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Transfer Admission

  • Applying as a transfer student  

    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.

    For transfer students, we offer streamlined credit transfer, academic and career advising, and a unique Collegia program that provides space on campus designed to meet the needs of commuters. 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.

    Admissions notification

    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 acknowledgement 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. Students should consult with the Admissions Office and the department in question directly.

    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.

    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 date of their letter of acceptance.

    Merit scholarship offers will be mailed in mid-April to transfers for the fall quarter who have submitted their completed applications by March 1. Transfers for any quarter will be considered for merit scholarships on a rolling basis as they are admitted.