Academic Catalog


Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, Seattle Pacific University has a parklike campus that houses a university community that combines the latest technology with long-standing traditions. It’s a leading Christian university only a few minutes from Seattle’s bustling, cosmopolitan city center, giving students an opportunity to gain real-world experiences in their chosen majors.

Seattle Pacific admits students who have academic characteristics that show preparedness for their chosen programs and who exhibit personal qualities that will contribute to the University's mission.

  • SPU admits students without discrimination as to race, color, nationality, creed, age, or sex, in line with our original charter.
  • A strong college preparatory program in high school is recommended and prepares students for success at the university level.
  • In addition to academic ability, factors such as intellectual curiosity, goals, leadership, responsibility, personal and social adjustment, Christian commitment, and a desire to serve the community are considered.

Application for Admission

Most majors at SPU are “open,” meaning you are admitted to the major along with admission to SPU if you identify an open major as your first choice on your admission application. A few majors include a competitive admission process, and require that you apply after you begin at SPU and meet admission application criteria for the major. Learn how to enter your major. Learn how to apply to a minor as well.

Review the specific information you need to apply to Seattle Pacific University:

Early Action for Admission

Early Action candidates who submit their completed applications by November 1 to receive priority on financial aid. Don’t miss out!

Apply now.

File your FAFSA by the priority deadline to ensure you receive the most help possible.


Do you have questions about admission to Seattle Pacific? Would you like to visit campus? Contact Undergraduate Admissions at 800-366-3344 or