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Seattle University - 2016

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Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations


Seattle University makes admission decisions based on a holistic review of your materials and background. Primary consideration is given to course selection and performance. Successful candidates complete the following minimal program in high school (each unit is equivalent to one academic year of study):
• English: 4 units
• Mathematics (college preparatory): 3 units*
• Social studies: 3 units
• Laboratory science: 2 units**
• Foreign language: 2 units
• Additional academic units from above disciplines: 2 units

Freshman applicants should submit the following:
• Completed Common Application.
• Completed Seattle University Supplemental Application.
• A non-refundable application fee of $50.
• Official high school transcripts, as applicable.
• Official ACT or SAT reports (can be listed on your high school transcript).
• One teacher and one counselor recommendation.
• Common Application essay and Seattle University Supplemental Application personal statement.
• Washington State Running Start students must also submit their official college transcripts.
English proficiency requirements

Applicants for whom English is a not the first/native language must demonstrate English Proficiency regardless of English language studies, academic history, residence in the United States or other English-speaking countries, or immigration status. See English proficiency policy for details.


Seattle University's academic policies can be found via the Office of the Registrar

Students must take the ACT and or SAT in the spring of their junior year if applying for early action and no later than November of the senior year for applicants applying for regular admission. Students who demonstrate interest early in the college search process by listing Seattle University when registering for the ACT or SAT will receive early notification about opportunities at Seattle University (e.g., about scholarships, the honors programs, Seattle University representatives visits to their schools, opportunities for regional interviews).