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Seattle Pacific University welcomes your application for admission to the Professional Studies Program.

Applications to the program are accepted throughout the year. We will carefully review your application and supporting materials. Since each applicant to the program is admitted on his or her individual merits, it is important that these materials present a full and accurate record of your academic and personal qualifications. A decision will be made regarding your admission soon after all application materials have been received.

To be considered for admission to the program, you need to submit the following items to Seattle Pacific University. Whenever possible, please include all the following information in one application packet. Click here to download the Admission Application, or Apply Online!

  • Professional Studies Program Admission Application
  • $45 Application Fee
  • Academic/Professional Recommendation (PDF Download provided)
  • Personal Recommendation (PDF Download provided)
  • Essays (2)

Please request that official transcripts for all courses taken (high school and college) be sent to Seattle Pacific University. In order for transcripts to be considered official, they must be sent in a sealed envelope. If any college work is in progress, ask your school to forward another transcript when the work is complete.

If you plan to apply for need-based financial aid, you must also submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as quickly as possible. You may obtain a form from Student Financial Services at (800) 737-8826 or (206) 281-2061 or you may apply via the web at Seattle Pacificís school code for FAFSA is 003788. Click here for more information about Tuition and Financial Aid.

The financial aid process takes approximately six weeks. To allow enough time to determine your eligibility, the FAFSA needs to be completed at least four to six weeks in advance of your first quarter of attendance. If you qualify for aid, it may take several weeks into the quarter before the process is completed and aid is received. If you do not qualify, you will need to pay the full costs. For further information, contact Student Financial Services.

Admission Decision.
Once all your application materials are received, your file will be reviewed. The Admissions Committee will make a decision promptly after receipt of a completed application. If admission is granted, you will be notified by phone and mail within two weeks of the decision. If admission is denied, Seattle Pacific will work with you to determine the best option to completing your degree.

Admission Packet.
Once youíve been admitted to SPU, you will receive an admission packet in the mail. The packet will include information about your program schedule, payment information and registration.

Medical History Form. Complete and return the confidential Medical History Form found in your Admission Packet.

Decision to Enroll/Advance Payment. Indicate your decision to enroll at SPU by sending your $200 advance payment to the Office of Admissions. Advance payments are due prior to registration.

Early Registration. Each student admitted into the Professional Studies Program will receive personal, individualized attention from an academic counselor. Following this process, your advisor will assist you in registering for classes before your first quarter begins.

New Student Orientation. New students who start their course work at the beginning of the academic year are asked to attend an on-campus orientation, which is held prior to Autumn Quarter classes.

Students may choose to meet their financial obligations in one of two ways: (1) payment in full for each quarter, or (2) a two-month payment option. A studentís account must be paid in full to be able to register for subsequent quarters. For complete information on payment plans and options, consult the SPU Undergraduate Catalog.

Tuition Reimbursement. Companies will often pay for employee education and training. Check with your human resources office to see if your organization will subsidize all or part of your degree program. Contact Student Financial Services to complete the paperwork.

Purchase Order. If your company or organization provides a purchase order for each course, or for the program in full, SPU will gladly bill the company for the program costs at the end of each quarter.

Download the application form PDF and view it with Adobe Reader, or Apply Online!

Questions? If you need assistance in completing any part of the admission application process, please call the Office of Admissions at (206) 281-2021 or (800) 366-3344. If you have questions about financing your education, call Student Financial Services at (206) 281-2061 or (800) 737-8826.

Or write:
Office of Admissions
Seattle Pacific University
3307 Third Avenue West
Seattle, Washington 98119-1997

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