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Post-Baccalaureate Students

If you have been awarded a baccalaureate degree at a regionally accredited or ABHE-accredited institution and wish to complete a second undergraduate degree at Seattle Pacific University, you may apply through Undergraduate Admissions. 

Required materials for admission consideration include the following:

  • Complete and submit the Common Application for Transfers
  • A $50 non-refundable application fee
  • An official copy of the final transcript from the institution that granted your baccalaureate degree (showing the granted degree)
  • Any additional transcripts showing post-baccalaureate work

While SPU may recognize a bachelor’s degree from a school that holds accreditation from the ABHE (Association for Biblical Higher Education), the state of Washington does not recognize these institutions when issuing teaching certificates.

Therefore, post-baccalaureate students admitted to SPU from ABHE-accredited institutions that are not regionally accredited must complete an additional bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree along with the Teacher Certification program if they wish to obtain teacher certification in the state of Washington.

Standards governing completion of a second bachelor's degree are found here.