Admission Requirements

All applicants must satisfy the following requirements for admission to be granted:


Undergraduate applicants should have the equivalent of a U.S. grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.


Provide official, certified English language translations of all transcripts from each educational institution attended.

English proficiency

Applicants whose native language is other than English must demonstrate English proficiency regardless of the length of residency in the U.S., their citizenship or their immigration status.

For information on how to demonstrate proof of English proficiency, please visit our policy page.

SAT and ACT Requirements

Seattle University does not require the ACT or SAT of international freshman applicants. However, these scores do enhance an application, and sufficiently high critical reading and writing scores will be accepted in lieu of the TOEFL to demonstrate English proficiency.


Seattle University offers merit-based scholarships to international students. No separate application is required for scholarship consideration; determinations are based on the strength of your academic and extracurricular record. Please see our scholarship page for more information.

International student applications should be submitted 6-9 months prior to the application quarter of entry to allow for international mail and visa processing. See the admissions timeline and deadlines page for more information.