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SPU: Committed to Student Success

By Ruth Adams, University Registrar


Future Graduating Students

At SPU, we don't aim to enroll students — we aim to enroll future graduates. From the moment your student first connects to Seattle Pacific until the moment your student receives a diploma, a wealth of student-success resources are available. Our faculty and staff members can assist students with academic planning, financial aid, housing, career exploration, internships, and more.

Our undergraduate admissions counselors provide one-on-one help for students and families throughout the application process. Once admitted, students can take part in our two-part Orientation program, which includes on- and off-site New Student Advising (NSA) as well as Welcome Week. Programs for parents are available during both events.


To ensure that your student understands academic degree requirements, an academic counselor and a faculty advisor are assigned to each student. Each student also has a designated student financial services counselor who can help with questions about financial aid and student employment. Our Center for Career and Calling provides workshops, internships, mentoring relationships, and other opportunities for students to explore vocational issues. SPU also recently launched the On Track: Degree Planner, which provides students and families with a checklist of what to expect and how to stay on track to graduate in four years.


"Our mission involves helping each and every student to discover their purpose, gifts, and calling," says SPU President Philip W. Eaton. "One of our signature commitments is that we will be a place that graduates people of competence and character who are equipped to change the world."

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