Choosing to go to college was a major decision. Now you’re deciding where to complete your degree. Seattle University offers distinct strengths, including small classes, personal attention, the Jesuit focus on learning through service, and a centralized location in the incomparable city of Seattle. We are thrilled you are thinking of joining the Seattle University community.
With the largest transfer student population of any private university in Washington State, Seattle University is an excellent option for completing your degree and preparing for postgraduate success.
For transfer students, we offer:
Below you will find all the nuts and bolts of how to apply, including admissions requirements, policies, timeline, and deadlines -- all the details you need to start your transfer to Seattle U.
To ensure a seamless transfer, we recommend you start planning early and utilize these helpful tools.
Many degrees require students to complete prerequisite coursework prior to transferring. We have transfer planning guides available for each major below, which include pre-requisites, suggested coursework, additional information, and equivalency tools.
Visit the Advising Services website to access planning resources for your major, such as learning outcomes and "Typical Junior Transfer Programs" that outline the courses included in each degree plan.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request your personalized checklist for your chosen major. Seattle University is unable to evaluate transcripts prior to admission, therefore, official credit evaluations are provided upon admission to Seattle University.
Seattle University has a Transfer Equivalency Guide that allows students to view equivalent coursework from their institution. An official evaluation of transfer coursework is provided by Seattle University upon admission. Some courses not listed in the Transfer Equivalency Guide may still be transferable to SU.
For the courses not found in the Transfer Equivalency Guide website, find course descriptions with SU's Course Catalog for equivalent courses.
Financial assistance is available to finance your college costs.
Generous Yellow Ribbon scholarships are awarded to eligible transfer students. There is no separate application to apply for merit-based scholarships and all applicants will be reviewed for eligibility.
Transfer applicants can utilize the Veteran Navigators, peer mentors to estimate financial aid options.
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Verto Education partners with Seattle University to offer a credit-bearing semester abroad in one of many transformative destinations so that you can graduate on your four-year timeline. Through your first semester or year with Verto, you'll become a global leader, gain confidence, and make an impact when you arrive on campus.
Seattle University is committed to a thorough and holistic review of applicants for admission. Due to the need for advanced standing, college transcripts must first be evaluated by the Registrar's office, after which they are reviewed by an appropriate academic dean and members of the admissions staff.
Most transfers will receive an admissions decision 6 weeks following an acknowledgment that their applications are complete.
Heavily impacted programs, such as Diagnostic Ultrasound or Nursing, review applicants as a cohort. Therefore, they will operate with different notification dates. Here is a full listing of Deadlines. Students may also consult with the Admissions Office directly for more information.
Transfers may be asked to submit additional information, such as most recent college grades, or an explanation of activities since taking a hiatus from college coursework. These requests are opportunities for continued admissions consideration.
Merit scholarship awards are included in a student's acceptance packet and are available for Fall, Winter and Spring quarters.
Fall quarter transfer applicants are required to hold their acceptance with a deposit by May 1. Transfer students must submit confirmation deposits within 30 days from their decision notification. Winter, Spring and Summer quarter applicants are required to confirm enrollment within 30 days of their letter of acceptance, but a confirmation deposit is not required.