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. *Applicants from non-graded bachelor's degree programs must submit GRE scores.
You can still apply for the SDA Program - Applications are due: June 15, 2022 for starting the SDA Program Fall Quarter 2022. If there are any GA positions remaining, you may still be eligible for a place in the SDA Graduate Assistantship Program.
*As calculated from last 90 quarter/60 semester hours of bachelor's degree work and any credits completed after the bachelor's degree. This includes transfer credits. Applicants with less than a 3.0 GPA or from non-graded bachelor's degree programs must submit official GRE scores. This has been waived for Fall 2022 Admission.
You may set up your admissions profile to begin tracking your required materials.
When you are ready to submit your application, you will be prompted to pay the $55 application fee (waived for SU alumni). Request official transcripts for all colleges/universities you have attended.
Start your application here.
Prompt for the Letter of Intent:
Write a two to three page double-spaced autobiography showing the evolution of your career interests. It may be helpful to review Seattle University's mission, vision, and values, and program information first. Explain why you are interested in pursuing graduate study in student development/student affairs, higher education or a related field. If you are making a transition from another career area, how might your skills and interests apply to student development?
Note: The cover letter for the graduate assistantships is separate from your letter of intent. You should submit two separate documents if you wish to be considered for a GA position.
Prompt for the GA cover letter:
In relation to Seattle University's educational mission and values, (a) share your current work history and leadership experience, and (b) describe which specific departments and/or areas in student development you are most interested in learning about through an assistantship and why.
Provide a professional resume documenting your education, volunteer, and professional experience, especially as it relates to the field of student affairs.
Two recommendations forms are required. Once you've started an application, you will be able to send a prompt to two individuals who are familiar with your ability to complete graduate-level study and conduct yourself professionally. You'll want to allow sufficient time for your recommenders to complete the evaluation.
Please complete a self-evaluation of your skills and aptitudes as they pertain to graduate school.
December 1st is the priority deadline for the following summer or fall. Late applications may be considered if space is available though this will significantly reduce the chance of earning a graduate assistantship offer.
Winter Review Application Deadline: January 7, 2022, Summer/Fall 2022 Start - you may be eligible for the Graduate Assistantship Program if there is space available.
Spring Review Application deadline: April 8, 2022, Fall 2022 Start - you may be eligible for the Graduate Assistantship Program if there is space available.
The application for Seattle University's Graduate Assistantships is included as part of the admissions application. Applicants will submit a cover letter in their online profile, in addition to the letter of intent. The selection processes for admissions and graduate assistantships are separate. The faculty admissions committee will review files for program admission. The Student Development Division and site supervisors will review the graduate assistantship cover letters and select admitted students for interviews, which will take place during Preview Days.
Prompt for the GA Cover Letter:
Prompt: In relation to Seattle University's educational mission and values, (a) share your current work history and leadership experience, and (b) describe which specific departments and/or areas in student development you are most interested in learning about through an assistantship and why.
Faculty and administrators review admissions applications in mid-January. Admitted applicants are notified via email by the beginning of February. Admitted applicants are invited to one of two Preview Days events to explore the campus and interview for graduate assistantships.