The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) designates certain information related to students as directory information and gives the University the right to disclose such information to anyone inquiring without having to ask students for permission.
You can prevent your directory information from being disclosed to third parties by downloading the Directory Information Removal or Prevention Disclosure form.
For more information please visit our Student Records page.
If you would like Seattle University to discuss specific elements of your academic record with a third party, such as your parent(s), a Release of Information (ROI) is needed.
If you only want to provide access to view grades and financial aid, then you will need to set up proxy access. Instructions on how to set up proxy can be found on our Release of Information page.
Addresses and phone numbers (mailing, local, home, e-mail) as well as emergency contact information, can be updated through SUOnline.
Registering for courses is down through SUOnline and MySeattleU Student Planning.
To register using SUOnline:
Under Register for Classes select the current term and enter a Subject, School or Department. A list of courses will appear, select the course you would like to register for. The Manage Classes screen will appear and under action select Register, accept the agreement and Submit. To verify that you have been registered for the approved course select View Class Schedule on SU Online.
For videos on how to register using SUOnline please visit Advising Services' Registration page.
Contact the department of the course.
Contact the department of the course.
A course can only be dropped during the Add/Drop period of the quarter. To drop a course:
Graduate and online students can withdraw via SUOnline or MySeattleU Student Planning. To withdraw from a course as an Undergraduate, a Withdrawal Request form must be filled out and returned to our office. Withdrawing from a course will result in a W on your transcript. This process must be completed before the last day to withdraw.
To withdraw from Seattle University a Withdrawal Request form must be filled out with the applicable departmental signatures and return to our office.
An undergraduate student who receives a grade of C or below in a course at Seattle University may repeat that course. Both courses and grades will be posted to the permanent record. The grade earned the second, or the most recent time will be used in computing the cumulative grade point average. Course credits will be counted only once toward a degree.
A graduate student MUST repeat a required graduate course graded C- or below and MAY repeat a graduate course graded C+ or C. The grade earned the second time will be used in computing the cumulative grade point average. The original grade will remain on the record, but course credits will be counted only once toward a degree.
For more information please review the Repeated Courses (77-02) policy.
Current students: To audit a course, choose the 'AU-Audit' option when you register for the course on SUOnline. See tuition and fees on the website to determine the cost of auditing a course.
Alumni: ith instructor and department permission, Seattle University alumni may audit most undergraduate lecture courses. Alumni will not receive credit or grades for audited courses. To register for a course, or for more information about alumni audit, contact our Alumni office.
Elder: With instructor and department permission, non-students and non-alumni aged 60 and above may audit most undergraduate lecture courses. Auditors participating in the Elder Audit program should download and complete the Audit Application Application. Auditors should return the completed form and check payment for $35 per course to the Office of the Registrar in the University Services Building.
An Add a Major, Degree, Specialization, or Certificate form must be completed and turned into our office.
A Change of Major, Degree, or Specialization form must be completed and turned into our office.
Your Program Evaluation which can be found on SUOnline in the Student Menu under "Academic Profile" and on MySeattleU under Student Planning, will show you the courses you have completed and the courses you have yet to complete to finish your program. Please see the Program Evaluation page from Advising Services for more information on how to interpret your program evaluation.
To receive a double degree, the specific requirements of each school or college and major must be satisfied, including any variation in University Core Curriculum (UCOR) requirements. A cumulative total of 225 credits is required. A double degree will result in two diplomas (one for each degree).
For a double major, at least 25 credits in any major must be different from those in any other major. The specific requirements of each school or college and major must be satisfied for the second major.
For more information please review the Second Baccalaureate Degree and Double Major (76-02) Policy.
Undergraduate students who have earned a minimum of 120 credits and Graduate students who are in the final year of their program are eligible to apply for graduation.
To apply via SUOnline:
To apply via MySeattleU:
For more information about the application process please visit our Graduation page.
Undergraduate students who will be within 18 credits of completing their degree requirements after Spring quarter and who meet the minimum GPA requirements for their degree programs as of Winter quarter are eligible to participate in commencement.
Graduate students who will be within 6 credits of completing their degree requirements after Spring quarter and who meet the minimum GPA requirements for their degree programs as of Winter quarter are eligible to participate in commencement. Further restrictions apply to Doctoral students, see the College of Education for details.
You will need to apply for graduation and complete an Attend Commencement with Deficiencies Request Form. Your case will then be reviewed.
For more information please visit our Commencement with Deficiencies page.
To change your graduation date please fill out a Graduation Update Notification form and turn it into our office.
Diplomas are mailed 4 weeks after degrees have been posted
Academic honors apply to undergraduate students only. You must have a minimum of 90 graded credits (courses graded A - F) at Seattle University and at least a 3.50 cumulative GPA to be eligible for graduation with honors.
3.50 to 3.69 GPA
Magna Cum Laude
3.70 to 3.89 GPA
Summa Cum Laude
3.90 to 4.00 GPA
Current students will need to fill out a Transfer Verification Request form and submit it to our office. Students will be notified on how these courses will transfer over. In order to receive the credit, a final transcript needs to be sent to Seattle University.
Semester credit is translated into quarter credit by multiplying the amount of semester credit by 1.5.
*Most 5-credit courses at Seattle University can be satisfied by an equivalent transfer course that is equivalent to at least 4 quarter credits
Please review the Transfer Policy (77-01). If you still have questions please reach out!
Please visit our Transfer Equivalency Guide for help determining how courses transfer over.
Please review our Advanced Placement (75-16) policy for a list of AP scores.
To qualify for the Dean’s List, you must earn at least a 3.5 GPA for the quarter and have completed a minimum of 12 graded credits. Pass/fail and credit/fail classes do not count toward these 12 credits.
To make President's List, students must earn at least a 3.9 GPA for a given term and must have completed a minimum of 12 graded credits. Pass/fail and credit/fail classes do not count toward these 12 credits.