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 a minimum computer-based TOEFL score of 190 (520). Any applicant with a TOEFL score between 190 and 237 (520 and 579) must successfully complete the Culture and Language Bridge Program during the first term of attendance.

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

January 15

Priority Admission

Extended to May 1 for Fall 2021

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