Academic Catalog

Non-Matriculated International Students

Non-matriculated students are those who have not been formally admitted to the University. Before enrolling in courses at Seattle Pacific University, non-matriculated international students who are non-native English speakers must demonstrate English proficiency. They may do this by presenting an acceptable official English proficiency test score to the Office of the Registrar or by submitting an official college/university transcript from a U.S. institution showing a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and grades of B (3.0) or better in both English Composition I and II. 

In addition, non-matriculated students must submit required government documentation to International Student Services no later than the first day of the quarter in which they are enrolled.

Undergraduate international students may take no more than 45 quarter credits toward a degree without being formally admitted to Seattle Pacific University. Post-baccalaureate students are limited to 15 such credits. 

More information about enrolling at SPU as a non-matriculated student is available here.