New Student Registration

Welcome to Seattle University!

As a new student to Seattle University there are a number of things you will need to do before starting class to ensure your Redhawk transition is a smooth one. The New Student Registration website is here to help.

Please choose between information for freshmen or transfer students. If you are transferring from another institution and have freshman standing, please choose the transfer tab.

Not a Freshmen or Transfer Student?

  • Are you a new graduate student to SU? If so, contact your department directly about getting registered for classes.
  • Are you a student in the School of New and Continuing Studies? If so, contact them directly about getting registered for classes.


Am I a Freshman or a Transfer?

How you make your way through the orientation process at SU differs on whether you are a transfer student or freshmen. Confused about which one you might be? Here are some quick definitions.

Freshman (First Time In College)

Freshmen (FTIC) are students who have completed no college credits after high school graduation-regardless of the number of credits they may have earned while in high school. Freshmen (FTIC) will be registered for their first quarter by New Student Registration.


Transfer students haved earned college credit since high school graduation. This does include Freshmen transfers - students who have earned 45 or fewer credits since graduting high school.