester of the bachelor's degree and any post-baccalaureate course work. 
    • Applicants with less than a 3.00 GPA and applications from non-graded bachelor's degree programs must submit GRE or MAT scores earned within the last 5 years by the application deadline. 
  • Official transcripts
    • Submit official transcripts either electronically or mail directly to Graduate Admissions
      • Seattle University
        Office of Graduate Admission
        901 12th Avenue
        P.O.Box 222000
        Seattle, WA 98122-1090
  • Interview with Educational Administration faculty with an on-site writing sample.

International Students

International students are invited to visit our admissions page for a list of requirements.