Entrance Programs After Accepting Admission

Once you have accepted your offer of admittance to Seattle Pacific University, you will attend New Student Advising in the late spring or the summer before Autumn Quarter, and Orientation in the days prior to the beginning of the academic year. Both the New Student Advising session and the Orientation event are required and provide you with the essential information for a successful transition to University life.

New Student Advising

All new undergraduate students, including transfer students, receive initial advising and register for classes as part of New Student Advising (NSA) before the first quarter of matriculation. 

NSA sessions are offered on campus between May and September. If you are unable to travel to campus, you may arrange an appointment with an advisor over the phone or through email.

Once you have completed the program, you will be prepared to go through Orientation in the autumn.

Students who enter Seattle Pacific University in Winter Quarter or Spring Quarter, or during the Summer Sessions, meet individually with an undergraduate academic counselor to select and register for their first quarter of classes.


Autumn Quarter Orientation includes four days of orientation to the academic and social community of SPU. Brief orientation sessions are offered Winter Quarter and Spring Quarter.

In addition to the orientation program for all new students, new international students must participate in International Student Orientation.

All these sessions are designed to help you prepare for the academic, spiritual, and social life at SPU. They also offer opportunities for you to become better acquainted with the University and its programs of study, and to meet faculty and classmates.

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Transfer Course Equivalency Guide

Find out how academic credits you received from other institutions and approved testing programs typically transfer to SPU.