Transfer Applicants


Transfer students have not been enrolled at SPU in the past four quarters and must have completed either a direct transfer degree or 90 transferable credits by the end of June prior to the beginning of the nursing program. If you have questions about how your credits will transfer, see the Transfer Course Equivalency Guide or contact a SPU transfer admissions counselor.

You must have a minimum of 3.5 cumulative GPA in the prerequisite courses, with no one course less than 2.0, and no more than two repeated prerequisites due to a grade of less than 2.0.  Attainment of the minimum GPA does not guarantee admission to a major, however, as the total number of admissions is limited by capacity.

How to apply

Transfer students must submit the following by the January deadline:

  • An application to Seattle Pacific University.
  • An application* (PDF) to the Nursing Major including:
    • Official transcripts from each college or university attended
    • Course descriptions for any prerequisite course that is not listed on Transfer Equivalency Guide
    • A professional recommendation
    • Prerequisite calculator/details page
    • Background Disclosure form
    • Work and volunteer hours

You will be notified by email in early February if you are selected for an interview.

You will be notified of your admission or waitlist placement at the end of winter quarter.

Acceptance is contingent on successful completion of the prerequisite courses by the end of spring quarter.  All applicants must have achieved the minimum or higher prerequisite GPA at the time the application is submitted and when all prerequisite courses are complete.

*Adobe reader is required in order for the application to calculate correctly.

Want to learn more? 

Find out what you need before coming to SPU.

Learn more about Transfer Student Scholarships, offered by Seattle Pacific University.

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).  

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