Transfer Student Requirements and Deadlines

Admission is based on a comprehensive review of each application. While GPA is the most important factor in the review process, the quality of your writing demonstrated through the application essays, recommendations, and sometimes standardized test scores also impact the results.

Application Requirements
  • The Common Application. (Make sure you fill out the SPU member section and writing supplement.)
  • $50 application fee waiver. Apply by July 1 and we'll waive your application fee!
    • To take advantage of your fee waiver, go to the "My Colleges" section of the Common Application, navigate to Seattle Pacific University, and click on "Questions". Within the fee waiver question, please select "Institutional Fee Waiver" from the dropdown menu, then use the code SPUTransfer.
  • 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

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

Transfer Application Deadlines
April 1

Priority Deadline if you want to start Autumn Quarter

July 1

Final 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.