The College of Nursing and Undergraduate Admissions teams are here to help you throughout the application process. We hope the Frequently Asked Questions below will help you. If you can’t find the answer to your questions, feel free to Contact Us to find out more about transferring to the program.
The application deadline for fall admission is December 1 (if deadline falls on a weekend or holiday students have until offices reopen to submit application materials). The application must be submitted by December 1 and all materials must be postmarked by the application due date (December 1) to be considered.
Applicants apply to the Transfer BSN Program using the Seattle University Transfer Application. There is not a separate application to the BSN program. Application can be found here.
A complete application includes:
Note: If you are an international student you must also submit a Declaration of Finances
Students are admitted once a year, for the fall quarter.
Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0
Minimum Cumulative Nursing Pre-Requisite GPA: 3.0
Note: these are the minimum GPA requirements needed to apply to the BSN program, our most competitive applicants generally have higher GPAs.
No. However, applicants must have completed 7 of the 10 prerequisite courses including at least one of the following: A&P I, A&P II or Microbiology and at least one of the math prerequisites by the application deadline. Applicants are strongly encouraged to have completed most, or all, of their prerequisite class prior to applying. Additionally, if you are accepted, all pre-requisites must be completed by the end of the spring quarter before you start the program.
Eligible applicants are limited to a maximum of two repeated prerequisite classes. This does not include prerequisite courses that must be repeated due to timespan requirements (ex: Math, Psychology, and Nutrition coursework must be completed within 10 years; science and statistics coursework within 5 years). The number of repeated classes will be a part of your application evaluation and can impact your eligibility for admission. Please provide additional information in your application explaining the reason for the repeated course(s).
AP courses may satisfy the math requirements. Applicants must submit official scores directly to Seattle University from the testing organizations.
Yes, all applicants must complete Intro to Biology along with the other required prerequisite courses.
The transfer of credits from another institution depends on the number of credit hours earned, course content equivalency and final course grades. You can find course description information in our course catalog. Course equivalencies can be found on the Transfer Course Equivalency Guide.
No - However, applicants are highly encouraged to volunteer or job shadow in the health care field. This experience and exposure to the nursing role will help applicants better determine if nursing is the right professional fit. Applicants should include any relevant volunteer or work experience in their resume.
Policy at Seattle University requires that all applicants for whom English is not the first/native language must demonstrate English Proficiency regardless of their language studies, academic history, length of residency in the United States or other English speaking countries, or their citizenship or immigration status.
BSN applicants must demonstrate English proficiency at non-English Language Culture Bridge program level. For more information on how to demonstrate proof of English proficiency, please visit our policy page.
If you are a running start student and will be graduating from high school at the end of the academic year, you must apply to Seattle University as a freshman. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for more details on applying.
Clinical placement sites include, but are not limited to:
Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or the Undergraduate Admissions Office at 206-220-8040.