Admission Requirements

Ordinarily, a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a scale where an A is 4.00) is required for transfer admission consideration. Applications are reviewed carefully; primary consideration given to course selection, academic trend, and individual course performance. The average GPA of admitted transfer students for 2015 was 3.44.

Prerequisite requirements may apply to all majors. Consult the Typical Two Year Program of Study for more information on specific major prerequisite requirements or email transfer@seattleu.edu to receive a checklist of requirements for individual majors.  

Students in Washington State's Running Start program should visit this page to review freshmen Admission requirements regarding Running Start and Nursing. 

Gaps in Education

If an applicant has a gap in education, they may be asked to establish a current academic record at another college or university prior to applying for transfer admission at Seattle University. Please contact a Transfer Admissions Counselor for more information.

Direct Entry & Prerequisite Requirements and Recommendations

Students applying to Seattle University apply directly to the major they intend to pursue; many programs at Seattle University require or recommend prerequisite courses be completed prior to transferring. Students should utilize the Plan Your Transfer information and  to find specific prerequisite information. Email transfer@seattleu.edu to receive a checklist of requirements for individual majors.