Dual-Enrolled Students

At SPU, high school students who have completed college coursework through programs such as Running Start are considered dual-enrolled.

Here’s your application checklist: 
  • Application. We use the Common Application. Make sure to fill out our member questions as well!
  • $50 application fee.
  • Essays. You’ll submit this with your Common Application. This is where we get to meet you! Have fun and be authentic.
  • Test scores. We accept both the ACT and the SAT. We recommend taking both tests, and then retaking the one where you scored the highest. To be official, the test agency needs to send us scores (this can take two to four weeks) or be listed on your official high school transcript.
  • Official high school transcript. Your high school counselor can upload an official transcript onto the Common Application, or they can mail an official transcript in a sealed envelope to our office. You can forward a sealed envelope to us as well, as long as you receive it from your high school.
  • Official college transcripts from each school attended, if college coursework is not reflected on your high school transcript.

Keep in mind, students enrolled in college-level courses before graduating from high school must apply as freshmen. However, college credits will transfer under the same policies as for all transfer students.

Application Deadlines
November 15

Early Action Deadline if you want to start Autumn Quarter

Make sure to apply early action if you want a quick admission decision and priority financial aid.

March 1

Regular Deadline if you want to start Autumn Quarter

November 15

If you want to start

Winter Quarter

March 1

If you want to start

Spring Quarter

On-campus housing is guaranteed for students who are 20 years or younger at the start of the academic year. More information about the housing process is available through Residence Life and Housing.

Dr. Christine Chaney

Learning Together