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.
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. Set Up Your SPU Email Account
After you have your computer credentials, log in at spu.edu/webmail. Check it often for updates!
Questions? Contact Computer and Information Systems at email@example.com or 206-281-2982, or visit CIS in Lower Marston Hall.
2. Apply for Financial Aid
Fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon after October 1 as possible. We've extended the FAFSA deadline to May 1 due to a system error within the FAFSA, so there's still time to apply! Have the results sent to Seattle Pacific University (SPU’s school code for FAFSA is 003788).
Questions? Contact Student Financial Services at 206-281-2061 or 800-737-8826.
3. 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 within two to five business days of your 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-281-2031.
4. Sign up for
Watch your mailbox and SPU email for information about new student advising, where SPU faculty advisers will walk you through how your credits will transfer and help you sign up for your classes.
Questions? Contact new student advising at 206-281-2575 or email@example.com.
5. Sign Up for Housing by June 1
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 spu.edu/housing.
Questions? Contact University Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-281-2188.
6. Sign up for
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 childcare 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 email@example.com or 206-281-2247.
7. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. 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 Third Avenue West, Suite 110
Seattle, Washington 98119-1922
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.
9. Update Your Emergency Contacts
After you’ve made your advanced payment, you’re probably logged into Banner (SPU’s online location 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.