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 submitting the Directory Information Removal or Prevention Disclosure form.
For more information, please visit our FERPA 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 (e-form) must be completed.
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 (mailing, local, and home), phone numbers, email, and emergency contact information can be updated through mySeattleU.
The Student Update form is used to change/update a student's preferred name, legal name, gender, social security number (SSN), birthdate, or race/ethnicity.
Access to the form and information about submitting supporting documents can be found on our Student Information page.
Holds can be viewed on the landing page of mySeattleU and in a notification box at the top right corner of Student Planning. To remove the hold, please contact the department that assigned the restriction.
Registering for courses is done through Student Planning on mySeattleU.
For more information on how to register using Student Planning please visit our Add Courses page or watch our Student Planning support videos.
Contact the department of the course.
Contact the department of the course.
Please visit the University Core's Closed Course Procedure page for more information. If you have further questions or concerns after reviewing the procedure, please contact an advisor within your school/college or the University Core.
A course can only be dropped during the add/drop period of the quarter. View the academic calendar to see the last day to add/drop courses.
To drop a course:
Students may withdraw from a course via Student Planning on mySeattleU. International students and student athletes must submit a Withdrawal Request (e-form) before the deadline. Withdrawing from a course will result in a 'W' on your transcript.
To view the last day to withdraw and refund deadlines, please review the Academic Important Dates calendar.
To withdraw completely from Seattle University, a Withdrawal Request (e-form) form must be completed.
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 mySeattleU. See tuition and fees on the website to determine the cost of auditing a course.
Alumni: With 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 the alumni audit, contact our Alumni office.
Elders: 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. Auditors should return the completed form and check payment for $35 per course to the Office of the Registrar.
Your Program Evaluation which can be found in Student Planning on mySeattleU will show you the courses you have completed and the courses you have yet to complete to finish your program.
To receive a double degree, the specific requirements of each school/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 mySeattleU:
For more information about the application process, please visit our Graduation page.
Application due dates:
|Graduating Term||Apply By*|
|Summer or Fall||February 1|
*Dates are in the months prior to the term
Undergraduate Students: If you meet the minimum GPA requirements for your program as of winter quarter and you have 18 or fewer credits to complete at the end of spring quarter, you are not deficient and are automatically eligible to attend commencement. Apply to graduate for the term you will complete your requirements.
Graduate Students: If you meet the minimum GPA requirements for your program as of winter quarter and you will have 6 or fewer credits to complete at the end of spring quarter, you are not deficient and are automatically eligible to attend commencement. Apply to graduate for the term you will complete your requirements. Further restrictions apply to Doctoral students, see the College of Education for details.
Double Degree Students: Double degree students are held to the same standards as students with single degrees.
If you do not meet the requirements or would like more information, please visit our Commencement with Deficiencies page.
To change your graduation date please submit a Graduation Update Notification (e-form).
Please review when your degree will be posed on the Academic Important Dates calendar. Once your degree is posted, your electronic diploma will be available in 2-4 weeks. You will receive an email with more information on how to obtain it around the same time it becomes available. You will receive your printed diploma via regular USPS mail in 4-6 weeks. You can update your MAILING address on mySeattleU under your User Profile. Your MAILING address is where your printed diploma will be mailed directly from the printing company.
You may order a duplicate diploma by submitting a Special Request Form to the Office of the Registrar. Duplicate diplomas cost $25. Please contact Student Financial Services to make the payment for your duplicate diploma order.
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 submit a Transfer Verification Request (e-form). 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 have further questions, please contact our Academic Specialist Team.
Please visit our Transfer Equivalency Guide for help determining how courses transfer over. The information in the guide may not be up to date, so please submit a Transfer Verification Request (e-form) to get specific information regarding the courses you want to take.
Please review our Advanced Placement (75-16) policy for a list of AP scores.
Please refer to the Academic Important Dates calendar.
To view your grades on mySeattleU:
To view unofficial transcripts:
Note: If you do not remember your login information, please contact the ITS Service Desk. They will need your SU ID number so if you do not remember that, please follow the directions here to request it from the Office of the Registrar.
Please refer to our Grades page for more information.
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.
Students who are on the Dean's list or President's list will receive a letter of congratulations to their Seattle U email address.
For more information and to order your official transcript, please visit our Transcripts page.