Transfer Credit Information

Getting Started

  • Apply for admission using your legal name. This is the first and most important step.
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  • Talk to an Advisor. Our Academic Advisors can help determine which transfer classes meet your academic goals.
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  • Request official copies of all college or university transcripts be sent to the following address:
  • Seattle University
    School of New and Continuing Studies – Admissions
    901 12th Avenue
    HRDG 240
    Seattle, WA 98122
  • Previous coursework must be completed at a regionally accredited collegiate institution. Credits for non-direct transfer degree students are evaluated on a course-by-course basis. An official transferable credit evaluation is provided upon admission to Seattle University.
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Transferring credit

  • Students admitted while still attending another institution must submit a final, official record to the Office of Admissions by the tenth day of the student’s first term of enrollment.

  • The maximum number of transfer credits acceptable for any student entering Seattle University is 135, comprising of 90 lower division and 45 upper division credits. A minimum of 45 quarter credits must be completed at Seattle University to meet the Residency Requirement for the bachelor’s degree completion programs. Credit is allowed if a C- (or 1.5 on a 4.0 scale) has been earned. A minimum of a C grade is required for courses that fulfill major or prerequisitve requirements.

  • Junior standing, 90 quarter credits and the majority of Core Curriculum classes will be satisfied with completion of any of the following degrees: Direct transfer Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree from a Washington State community college. For out of state Direct Transfer Agreements, please contact our Admissions and Transfer Specialist at (206)
    296-6943 or

Other types of credit

  • Vocational/technical courses that are comparable to Seattle University Courses offered as part of a Seattle University baccalaureate degree or courses applicable to baccalaureate degrees may be granted transfer credit as determined by the student’s dean or department chair.

  • Up to 45 credit hours of Prior Experiential Learning (PEL), as defined by NWCCU standard 2.C.7, may be accepted for transfer credit by some Seattle University schools/colleges at teh discretion of the department chair and dean.

  • Several contexts exist for granting of lower division Seattle University credit for coursework completed prior to admission to this university, i.e., Advanced Placement, CLEP subject examinations, International Baccalaureate, military schooling, and the DANTES programs.

  • A student who transfers to Seattle University with a minimum of 60 credits prior to completing a direct transfer associate degree (DTA) may use Seattle University credit to transfer back to a Washington community or technical college to complete the DTA.

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Have Questions?

Our friendly Admissions team is here to help you with the transfer process. If you have any questions, contact our Admissions and Transfer Specialist at (206) 296-6943 or