Transfer Student Requirements and Deadlines

While GPA is the most important factor in the review process, admission is based on a comprehensive review of each application. The quality of your writing in your application essays, your recommendations, and sometimes your standardized test scores will all impact your result.

Application Requirements
  • The Common Application. (Make sure to fill out the SPU section of the "My Colleges" tab)
  • $50 application fee.
  • Official transcript* from each college attended.
  • Final high school transcript and SAT or ACT score. Only required for students who have taken fewer than 45 college level quarter credits (30 semester) since high school graduation at the time of application. 

You do not need to submit the Secondary School Report (a document completed by your high school counselor) or the Registrar's Report (a document completed by your college or university registrar).

*Send your transcripts to

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

How GPA Affects Your Admission

As admissions counselors, we understand that although GPA is important, it does not tell the whole story of who you are. We ask that students have a minimum of 2.5+ GPA because we want to each person to be set up for success in our academic programs. If you feel that your GPA is not an accurate representation of your ability and performance, explain why in your application essay. We want to get to know you personally, not just academically. Tell us about the obstacles you’ve overcome and why you connect with the mission and values of SPU.

For more information about Transfer Student Procedures, visit the 2016–17 Undergraduate Catalog.

Transfer Application Deadlines
April 1

Early Action Deadline if you want to start Autumn Quarter

July 1

Final Autumn Quarter Deadline for best possible aid and scholarships

November 15

If you want to start

Winter Quarter

February 1

If you want to start

Spring Quarter

April 1

If you want to start

Summer Quarter

Nursing Students

If you intend to pursue direct admission to the nursing major, you may apply only for Autumn Quarter. The deadline is January 15.

You must also provide additional application materials to the Prelicensure Nursing Program.


Email or call 206-281-2021 or 800-366-3344.