International Students

International students are an important part of Seattle Pacific University. A vibrant and active international population, SPU’s international students include nearly 100 undergraduate students and nearly 60 graduate students, representing about 35 different countries.

If you have any questions about Seattle Pacific University or applying, please contact International Admissions Counselor Lisa Hirayama, at international@spu.edu.

Should I apply as a freshman, transfer student, or post-baccalaureate student?
  • Apply as a freshman if you are coming to SPU directly after your high school graduation.
  • Apply as a transfer student if you earned transferable credit from a college or university, but not a bachelor’s degree.
  • Apply as a post-baccalaureate student if you have already earned a bachelor’s degree and are seeking additional baccalaureate-level studies.
  • Apply as a graduate student if you want admission to a master’s-level program.
Application Deadlines

Autumn Quarter Dates (begins late September and ends mid-December)

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.

February 1

Regular Deadline if you want to start Autumn Quarter


April 1

Early Action Deadline if you are a transfer or post-bacclaureate* student and want to start Autumn Quarter

Make sure to apply early action if you want priority on housing and class registration.

July 1

Regular Deadline if you are a transfer or post-bacclaureate* student and want to start Autumn Quarter


Winter Quarter (begins early January and ends mid-March)

November 15

If you want to start

Winter Quarter

Spring Quarter (begins late March and ends mid-June)

March 1

If you want to start

Spring Quarter

Summer Quarter

Coming soon

If you want to start

Summer Quarter

*If you are a transfer or post-baccalaureate student and want direct admission to nursing, you may apply only for Autumn Quarter admission. The nursing application deadline is January 15. 

If you intend to study nursing but are not yet ready to apply for the major, you are welcome to apply for admission to the University in the Autumn, Winter, or Spring quarter.