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.

 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. Register for Admitted Transfer Day

Have you been admitted to SPU as a transfer student for Autumn Quarter? Congratulations! Join us for a preview on May 19 of what awaits you as a transfer student at SPU. Hear from SPU’s President Dan Martin, meet other transfer students, visit classes, talk with faculty in your intended major, and have all of your questions about next steps answered.

If you're ready to commit to SPU, this is also an exclusive opportunity for early class registration! Come sit down with an SPU faculty advisor and/or Student Academic Counselor who will walk you through how your credits will transfer and help you sign up for your first quarter of classes. 

4. Sign up for New Student Advising

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

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

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

6. 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 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 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

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
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.

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.