Transfer and Post Baccalaureate Application Requirements

A complete BSN transfer/post-baccalaureate application will include:

Seattle University has two application options, the Seattle University Transfer Application OR the Transfer Common Application. Select only one application. Do not complete both applications.

1.  Seattle University Transfer Application.

The SU Transfer application includes the BSN Transfer Prerequisite Form, Nursing Personal Essay prompt and Seattle University personal statement. Please note: applicants must complete both the Nursing Personal Essay and the Seattle University Personal Statement.

2.  Transfer Common Application.

If completing the Transfer Common Application applicants will need to add Seattle University as one of the colleges to the application. This will grant access to SU’s member questions and SU personal statement prompt.

Applicants completing the Transfer Common Application must also submit the BSN Supplemental Application form separately and upload the Nursing Personal Essay in place of the Common Application essay. Please note: applicants must complete both the Nursing Personal Essay and the Seattle University Personal Statement (found in the SU member section of the Common Application).

3.   A professional resume detailing relevant healthcare, volunteer, work and/or medical experience.

This is submitted through the above applications.   

4.  Official transcript from each college, university or professional school attended.

All transcripts must be submitted from the original college or university even if the courses have been transferred to another institution. Transcripts may be mailed to:

Seattle University
Undergraduate Admissions
901 12th Avenue
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090

5.  Official AP scores and CLEP exam scores as applicable.

6.  A $55 application fee.

The fee is not required for student who will have completed an Associate of Arts degree at a Washington, Arizona, California or Oregon state community college by the time of enrollment and who are transferring directly to Seattle University.

7.  Proof of English proficiency.

Applicants whose native language is other than English must demonstrate English Proficiency at non-English Language Culture Bridge program levels. For more information on how to demonstrate proof of English Proficiency, please visit our policy page.

Not Required or Reviewed

  • Recommendations of any kind (including those in the Transfer Common Application)
  • Transfer Common Application supplemental reports (midterm report, advisor report, etc.)
  • TEAS Test
  • Certified Nursing Assistant Certification

Application deadline: December 1, 2018 
(if deadline falls on a weekend or holiday students have until offices reopen to submit application materials) 

Consult with the transfer office via email for further clarification at

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Watch a video of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Information Session for students applying for Fall 2018.