1. What is the application deadline?
2. Are there separate applications to apply to Seattle University and to the BSN Program?
3. What is a complete application?
4. How many times per year does the College of Nursing admit students to the BSN Program?
5. What are the minimum GPA requirements to apply to the BSN Program?
6. What are the nursing prerequisite courses?
7. Do I have to have all of the pre-requisite courses completed before I can apply?
8. How many repeated prerequisite courses are allowed for applicants?
9. How long should my Nursing Personal Essay be?
10. Is prior volunteer service or work experience required for admission?
11. English is not my first language. Must I provide proof of English Proficiency?
12. What credits can I transfer into the BSN program?
13. I earned college credit through Advanced Placement for statistics and calculus; do I still need to take those prerequisites?
14. I am a Running Start high school student. Do I apply as a freshman or a transfer?
15. Does Seattle University provide unofficial transcript evaluations prior to admission?
16. Do I need to complete Intro to Biology if I have completed Microbiology and A&P courses?
17. What are some of the health-care facilities that serve as settings for clinical courses?
18. I have additional questions, who should I contact?
The application deadline for fall 2018 admission is December 1, 2017 (if deadline falls on a weekend or holiday students have until offices reopen to submit application materials). The application must be submitted by December 1 and all materials must be postmarked by the application due date (December 1) to be considered.
Applicants apply to the Transfer BSN Program using either the Seattle University Transfer Application OR the Transfer Common Application. Applicants should complete one application not both. There is not a separate application to the BSN program. In addition to the Seattle University Personal Statement, the College of Nursing requires a nursing personal essay and a professional resume. Applications can be found here.
A complete application includes:
Note: If you are an international student you must also submit a Declaration of Finances
Students are admitted once a year, for the fall quarter.
Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0
Minimum Cumulative Nursing Pre-Requisite GPA: 3.0
Note: these are the minimum GPA requirements needed to apply to the BSN program, our most competitive applicants generally have higher GPAs.
No. However, applicants must have completed 7 of the 10 prerequisite courses including at least one of the following: A&P I, A&P II or Microbiology and at least one of the math prerequisites by the application deadline. Applicants are strongly encouraged to have completed most, or all, of their prerequisite class prior to applying. Additionally, if you are accepted, all pre-requisites must be completed by the end of the spring quarter before you start the program.
Eligible applicants are limited to a maximum of two repeated prerequisite classes. This does not include prerequisite courses that must be repeated due to timespan requirements (ex: Math, Psychology, and Nutrition coursework must be completed within 10 years; science and statistics coursework within 5 years). The number of repeated classes will be a part of your application evaluation and can impact your eligibility for admission. Please provide additional information in your application explaining the reason for the repeated course(s).
A maximum of 250 words. Click here for more information about the Nursing Personal Essay.
No - However, applicants are highly encouraged to volunteer or job shadow in the health care field. This experience and exposure to the nursing role will help applicants better determine if nursing is the right professional fit. Applicants should include any relevant volunteer or work experience in their resume.
Policy at Seattle University requires that all applicants for whom English is not the first/native language must demonstrate English Proficiency regardless of their language studies, academic history, length of residency in the United States or other English speaking countries, or their citizenship or immigration status.
BSN applicants must demonstrate English proficiency at non-English Language Culture Bridge program level. For more information on how to demonstrate proof of English proficiency, please visit our policy page.
The transfer of credits from another institution depends on the number of credit hours earned, course content equivalency and final course grades. You can find course description information in our course catalog. Course equivalencies can be found on the Transfer Course Equivalency Guide.
AP courses may satisfy the math requirements. Applicants must submit official scores directly to Seattle University from the testing organizations.
If you are a running start student and will be graduating from high school at the end of the academic year, you must apply to Seattle University as a freshman. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for more details on applying.
We are unable to provide transcript evaluations prior to a student being admitted to the BSN program. Applicants can consult the course catalog and the Transfer Course Equivalency Guide for transfer equivalencies. Additional questions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, all applicants must complete Intro to Biology along with the other required prerequisite courses.
Clinical placement sites include, but are not limited to:
Questions can be directed to email@example.com or the Undergraduate Admissions Office at 206-220-8040.