Next Steps for Transfers

You’ve submitted your $200 advance payment, and now you’re officially a Falcon. Congratulations! We can’t wait for you to transfer to SPU this autumn.

Here are your next steps, including important deadlines for housing and to make sure you get full access to financial aid. Make sure you sign up for New Student Advising- classes are filling up fast.

Note: Running Start and dual-enrolled students are considered freshmen. If you are coming to SPU as a freshman, see the Next Steps for Freshmen page.

 1. Submit your advance payment now

If you haven’t already, log into your Seattle Pacific portal and submit your $200 advance payment to confirm your spot. Although the deadline is August 1, we recommend that you submit within 30 days of admission for better class availability.

Questions? Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 206-281-2021, 800-366-3344, or

 3. Apply for Financial Aid

Fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon after October 1 as possible for the best consideration. The deadline is July 1. Have the results sent to Seattle Pacific University (SPU’s school code for FAFSA is 003788). Financial aid packages are typically issued 10 days after FAFSA application is received. 

Questions? Contact Student Financial Services at 206-281-2061 or 800-737-8826.

 4. Review your transfer credit evaluation in Banner

As an admitted transfer student, your transfer work is automatically evaluated by the Office of Student Academic Services five business days after admission. You can access this information through SPU's online student information system, Banner. For more information on this process, how to access and review this information, as well as next steps and options for questions, please review this helpful guide.

Questions? Contact Student Academic Services at or 206-281-2031.

 5. Sign up for New Student Advising

You're required to sign up for New Student Advising, the process for signing up for your classes, so we can prepare your records and materials for advising and registration. Watch your mailbox and SPU email for more information. For important details on how to sign up, please visit the NSA webpage.

Questions? Contact new student advising at 206-281-2575 or

 6. Sign Up for Housing

The housing application will be available in April. On-campus housing is available for students 24 or younger. Find more information on housing requirements, how to apply, and application deadlines at

Questions? Contact University Services at or 206-281-2188.

 7. Sign up for Orientation

Right before classes begin, you will take part in a required event called Orientation. Parents and guests are invited to attend the first two days. During Orientation, don’t forget to attend Transfer Express! This program will provide you with the valuable resources and information needed to be successful as a transfer student at SPU. Get connected with the SPU community, meet faculty, staff, and other transfer students, and learn about involvement opportunities. Although child care is not provided during this program, families are invited to join us for dinner at the Big Party and Involve-O-Rama. Watch your mail and SPU email for more information in the late spring.

Questions? Contact the Office of Student Programs at or 206-281-2247.

 8. Send Official College Transcripts by August 1

If taking courses during the summer, please submit your college transcripts as soon as your summer quarter/semester of classes are completed.

Questions? Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 206-281-2021, 800-366-3344, or

 9. Return a Medical History Form and Immunization Record

You will need to send us this information by September 1. Please download the forms on the Health Center website and mail or fax to:

Seattle Pacific University Health Services
3307 3rd Ave. W., Suite 110
Seattle, WA 98119-1922
Fax: 206-281-2674

Questions? Contact Health Services at 206-281-2231 or visit the Health Center website.*

*Please note that the Health Center has limited hours during the summer. Please leave a message and they will return your call as soon as they are able.

 10. Update Your Emergency Contacts

If you’ve made your advance payment, you’re probably logged into Banner (SPU’s online site to check your grades and transcripts, and to enroll in classes). While you’re there, update your emergency contacts, which are found under the Personal menu.

 11. Submit Your Campus Card Photo Online

Beginning May 1st, you can upload your photo for your SPU campus card using the MyPhoto portal. This multipurpose ID card is your key to campus and will be available for pick up on move-in day! Photos must be uploaded by September 1.

Questions? visit the Contact Campus Card Services site, call 206-281-2693, or email