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Freshman Admission

  • Applying as a freshman

    Deciding where to go to college is one of the most important choices you will make in your lifetime. We are excited that you are considering joining us.

    When you apply to Seattle University, you will be considered as a whole person. We will evaluate your academic record, your life experience and the strengths you might bring to our educational community. We offer generous financial aid to help make our distinctive kind of education possible for all eligible students.  

    Admissions notification

    The admissions notification timeline varies for Early Action applicants and Regular Decision applicants as follows:

    Early Action

    This is a non-binding option, and those accepted will still be free to apply to other universities and compare financial aid offers. Those accepted through Early Action will not be required to commit prior to the National Candidates' Reply Date of May 1. Applicants for Seattle University's Sullivan Leadership Award must apply via Early Action to be eligible for Sullivan consideration.

    Early Action candidates must check the early action option on the Common Application and submit all required credentials by November 15. Those applying for Early Action will be mailed admissions notification on December 23. Students applying via Early Action and not offered admission will be placed in consideration for regular admission.

    Regular Decision

    Freshmen seeking regular admission consideration for the fall quarter that have met our January 15 deadline will be mailed an admissions decision on March 1.

    Often, applicants receive requests for additional information, such as seventh semester high school grades, most- recent ACT or SAT scores or results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language. These requests should be regarded as an opportunity for continued consideration for admission. Once the requested documents are received, applicants are sent a decision by the end of March.

    Scholarships

    Seattle University Institutional Merit Scholarship determinations will be made and mailed to accepted applicants at the time of admissions notification.  Students applying via Early Action that submit updated test scores or high school transcripts by our regular decision deadline of January 15 will be considered for the best qualifying scholarship  at that time.

    Financial aid

    Full financial aid packages, reflecting both need-based and merit-based Seattle University institutional aid, are mailed to all accepted applicants by the end of March. This provides students, and their families time to consider whether to confirm their attendance by the National Candidates Reply Date of May 1.

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