•                             Request Info                         
  •                                              
  •                             Visit                         
  •                                              
  •                             Virtual Tour                         
  •                                              
  •                             Apply                         
  •                                              
  •                             Admitted Students                         
  •                                              
                                 
        
Undergraduate Admissions

Next Steps for First-Year Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to Seattle Pacific University! We can't wait to welcome you, in-person, to campus this fall. Learn more about how SPU is keeping students safe here.

Here are your next steps, including important deadlines for housing and to make sure you get full access to financial aid.

 1. Log into your Seattle Pacific Portal

If this is your first time logging into your student portal, go to spu.edu/findmyID. Once you are admitted, you will see your next step checklist for enrollment in your portal. It’s a one-stop shop for everything you need to do next! Be sure to check your portal frequently by clicking on the "update" button at the top. This is how you will be notified of scholarships, financial aid, and important next steps.

 2. Submit your enrollment deposit by May 3 (extended deadline)

If you haven’t already, log into your Seattle Pacific portal and submit your $200 advance payment to secure your spot. 

Questions? Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 206-281-2021, 800-366-3344, or admissions@spu.edu.

 3. Set Up Your SPU Email Account

After you have your computer credentials, log in at spu.edu/webmail. Check this often! Many updates will be sent to this email.

Questions? Contact Computer and Information Systems at help@spu.edu or 206-281-2982, or visit CIS in Lower Marston Hall

 4. Apply for Financial Aid

Fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) a soon as possible. Have the results sent to Seattle Pacific University (SPU’s school code for FAFSA is 003788). 

  • Updates to your financial award will be posted to your SPU Portal. Check your portal regularly for updated scholarship and financial aid information.

Questions? Contact Student Financial Services at 206-281-2061 or 800-737-8826.

 5. Sign up for classes at New Student Advising

You're required to sign up for New Student Advising, the process for signing up for your classes, so we can prepare your records and materials for advising and registration. The process is quick and easy, and takes less than 5 minutes! Watch your mailbox and SPU email for more information. For important details on how to sign up, please visit the NSA webpage

*Before attending NSA

  • Submit your advance payment (enrollment deposit)
  • If you are transferring any college credits, you must submit your college transcripts at least two weeks before your New Student Advising registration date

Questions? Contact new student advising at 206-281-2575 or nsa@spu.edu.


 6. Earn a Visit Scholarship

Attend two qualifying virtual campus visits by June 1 (extended deadline) to receive a one-time $500 visit scholarship that will be included in your financial aid package for your first year at SPU.

 7. Sign Up for Housing

Housing applications are now open!

More information on housing requirements, including the $300 room deposit, how to apply, and application deadlines. 

Questions? Contact University Services at housing@spu.edu or 206-281-2188.

 8. Sign up for Orientation

Right before classes begin, you will take part in a required event called Orientation. Parents and guests are invited to attend the first two days. Look for more sign up information in early Spring and be sure to watch your mail and SPU email.

Questions? Contact the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership at orientation@spu.edu or 206-281-2247.

 9. Send Official Academic Transcripts by August 1

We need your final academic transcript with a posted graduation date by August 1. (Your financial aid will be affected if we don’t have this.) If you are transferring any college credits, you must submit your college transcripts at least two weeks before your New Student Advising registration date.

Questions? Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 206-281-2021, 800-366-3344, or admissions@spu.edu.

 10. Return a Medical History Form and Immunization Record

You will need to send us this information by September 1. Please complete the forms on spu.medicatconnect.com. You can also view SPU's incoming student health requirements.

Questions? Contact Health Services at 206-281-2231 or visit the Health Center website.

 11. Update Your Emergency Contacts

If you’ve made your enrollment deposit, you’re probably logged into Banner (SPU’s online site to check your grades and transcripts, and to enroll in classes). While you're there, update your emergency contacts, which are found under the Personal menu.

 12. Grant Access to Others

Grant access for your parents or others to receive information regarding your student account, financial aid, housing, and general academic standing.

Questions? Contact Student Financial Services at 206-281-2061 or 800-737-8826

 13. Submit Your Falcon Card Photo Online

Upload your photo for your SPU campus card using the MyPhoto portal. This multipurpose ID card is your key to campus and will be available for pick up on move-in day! Photos must be uploaded by September 1.

Questions? Visit the Falcon Card Services site, call 206-281-2693, or email falconcards@spu.edu.