Admissions

Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, Seattle Pacific University has a parklike campus that houses a community that combines the latest technology with long-standing traditions. It’s a top-notch Christian University only a few minutes from Seattle’s bustling, cosmopolitan city center, giving students an opportunity to gain real-world experiences in their chosen majors.

Seattle Pacific admits students who have academic characteristics that predict their success in the university programs to which they seek enrollment and who exhibit personal qualities that indicate a contribution to the mission of the University.

  • SPU admits students without discrimination as to race, color, nationality, creed, age, or sex, in line with our original charter.
  • A strong college preparatory program in high school is recommended and prepares students for success at the university level.
  • In addition to academic ability, factors such as intellectual curiosity, goals, leadership, responsibility, personal and social adjustments, Christian commitment, and a desire to serve the community are considered.

Application for Admission

General Instructions for All Applicants

We are a member of the Common Application. When applying for admission, you should apply online or visit spu.edu/apply

Application materials for admission must meet the following dates for each respective quarter:  

All Materials Due To Be Admitted
November 15: Early Action Deadline Autumn Quarter
February 1: Regular Deadline for First Year Applicants Autumn Quarter
April 1: Priority Deadline for Transfer Applicants 
Autumn Quarter
July 1: Final Deadline for Transfer Applicants Autumn Quarter
November 15
Winter Quarter
March 1
Spring Quarter
April 1
Summer Sessions

You are responsible for providing all items required with your application, including a $50 nonrefundable application fee. All records submitted for admission become the property of SPU and are considered a part of your official file and permanent record.

If you want financial aid and scholarship consideration, please file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with the federal processor as soon as possible after January 1 and submit all application materials before February 1.

  • Need-based financial-aid award decisions (e.g., grants, loans, and student employment) for students who meet these deadlines are processed beginning the second week in March.
  • Merit scholarships (not based on need) are awarded at the point of admission.

Find more information and instructions for financial aid applications in Student Financial Services.

Review the specific information you need to apply to Seattle Pacific University:

SPU students on campus

Undergraduate Admissions

Do you have questions about admission to SPU — or want to visit campus? Contact Undergraduate Admissions at 800-366-3344 or admissions@spu.edu.

Library

Increased scholarship amounts

SPU has increased amounts for academic merit, consituency, and need-based scholarships.

Possible Waitlist for Admission to SPU

Depending on space available, a waitlist process may be required to manage an entering class.