Undergraduate Admissions
Transfer Students

Transfer Credit Policies

    • Prospective students may use the Course Equivalency Guide as a tool to understand how course work at other colleges and universities will transfer to Seattle University.
    • Prospective transfer students with credit from Washington state community colleges can reference the Transfer Guides for a complete outline of courses that will transfer from those schools. This resource is more exhaustive than the above-linked Course Equivalency Guide.

    Seattle University grants the maximum credit possible to meet degree requirements for courses taken at other accredited institutions. An official evaluation of transfer coursework will be provided upon admission to SU.

    Acceptable transfer credits are applied to degree requirements consistent with university policies.

    The remaining courses required are those students must complete to earn a degree. In some cases, students may have extra elective credits applicable to the particular degree program but which affect class standing. Professional degree programs have more requirements and fewer electives than other programs. The number of transfer credits depends upon whether courses fit specific major and general graduation requirements.

    Most transfers from two-year colleges who, during their first two years, follow a parallel program of study to their intended Seattle University major, enter as juniors and can complete degrees with two additional years of coursework. Exceptions occur when students have taken courses not applicable to their majors, since some majors entail more specific requirements than others. Should a student's major change, the number of applicable transfer credits may also change.

    Washington State Direct Transfer Guarantee

    If you are earning a direct transfer associates degree or an associate of science degree at a Washington State community college, you may satisfy most Seattle University core requirements and some major requirements. You may be eligible to transfer to Seattle University with 90 (quarter) credits and junior standing, complete upper-division courses and receive a bachelors' degree. Successful completion of prerequisite course work may be required for admission consideration into specific programs.

    A final official transcript with the degree posted must be submitted.

    California Community Colleges IGETC Transfer Guarantee

    Students who complete an Associate of Arts degree as well as the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) track will enter Seattle University as a Junior with 90 credits earned and all CORE requirements fulfilled except PHIL 210, upper-division ethics, 200-level theology, interdisciplinary course, and a senior synthesis.

    Oregon Community Colleges Associates Degree

    Students who have earned the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree (AA/OT) prior to matriculation at Seattle University will enter as a Junior with 90 credits earned and all CORE requirements fulfilled except PHIL 210, upper-division ethics, 200-level theology, interdisciplinary course, and a senior synthesis.

    Arizona Community Colleges

    Students who have earned the Associate of Arts as well as the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC-A) track prior to matriculation at Seattle University will enter as a Junior with 90 credits earned and all CORE requirements fulfilled except PHIL 210, upper-division ethics, 200-level theology, interdisciplinary course, and a senior synthesis.

    For more information on transfer policies, contact:

    Undergraduate Admissions
    transfer@seattleu.edu
    (206) 220-8040