Stay Connected and Updated on COVID-19 Developments

Seattle University has been addressing and responding to the rapidly changing circumstances with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic both globally and in our region. Our thoughts are with everyone affected, and we hope that you stay safe.

We know you have questions so we have compiled relevant admissions information during this extraordinary time. Please continue to monitor this page for additional updates in the coming weeks and months.

Prospective Students

Campus visits

  • In-person tours are now being offered. Please check our visit page for more information. 
  • Please consult the university Covid-19 respnse page for the latest information on the university's response to the pandemic.

Connect with advisors

  • Calls, emails and meetings with advisors remain available. Please contact our office at grad-admissions@seattleu.edu or call (206) 220-8010 so we can connect in ways that work best for you.

Information sessions

Applicants

Testing

For prospective students navigating graduate application requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic, the GRE and GMAT testing requirements are now considered optional  for anyone applying to a non-law graduate program through Fall 2022. Two exceptions remain in place. A test will still be required if you have a bachelor's degree from a non-graded institution or you have earned the equivalent of a 3-year bachelor's degree overseas.

Choosing to include a GMAT or GRE score may make your application more competitive in some situations. The Graduate Admissions team will be auditing its files and reaching out to impacted applicants regarding the change and your options. Prospective students are invited to contact Graduate Admissions anytime at grad-admissions@seattleu.edu or 206-220-8010 to discuss this new policy.

Testing agencies have worked to provide alternatives to site-based tests that are unavailable currently. The latest information is noted below and we will update as we learn more.

  • GRE
    • ETS launched the GRE General Test at home test in most areas except mainland China and Iran. Plans are currently being made to expand to mainland China and Iran. The GRE will be a proctored online version of the test that is administered in a test user’s home. Additional information about this new test option and updates on testing center closures, postponements, and rescheduling are available on the ETS website.
  • GMAT
    • GMAC has launched an online proctored alternative to the GMAT exam in selected regions. Additional information about this new test option and updates on testing center closures, postponements, and rescheduling are available on the GMAC website.

Admitted Students

Spring Quarter 2022

  • Summer Quarter 2022 will begin on June 21. 
  • Please consult the university Covid-19 response page for the latest information on the university's response to the pandemic.

Connect with Student Financial Services

Do not hesitate to contact our Student Financial Services Office today at 206-220-8020 or financialservices@seattleu.edu with any financial aid questions. Information regarding your financial aid award will be communicated through your Seattle University email account.

Orientations and Advising

You will receive an invitation to participate in a University orientation for Summer 2022. Contact your program for more information about department orientations and advising.

International students

  • Our International Student Center staff can assist you with visa and status questions as we navigate the on-going immigration policy changes.
  • Visa documents
    • We are aware the U.S. Consulates have temporarily suspended F-1 Student Visa interview scheduling in some areas impacted by the COVID-19 epidemic. However, as international applicants are approved for admission, we will continue to issue I-20 visa eligibility documents for the upcoming Summer 2022.
    • Some U.S. Consulate/Embassies are now allowing F-1 visa applications without an in-person appointment. Contact our International Student Center for the latest information.

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