Transfer Applicants


Transfer students are those that have not completed coursework at SPU in the past four quarters and must have completed either a Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) degree or 90 transferable credits by the end of summer prior to entry into the nursing program. If you have questions about how your general education credits will transfer, please see the Transfer Course Equivalency Guide or contact a transfer admissions counselor.

You must have a minimum of 3.5 cumulative GPA in the prerequisite courses, with no course less than a “C” grade (2.0).  A maximum of two courses may be repeated to achieve the minimum grade of 2.0.  A minimum of four prerequisite courses must be completed by the application due date.

Transfer Students must have completed and submitted official transcripts for the following prerequisite courses by the end of  Spring quarter to be eligible for admission:

  • Anatomy & Physiology – 10 quarter credits
  • General (Inorganic) Chemistry – 5 quarter credits
  • Biological (Organic) Chemistry – 5 quarter credits

By the end of Summer quarter you must have completed either a Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) degree or 90 transferable credits and all General Education requirements except for UCOR 3000 and UFDN 3100.  

Meeting the minimum criteria for consideration of admission neither implies nor guarantees admission to the program.

How to apply

Our BSN application for 2018-19 is now closed.  

Seattle Pacific University will be processing applications for admission in 2019-2020 through NursingCAS, the centralized application service for nursing. Visit to start application or log into your existing account. Visit the Add Program page to select SPU’s nursing program and complete the steps to fill out and submit your application. Many resources are available to help you complete your application, including the applicant help center. You can also contact NursingCAS support with questions.

Want to learn more? 

For an overview of nursing courses, visit the course descriptions section in the SPU catalog.  You can find a preview of the required coursework for the nursing major in these suggested course sequences for transfer students with a Direct Transfer Agreement (PDF) or without a Direct Transfer Agreement (PDF).

Find out more about preparing preparing to transfer to SPU.

To learn more about Transfer Student Scholarships, contact Student Financial Services.

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