Admission Timeline and 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.

Decisions will be released 4-6 weeks after the application is complete. Student applying for Fall quarter can expect their decision to be released in mid to late March and then on a rolling basis after that deadline. Please continue checking your email and student application portal to see if there are any updates.

  • July
    • Monthly Transfer BSN Info Sessions begin
  • August
    • Nursing application opens mid-August
  • October 1
    • First day to file FAFSA
  • Late October/Mid November
  • November 1:
    • Application deadline for Winter Quarter
  • December 1
    • Transfer Nursing Deadline for Fall Quarter 2023
  • February 1
    • Diagnostic Ultrasound Deadline for Fall Quarter 2023
    • 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
  • July
    • Housing assignments begin.
  • August 15
    • Regular transfer application deadline for Fall Quarter
  • September:
    • Fall Quarter classes begin
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

International applicants do not have a separate deadline; they should submit documents according to whether they are applying for freshman or transfer admission. International transfer students are encouraged to apply earlier to ensure adequate time for immigration and visa processing.