Admission Requirements


The following admission requirements apply only to the School of New and Continuing Studies.

All applicants for admission into the School of New and Continuing Studies must be a minimum of 22 years of age at the time of admission, and cannot currently be enrolled in any Seattle University program outside of NCS.

For B.A. Degree Completion

  • Students must have successfully completed at least 60 quarter college credits (or 40 semester credits)

  • Students must have a minimum cumulative college G.P.A. of 2.00

Required Documents (B.A. Degree Completion)

  • School of New and Continuing Studies Application

  • Personal Statement

  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended (Former Seattle University alumni need not submit their SU transcripts)

  • Proof of English proficiency if English is not the applicant’s first language.

For Certificate Programs

  • Students must have passed a college Freshman Composition course.

  • Students must have passed a college-level mathematics course.

  • Personal Statement

Required Documents (Certificate Programs)

  • School of New and Continuing Studies Application

  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended (Former Seattle University students need not submit their SU transcripts)

  • Proof of English proficiency if English is not the applicant’s first language.

Students who do not meet these requirements can appeal to the Dean’s Office and request provisional admission through a process that includes interviews and letters of reference. Since all admissions decisions are holistic, meeting the criteria listed above does not guarantee admission. All applicants are assessed in terms of the full range of their academic and personal achievements, viewed in the context of the opportunities and challenges each has encountered.

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Application Deadlines for B.A. and Certificate Programs

NCS degree programs follow a rolling admissions policy. Students can apply, be admitted, and begin their studies year-round. We accept both part-time and full-time students.

Quarter Application Deadline Quarter Start Date
Fall 2018 September 12, 2018 September 26, 2018
Winter 2019 December 14, 2018 January 7, 2019
Spring 2019 March 11, 2019 April 1, 2019

The Web Development Certificate program accepts new students every Fall. We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2018 cohort until Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Apply today to get started this Fall!

The next Web Development Certificate cohort will begin Fall 2019.