Admissions Requirements

Student Development Administration 

Application Deadlines 

Fall Quarter: December 1
Summer Quarter: December 1

Online Application 

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

  • $55 Application Fee*
  • Letter of Intent 
    • Two-three page autobiography showing evolution of career interests
  • Resume 
    • Two-page professional resume documenting education, volunteer and professional experience. 
  • 2 College of Education Recommendation Forms 
    • From individuals familiar with the applicant's ability to complete graduate-level study and perform as a professional
  • College of Education Self-Evaluation Form

*Waived for SU alumni

Admission Requirements 

  • Online Application
  • Bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited college or university 
  • Official Transcript(s)  
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 
    • 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 3.00 GPA or from non-graded bachelor's degree programs must submit GRE scores, taken within five years, directly from the scoring agency.

Application Process and Timeline 

  • December 1: Application Deadline 
    • All spaces in the program are filled in the fall quarter by students who apply by the December 1 deadline. 
  • December 1: Graduate Assistantships Deadline 
    • Applications for Graduate Assistantships must be completed by December 1 in order to be considered for a graduate assistantship for the following academic year.
  • January 16 – February 1: Notification of Admission 
    • Admission deliberations for the fall take place in mid-January. Admitted applicants will be notified first by e-mail between January 16 and February 1 with official notification to follow by mail. Waitlisted and denied applicants will be notified by mail only.
  • February 21-22, 2019 and February 28-March 1, 2019: Graduate Assistantship Preview Days

Admissions Tours and Appointments

Call (206) 220-8010 if you would like to schedule an admission tour and/or an appointment with a graduate admissions counselor. The admissions tours are geared toward prospective undergraduates, but prospective graduate students are welcome on them.

International Students

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