Academic Catalog

Applying as a Transfer Student

If you have completed any college credits after high school graduation and before applying for admission to SPU, you are a transfer student. Transfer students follow the procedures below:

  • Complete Seattle Pacific's Transfer Application or the Common Application Transfer Application. Students using either application also must submit a $50 nonrefundable application fee and, if using the Common Application, the required SPU member section. 
  • Students applying to the Lydia Green Nursing Program must apply via the SPU Nursing Application (instead of the applications listed above) and submit the associated non-refundable application fee.
  • If you are a transfer student who has completed fewer than 45 college-level quarter credits or 30 college-level semester credits since graduating from high school, at the time of application, you must submit an official high school transcript. SPU is test optional, but you are welcome to submit SAT or ACT scores if available.
  • If you are a transfer student who has completed more than 45 college-level quarter credits or 30 college-level semester credits, you are not required to submit high school transcripts for admission purposes. However, your high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores1 can be useful for your placement in math courses and to prove proficiency in a foreign language. 
  • You are required to send official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended. These transcripts will be used for admission purposes and in order to award transfer credit.

SPU is test-optional for the 2024–25 academic year.

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