SBGE Transfer Students

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When you finish your degree at Seattle Pacific University's School of Business, Government, & Economics, you will be prepared with the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to make a difference in the world. 

Equipped for Success

Transfer students are essential and valued members of the School of Business, Government, and Economics student body. More and more students each year are choosing to finish their degrees in our academically rigorous programs that are deeply grounded in Christian faith and values. Our strategic location just minutes from downtown Seattle provides myriad opportunities for internships and jobs as we prepare students for service and leadership in business, government, and civil society. 

Transferring to SBGE

Will my courses transfer?

Many courses from community colleges and other four-year schools will transfer to Seattle Pacific University. In order to discover which courses will transfer and how, please refer to our Transfer Equivalency Guide.

Recommended Prerequisites

Accounting and Business Administration majors are encouraged to take the following courses prior to transferring to SBGE:

Please refer to our Transfer Equivalency Guide to see how your courses may transfer to Seattle Pacific University.

How long will it take to complete my degree?

Most transfer students can finish their bachelor's degree in 1-2 years depending on how many courses they transfer to SPU. You can view degree requirements and map out your courses by utilizing our Course Planning Resources.

How do I apply to my major?

The major application window for all SBGE majors (except International Sustainable Development, PPE, and Political Science) is only open December 20 – January 20 each year. This is due to the fact that several of our programs are highly competitive and space is limited. Whether you transfer to SPU in Autumn, Winter, or Spring Quarter, all students will apply for their major during this application window. Find out more about SBGE's major application process

More Information

If you have more questions about transferring to Seattle Pacific University, please connect with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions

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