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Apply your technical or professional degree toward a B.A. or B.S. degree at Seattle Pacific University



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Seattle Pacific University is ready to help you meet your educational goals.

We welcome the opportunity to serve you and make your transition into one of our bachelor's degree programs a smooth one. Our transfer admissions counselors can answer your questions about admissions requirements and University policies.

Plus, we can tell you more about transferring credits and how SPU works closely with technical and community college academic advisors. And, for those students who qualify, we also offer financial aid. If you have any questions about the application process, please call Undergraduate Admissions at 800-366-3344 or 206-281-2021.

Count the Benefits
If you've earned a technical or professional degree from a public, regionally accredited U.S. technical or community college, you can make that degree count toward a B.A. or B.S. in SPU’s Professional Studies program. Degrees that transfer directly toward the Professional Studies program are as follows:

  1. The Associate in Applied Science Transfer (AAST) degree from a Washington State Community College
  2. Any Professional or Technical Degree from a regionally accredited U.S. Technical or Community College, provided the student has earned at least a 2.5 GPA in 20 college level liberal arts credits from distribution lists within the areas of:
    • English Composition
    • Arts and Humanities
    • Social Sciences
    • Natural Sciences
    • Mathematics
You can earn your bachelor's degree with a major in Professional Studies at SPU by completing (1) general education courses in liberal arts and foundation classes, and (2) an academic minor. This program is particularly beneficial to adults holding a technical or professional degree for these reasons:

  • No Starting Over. Credits from your technical or professional degree* will be accepted into the program. You wonít need to start over or retake classes youíve already completed.
  • Convenient Location. SPUís residential neighborhood campus on the north slope of Queen Anne Hill offers quick access from downtown, Highway 99 or I-5. Lighted parking lots are a short walk to comfortable classroom buildings.
  • Value in Price, Value in Degree. SPU courses are competitively priced. Youíll receive a degree thatís backed by a fully accredited institution whose reputation for scholarship and service is recognized in schools, businesses and other organizations throughout the Northwest.
  • Ethical Perspective. As a Christian university, SPU places a premium on moral and ethical values that are based on biblical foundations. Students find this a welcome perspective that offers helpful guidance when theyíre wrestling with ethical issues that regularly confront them in the workplace.
  • Personal Academic Advising. Each student in the program will receive personal, individualized attention from an SPU academic counselor to help with transition into the program.

*SPU will accept up to 90 credits, combined, from two-year schools, approved testing programs and institutions that are not regionally accredited.




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