Application for Admission

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

Application deadlines

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

Autumn Quarter admittance

  • November 1: Early Action Deadline
  • January 15: Regular deadline for first-year applicants
  • April 1: Early Action Deadline for transfer applicants
  • July 1: Final Deadline for transfer applicants

Winter Quarter admittance

  • November 15: Deadline for all applicants

Spring Quarter admittance

  • February 1: Deadline for transfer applicants
  • March 1: Deadline for first-year applicants

Summer Sessions admittance

  • April 1: Deadline for all applicants

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 October 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 in mid- to late 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.

English language proficiency requirement

All students, regardless of citizenship status, must have a good command of the English language to be academically successful at SPU. Therefore, if it appears necessary, nonnative English speakers may be asked to prove English language proficiency by one of the means as described in this Catalog under English Language Proficiency.

You are considered a native English speaker if:

  • English is your first language.
  • You completed your entire high school curriculum in the U.S. (other than Puerto Rico).
  • Both your primary and secondary education took place in Australia, Canada (other than Quebec), Great Britain, Ireland, or New Zealand.

International students are required to demonstrate English proficiency through one of the means listed under English Language Proficiency in the International Students section of this catalog, unless they meet one of the criteria listed above for native English speakers.

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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.