Transfer Student Requirements and Deadlines

While GPA is the most important factor in the review process, admission is based on a comprehensive review of each application. The quality of your writing in your application essays, your recommendations, and sometimes your standardized test scores will all impact your result.

Transfer Application Requirements
  • The Common Application. (Make sure to fill out the SPU section of the "My Colleges" tab)
  • $50 application fee.
  • Official transcript* from each college attended.
  • Final high school transcript and SAT or ACT score. Only required for students who have taken fewer than 45 college level quarter credits (30 semester) since high school graduation at the time of application. 

You do not need to submit the Secondary School Report (a document completed by your high school counselor) or the Registrar's Report (a document completed by your college or university registrar).

*Send your transcripts to

Seattle Pacific University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
3307 Third Avenue West, Suite 115
Seattle, WA 98119-1922

How GPA Affects Your Admission

As admissions counselors, we understand that although GPA is important, it does not tell the whole story of who you are. We ask that students have a minimum of 2.5+ GPA because we want each person to be set up for success in our academic programs. If you feel that your GPA is not an accurate representation of your ability and performance, explain why in your application essay. We want to get to know you personally, not just academically. Tell us about the obstacles you’ve overcome and why you connect with the mission and values of SPU.

For more information about Transfer Student Procedures, visit the 2017–18 Undergraduate Catalog.

Transfer Application Deadlines
April 1

Early Action Deadline for Autumn Quarter

April 16

Transfer and Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Application Deadline for Winter Quarter 2019

July 1

Regular Autumn Quarter Deadline for best possible aid and scholarships

November 15

Winter Quarter

February 1

Spring Quarter

April 1

Summer Quarter

Nursing Students

For the earliest entry date, transfer students apply by April 16 to begin coursework for January 2019. Transfer students will apply to begin coursework for Winter 2019 or Autumn 2019. You must also provide additional application materials to the Prelicensure Nursing Program.


Learn more about transferring to the Lydia Green Nursing Program. For further questions, email or call 206-281-2021 or 800-366-3344.