Next Steps for Transfers

Here are your next steps, including important deadlines for housing and to make sure you get full access to financial aid. Make sure you sign up for New Student Advising - classes are filling up fast.

Note: Running Start and dual-enrolled students are considered freshmen. If you are coming to SPU as a freshman, see the Next Steps for Freshmen page.

 1. Log into your Seattle Pacific Portal

If this is your first time logging into your student portal, go to 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!

 2. Submit your enrollment deposit (advance payment)

If you haven’t already, log into your Seattle Pacific portal and submit your $200 enrollment deposit to confirm your spot. Before you do this, make sure you have already completed your FAFSA for the upcoming school year. Although the deadline is August 1, we recommend that you submit within two weeks of admission for better class availability.

Questions? Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 206-281-2021, 800-366-3344, or

 3. Set Up Your SPU Email Account

After you have your computer credentials, log in at Check it often for updates!

Questions? Contact Computer and Information Systems at 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) as soon after October 1 as possible for the best consideration. The deadline is July 1. Have the results sent to Seattle Pacific University (SPU’s school code for FAFSA is 003788). Financial aid packages are typically issued 10 days after FAFSA application is received. 

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

 5. Review your transfer credit evaluation in Banner

Beginning April 1, as an admitted transfer student your transfer work is automatically evaluated by the Office of Student Academic Services five business days after admission. You can access this information through SPU's online student information system, Banner. For more information on this process, how to access and review this information, as well as next steps and options for questions, please review this helpful guide.

Questions? Contact Student Academic Services at or 206-281-2031.

 6. Sign up for 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. For important details on how to sign up, please visit the NSA webpage

Questions? Contact new student advising at 206-281-2575 or

 7. Earn a Visit Scholarship

Attend a campus visit by August 1 to receive a one-time $500 visit scholarship for in-state students, or $1,000 for out-of-state students, that will be included in your financial aid package for your first year at SPU.

 8. Send Official College Transcripts by August 1

If taking courses during the summer, please submit your college transcripts as soon as your summer quarter/semester of classes are completed.

Questions? Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 206-281-2021, 800-366-3344, or

 9. Sign Up for Housing by August 15

Housing applications will be available April 1. Sign up for housing by August 15 and receive your housing assignment on August 30. On-campus housing is available for students 24 or younger. You can view housing availability and residential living requirements for transfer students online. Find more information on housing requirements and how to apply at

Questions? Contact University Services at or 206-281-2188.

 10. 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. During Orientation, don’t forget to attend Transfer Express! This program will provide you with the valuable resources and information needed to be successful as a transfer student at SPU. Get connected with the SPU community, meet faculty, staff, and other transfer students, and learn about involvement opportunities. Although child care is not provided during this program, families are invited to join us for dinner at the Big Party and Involve-O-Rama. Watch your mail and SPU email for more information.

Questions? Contact the Office of Student Programs at or 206-281-2247.

 11. Return a Medical History Form and Immunization Record

You will need to send us this information by September 1. Please download the forms on the Health Center website and mail or fax to:

Seattle Pacific University Health Services
3307 3rd Ave. W., Suite 110
Seattle, WA 98119-1922
Fax: 206-281-2674

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

*Please note that the Health Center has limited hours during the summer. Please leave a message and they will return your call as soon as they are able.

 12. Update Your Emergency Contacts

If you’ve made your advance payment, 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.

 13. Submit Your Falcon Card Photo Online

Beginning May 1st, you can 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