Applying as a Post-Baccalaureate Student

If you have been awarded a baccalaureate degree from a degree-granting institution accredited by ABHE or a nationally-recognized accreditor and you wish to complete a second undergraduate degree at Seattle Pacific University, you may apply through the transfer admissions process in Undergraduate Admissions. (Note: to be “nationally-recognized” means that the institution’s accreditor has been reviewed and accepted as a national accreditor by the Council on Higher Education or the U.S. Department of Education.) 

If you have earned credit from an institution outside the U.S., see how credit from an international institution transfers.

Required materials for admission consideration include the following:

  • Complete and submit the Common Application Transfer Application, the SPU Transfer Application, or the SPU Nursing Application.
  • A $50 non-refundable application fee.
  • An official transcript from each institution where you completed courses that contributed to your bachelor’s degree.
  • An official copy of the final transcript from the institution that granted your baccalaureate degree (showing the granted degree).
  • Any additional transcripts showing post-baccalaureate work.

While SPU may recognize a bachelor’s degree from a school that holds accreditation from the ABHE (Association for Biblical Higher Education), the state of Washington does not recognize these institutions when issuing teaching certificates.

Therefore, post-baccalaureate students admitted to SPU from ABHE-accredited institutions that are not regionally accredited must complete an additional bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree along with the Teacher Certification program if they wish to obtain teacher certification in the state of Washington.

Review standards governing completion of a second bachelor’s degree.

Please note that post-baccalaureate students are not eligible for merit-based financial aid.

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