Admission Timeline and Deadlines

International Freshman Timeline 

International student applications should be submitted 6-9 months prior to the application quarter of entry to allow for international mail and visa processing.

Junior Year

Senior Year

  • October / November 
    • Repeat the ACT or SAT for scholarship consideration.
    • English as a Second Language Students may also consider the TOEFL or IELTS test.
  • Late October / Early November 
  • November 15 
  • December 23 
    • Early Action Reply Deadline. Students who successfully completed their application through Early Action will be mailed a decision on this date.
  • January 15 
    • Seattle University Regular Decision deadline. Apply online through the Common Application. Students who successfully complete their application through Regular Decision will be mailed a decision on March 1.
  • April 
    • Seattle University Accepted Student Open Houses & Receptions. These give you another opportunity to meet faculty, staff, and current students. 
  • May 1 
    • National Candidate's Reply Date: Deposits must be postmarked by this date for fall term enrollment at Seattle University.
  • July
    • Summer in Seattle orientation happens throughout July. This is optional for international students and it is encouraged for those students that may be in the Seattle area during the summer.
    • For those living outside of the U.S. in the summer, please remember that you are only allowed to enter the U.S. on your student visa 30 days prior to the program start date indicated on your I-20 form. Some international students coming to Seattle U from abroad have entered the United States on a visitor visa to attend Summer in Seattle as it happens prior to the 30-day window.  If you choose to do this you will need to leave the United States and re-enter on your student visa.
  • September 
    • Welcome Week and Fall quarter begins in late September.
    • International student orientation occurs the entire week before the academic year begins and is mandatory. The International Student Center will contact you in late August with the full New Beginning Orientation schedule.

International Transfer Timeline 

Applications may be sent after the posted deadlines, but we cannot assure that they will be processed in time for the start of the term or that space will be available. The deadlines listed here are priority deadlines.

Getting to know you takes some time. We give every application thorough individual attention. Applying early also helps ensure that you don’t miss any scholarship or other financial aid deadlines.

Seattle University is on a rolling admission process for transfer students, with the exception of Nursing and Diagnostic Ultrasound students.

Fall Quarter begins in mid- or late September, Winter Quarter begins in early January, Spring Quarter begins in late March or early April, and Summer Quarter begins in mid- or late June.

  • August
    • Monthly Transfer BSN Info Sessions begin
  • October 1
    • First day to file FAFSA
  • Late October/Mid November
  • November 15:
    • Application deadline for Winter Quarter
  • December 1
    • Transfer Nursing Deadline for Fall Quarter 2021
  • February 15
    • Diagnostic Ultrasound Deadline for Fall Quarter 2021
    • FAFSA priority financial aid consideration for Fall Quarter
  • February 15
    • Application deadline for Spring Quarter
  • March 1
    • Priority application deadline for Fall Quarter (please note that Nursing and Diagnostic Ultrasound have earlier deadlines). We will continue to accept transfer applications for most programs through August 15 and financial aid will continue to be awarded on a rolling basis.
  • April
    • Financial aid packages for Fall Quarter mailed
  • May 15
    • Application deadline for Summer Quarter
  • May 15
    • Transfer Accepted Student Open House
  • July
    • Housing assignments begin.
  • August 15
    • Regular transfer application deadline for Fall Quarter
  • September:
    • Fall Quarter classes begin
Fall Quarter Deadlines

Nursing Admission

January 1

Diagnostic Ultrasound Admission

February 1

 Priority Admission(all other majors)

March 1

Scholarship Notification Sent


Regular Admission

August 15

F-1 Visa Holders Bank Statement Deadline (within 3 months of their start date)


Winter Quarter Deadline

September 1-All Majors

Spring Quarter Deadline

December 1- All Majors

Summer Quarter Deadline

February 1st- All Majors

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