Nursing Transfer Students

Interested in transferring to Seattle Pacific's Lydia Green Nursing Program? Read on to learn about key deadlines, requirements, and upcoming information sessions.

Application Requirements

To be considered a nursing transfer student, you must not have been enrolled at SPU in the past four quarters and must have completed either a direct transfer degree or 90 transferable credits by the end of June prior to the beginning of the nursing program. If you have questions about how your credits will transfer, see the Transfer Course Equivalency Guide or contact a SPU transfer admissions counselor.

You must have a minimum of 3.5 cumulative GPA in the prerequisite courses, with no one course less than 2.0, and no more than two repeated prerequisites due to a grade of less than 2.0.  Attainment of the minimum GPA does not guarantee admission to a major, however, as the total number of admissions is limited by capacity.

Transfer students must have completed and submitted official transcripts for the following prerequisite courses by the end of summer quarter to be eligible for admission:

  • Anatomy & Physiology – 10 quarter credits
  • General (Inorganic) Chemistry – 5 quarter credits
  • Biological (Organic) Chemistry – 5 quarter credits

With all 9 of the Nursing Prerequisites completed and final transcript submitted by September 1.

How to Apply

The School of Health Sciences is working on a plan to begin multiple admission dates for all currently enrolled and transfer applicants.   Therefore, application due dates and admission quarters have changed.  Please read carefully the updated application information:

Transfer students will apply to begin coursework for Winter 2019 or Autumn 2019. Only currently enrolled students are eligible to apply for the Autumn 2018 cohort and in reduced numbers.  Our goal is to offer a minimum of two cohorts per year for all applicants.  For the earliest entry date, transfer students apply by April 16 to begin coursework in January 2019.

To begin the application process submit the following:

  • An application to Seattle Pacific University.
  • An application* (PDF) to the Nursing Major including:
    • Official transcripts from each college or university attended
    • Course descriptions for any prerequisite course that is not listed on Transfer Equivalency Guide
    • A professional recommendation
    • Prerequisite calculator/details page
    • Background Disclosure form
    • Work and volunteer hours

You will be notified by email in early May if you are selected for an interview. You will be notified of your admission or waitlist placement after spring quarter (June)

Acceptance is contingent on successful completion of all prerequisite courses by the end of summer quarter.  All applicants must have achieved the minimum or higher prerequisite GPA at the time the application is submitted and when all prerequisite courses are complete. 

*Adobe reader is required in order for the application to calculate correctly.

Nursing Information Sessions- Closed

Nursing information sessions are closed for the 2017-18 academic year and will resume in October 2018. At this time, individual counseling appointments are not available for transfer students seeking direct admission into the Nursing program. For more information regarding direct admission into the Nursing program, please first review our Nursing FAQ website. For answers to questions not listed on this website, email

When Nursing information sessions resume in the Fall, come learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at Seattle Pacific University! One of our Transfer Admissions Counselors will provide information regarding the application process, prerequisite information, and what makes the Lydia Green Nursing Program distinct. If you cannot attend one of the information sessions listed below, feel free to contact us with questions.

Please note that these information sessions are specifically for transfer students who have completed college credit after graduating high school and plan to apply after completing an Associate’s Degree, 90 transferrable credits, or a Bachelor's Degree. First-year applicants should contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for first-year Nursing application information. 

Nursing information sessions will be offered as follows; for space availability and to RSVP please call (206) 281-2021:

  • Monday, February 5th, 11-12pm
  • Wednesday, February 21st, 4-5pm
  • Wednesday, March 7th, 4-5pm 
  • Friday, March 23rd, 11-12pm
  • Wednesday, April 4th, 4-5pm
  • Thursday, April 12th, 4-5pm

Please RSVP; due to space constraints, walk-ins unfortunately cannot be accommodated.

Please visit the Nursing Program website for detailed instructions on how to apply to the Nursing Program as a transfer student.