Procedures to Apply for Admission

  • Complete the Common Application First-Year or Transfer Application, including the SPU member section, and submit it to Undergraduate Admissions along with the $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • SPU requires certified, official transcripts and (when you have completed a degree) diplomas or leaving certificates from all secondary schools, colleges, and universities attended. All documents must have the official stamp or seal from the issuing institution and must be sent directly by the school or authority (depending on the country) to SPU in a sealed envelope. Documents must be in English or accompanied by official English translations. Applicants should consult with Admissions staff for information about the required documents and procedures for their specific country. 
  • If, after completing secondary school and before applying to SPU, you have completed more than 45 transferable university-level quarter credits or 30 transferable semester units, you will not be required to submit your transcripts from secondary school.
  • SPU does not require financial documentation as part of the application process. However, if you are offered admission, and to satisfy visa-application requirements, you will be required to document adequate funds to cover your educational and living expenses for your intended period of study at SPU. Note: While international students are eligible to be awarded SPU merit scholarships, federal financial assistance is available only to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
  • International students are not required to submit scores from SAT/ACT exams. However, scores do enhance an application, and students presenting sufficiently high reading and writing scores may be exempted from the English proficiency test requirement.

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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.