Post-Baccalaureate Admission

What is a "Post-Baccalaureate" Student?

A post-baccalaureate student is one who has completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and who has been admitted to Seattle University for additional undergraduate study which is intended to culminate in a second bachelor's degree, a certificate or the fulfillment of prerequisites for a particular Seattle University degree program. Second baccalaureate degree applicants refer to the official policy for requirements. 

Documents Required for Post-Baccalaureate Application

Post-baccalaureate applicants are required to submit the Transfer Application and the same documents as transfer applicants.

  • A completed application.
  • Current application fee.
  • Official transcripts from all prior and current post-secondary institutions, including verification of an acceptable bachelor's degree.

Additional Requirements for International Students Applying for Post-Baccalaureate Admission

  • An international student wishing to pursue a certificate and requiring an I-20 form from Seattle University should complete the special international student application.
  • An international student or one whose first language is not English must submit proof of english proficiency. Click here for more information.

Grade Point Average Requirements

An applicant must have achieved a minimum evaluated grade point average of 2.50 to be eligible for admission. The calculation is based upon the last 90 quarter credits of the baccalaureate degree plus any post-baccalaureate coursework from a regionally accredited college or professional school.

Matriculation fee

The matriculated student will be assessed a one-time matriculation fee in the first quarter of attendance at Seattle University.

Merit-based Scholarships

Please note that post-baccalaureate students are not eligible for merit-based scholarships from Seattle University.

Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health

Students interested in the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health should review the program website for additional information and instructions.

Fall Quarter Deadlines

Nursing Admission

December 1

Diagnostic Ultrasound Admission

February 1

Priority Admission

March 1 

Regular Admission

August 15


Winter Quarter Deadline

Regular Admission

November 1st

Spring Quarter Deadline

Regular Admission

February 15th

Summer Quarter Deadlines

Regular Admission

May 15th