Transfer Applicants

Transfer Admissions 101

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:

  • A streamlined credit transfer process
  • Academic and career advising
  • A unique Collegia program that provides space on campus designed to meet the needs of commuters

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.

Plan Your Transfer

To ensure a seamless transfer, we recommend you start planning early and utilize these helpful tools.

Review Process

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.

Admissions Notification

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.

Confirmation Deposits

Fall quarter transfer applicants are required to hold their acceptance with a deposit by May 1. Those admitted after April 1 are required to submit confirmation deposits within 30 days of the date of their letter of acceptance. Winter, Spring and Summer quarter applicants are required to confirm acceptance within 30 days of their letter of acceptance but a confirmation deposit is not required.

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Transfer Student: Jamie

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Transfer Student: Montgomery

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Transfer Student: Emily