Find Your Track: Freshmen

    You are considered a freshman if you graduate from high school during the 2012-13 academic year, regardless of credits earned via advanced placement, running start, etc.

    Exception: Students who graduate from high school during the 2012-13 academic year and also complete a direct-transfer associate’s degree in Washington, Oregon, or California. (See the 2013-14 SPU Undergraduate Catalog for more information about the direct transfer degrees.)

    Orientation process for all freshmen:

    1. Sign up for a New Student Advising event.
    2. Sign up for Welcome Week. (Note: There is one sign-up form for both New Student Advising and Welcome Week.)
    3. Complete the online tutorial “Earning Your Undergraduate Degree” and all its assignments prior to your New Student Advising event or appointment. To access the tutorial, log in to Blackboard. If you have questions, call 206-281-2575 or email Completion of these modules is necessary for class placement. All incoming freshmen who complete the tutorial will be registered for their USEM/USCH 1000 course at the time of tutorial completion. Even if you attend an event later in the summer, you could be registered for your USEM/USCH 1000 course now!
    4. Attend your New Student Advising event.
    5. Attend Welcome Week.

    New Student Advising

    NSA takes place in the summer. At NSA, you will be advised and registered for your first quarter's classes. Check here for NSA dates.

    Contact: 206-281-2575 or

    Non-Autumn Admits

    Welcome Week

    The second Orientation event, Welcome Week, is coming soon: September 26-29, 2013! Find details and schedules here.

    Contact: 206-281-2689 or

    Register for Orientation