A Note to Parents and Guardians:

Pre-Collegiate Summer Courses at Seattle University

Welcome to Seattle University.  We are thrilled that your student plans to spend part of their summer with us as members of SU's vibrant learning community.  Our faculty includes scholars who bring a lifetime of experience and expertise to the classroom.  They are dedicated to the art of teaching, of sharing knowledge and skills of their disciplines.

Attending a summer academic program at a university can be a significant event for a high school student, as well as for their parents. Our programs attract rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors from around the region. We understand it is important to you that your student has a positive and inspiring time here at Seattle University.  We hope that this web site communicates to you our excitement about our offerings but is also helpful to you and addresses your questions or concerns.  Below is more information on the operations and logistics of our Summer Programs for Pre-Collegiate, High School Student.  And we are always happy to talk to parents or guardians to answer any other specific questions you might not find on our pages.

Selection of Courses

After the application is approved, you will receive official notice from Seattle University via email that will include course preferences and associated tuition.  You or the applicant does not need to do anything further at this point. Summer Programs staff will then confirm which courses are open and register the applicant, giving preference to the choices indicated on the Application Form.  An email notice with information on courses in which the student is now enrolled will be sent out.  Please note that approval of a student's application does not guarantee that the student will have a spot in their preferred program of choice.

Application Process:

  1. Complete the application Here .
  2. Course spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  All applicants will receive an email confirmation that confirms receipt of the application.
  3. Once the student has been accepted and the course(s) are confirmed, the student will receive a second email letting them know that they're admitted and outlining the next steps to be taken.
  4. A welcome packet will arrive via U.S. mail within two weeks. 

 Independence and Safety

Independence is the primary theme of this stage in you student's development and we hope that they come to Seattle University ready to embrace these new experiences. Students will need to have the self-discipline to manage their own time, (including their use of cell phones), and set their priorities.  As the parent or guardian, you are in the best position to talk frankly about these issues.  We are here to support your student in having a successful academic, social, and personal learning experience.  Our goal is to create a positive, safe environment that supports the academic success of your student. The regular business hours for Public Safety are Monday - Friday, from 8:30am - 4:30pm.  Please familiarize yourselves with all of the services that they provide.


Seattle University requires newly enrolled students to provide documentation of the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) series, a Tetanus booster in the last ten years, and three doses of the Hepatitis B (Hep B) series.  The Meningococcal vaccine is strongly recommended, but not required.  Please enter and upload your immunization information at this link:  SU Patient Portal so that the Student Health Center (SHC) can verify their records.  

You must submit proof of immunizations to the Student Health Center prior to your arrival on campus or attending classes.  If you cannot access the patient portal to enter or upload your immunization records, you may submit your records via, fax, eamil, mail, or drop them by our office.  Please include your name and date of birth on any records you submit.

Contacting Your Student 

At some time while your student is on campus, you may need to contact them.  Typically, this would be an emergency situation in which case you would contact SU Public Safety to speak or relay a message.  Their regular business hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm. Please familiarize yourselves with all of the services that are available.  We encourage you to talk to your child about when and how, and how much to be in touch before coming to campus.  It is standard at universities, that we cannot generally honor requests to contact your child except in emergency situations.  We suggest that parents and students arrange times and ways to be in touch that are appropriate to your situation.  Remember, students are expected to exercise an appropriate degree of responsible independence while on campus and in class.

Policies Please read over the information contained on our University Student Policy pages.  In addition to key policies specific to academic and student conduct and matters of health and safety, these pages also provide substantial additional information for you and your child.  Students and their families are expected to review them together and direct any questions to the Dean of Students