Admission Timeline and Deadlines

2024 First-Year Confirmation Deadline Extended

In light of delays in the 2024-25 FAFSA rollout, the Admissions Office has extended the enrollment deposit deadline for admitted first-year applicants to June 1, 2024. Ready to commit to Seattle University? Claim your spot by completing the Admissions Response Form in your Redhawk Admissions Portal!

Junior Year

Senior Year

  • September / October / November
  • October / November
    • Repeat the SAT or ACT exams if you intend to submit test scores.
    • Seattle University takes the highest sub-scores from these tests.
  • October
    • Request counselor and teacher recommendation letters on your behalf.
  • Late October / early November
  • November 15 
  • November 30
  • Mid-December
    • Early Action notification date: students who successfully completed their application through Early Action will be notified of their admissions decision via their Application Portal. Students selected to receive an institutional merit scholarship will be notified at the time of their acceptance. 
  • January 1 - February 1
  • January 15 
  • Early March
    • Students who successfully completed their application through Regular Decision will be sent an admission decision in early March. Students selected to receive an institutional merit scholarship will be notified at the time of their acceptance.
  • Late March / Early April
    • Admitted Student Regional Receptions for out-of-state students.
  • April
    • Admitted Student Days - These give you another opportunity to meet faculty, staff, and current students.
  • May 1 (June 1 for 2024 first-year applicants)
    • Enrollment Deposit Deadline - Deposits must be postmarked by this date for fall term enrollment at Seattle University.
  • September
    • Welcome Week and Fall quarter begins in late September.


First-Year Application Deadlines

Fall Quarter

Early Action: November 15

Regular Decision: January 15

Winter Quarter

November 1

Spring Quarter

February 15

Summer Quarter

May 15



June 1
Enrollment Deposit Deadline

First-year students admitted and planning to attend Seattle University in Fall quarter must have paid their confirmation deposit no later than June 1.

  • Via your Redhawk Admissions Portal before the end of day (before midnight) on June 1, or
  • By mail with a postmark date on the envelope no later than June 1, or
  • By payment in person on campus at the Admissions Office no later than June 1 during our regular business hours.