Post-Baccalaureate Students

If you will have a completed bachelor's degree before you enter SPU, you will be considered a post-baccalaureate student. As a post-baccalaureate student, you will find an enriching and challenging learning community at SPU.

All applicants, post-bac applicants included, apply to SPU via the online application. It’s quick, easy, and secure.  

Application requirements:

  • A completed application using one of the following:
    • Seattle Pacific University Application: SPU's application designed specifically for transfer and post-baccalaureate students. An application fee waiver is available; contact us for further information.
    • The Common Application: Undergraduate college application used by more than 500 member colleges. Post-baccalaureate students complete the "Transfer Application" in the Common Application portal. An application fee waiver is available; learn more here
    • NursingCAS: All post-baccalaureate students applying to the Lydia Green Nursing Program must apply for admission via NursingCAS. A $50 application fee is required.
  • Official college transcripts* from each college attended and the final transcript from the institution that granted the baccalaureate degree, showing the granted degree.

You do not need to submit a Secondary School Report (a document completed by your high school counselor).

Please note that students who have already completed a bachelor's degree are ineligible for institutional merit scholarships or financial aid outside of student loans (maximum $12,500). This is a stipulation from the Department of Education.

*Send your transcripts to

Seattle Pacific University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
3307 Third Avenue West, Suite 115
Seattle, WA 98119-1922

Post-Baccalaureate Application Deadlines
April 1

Early Action Autumn Quarter Deadline

July 1

Final Autumn Quarter Deadline

November 15

Winter Quarter Deadline

February 1

Spring Quarter Deadline

April 1

Summer Deadline