At Seattle Pacific, we have faith when you go here, you go far.

Do any of the following apply to you? If so, you are a transfer student!

  • You earned college credit after graduating high school.
  • You are currently enrolled in another college or university.
  • You have already earned an undergraduate degree.
  • You are a Seattle Promise student.

Seattle Pacific has faith in our transfer students. With small class sizes, lowered tuition, and unparalleled professional opportunities in Seattle, you can jumpstart your future here. 

Explore below to see how a nationally ranked university like SPU can help you reach your goals. 

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How do I pay for college?

Here's a breakdown
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How do I get my first job at SPU?

Read our guide
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What do I need to know about transferring?

Read the FAQ's


Your transfer admissions counselor will be able to walk you through how credits can transfer to SPU, but you will also get an official transcript evaluation from the Office of the Registrar, once you are admitted to SPU. It's helpful to refer to the Transfer Equivalency Guide, if you want to see how some of your credits will transfer before you are admitted. Please note that this guide is not all-inclusive. If you don't see your specific school or class, it doesn't mean we don't accept the credit. Please contact your admissions counselor for more information!

No, you do not need to be a Christian to attend SPU. In fact, though we have many students who are eager to grow deeper in their Christian faith, there are many others who do not practice their faith or who practice a different faith. SPU fosters a community of deep belonging for all students.

If you are a Running Start student (a Washington dual-credit program for high school students), you are considered a freshman, or first year, student. If you have earned any college credits AFTER graduating from high school, you are considered a transfer student.

Find out the answers to these questions, and many others, on our Common Questions page.

Key Numbers


Rate of students who are transfers from community colleges and four-year institution


of graduates surveyed one year after graduation were either employed, attending graduate school, or engaging in volunteer service positions


Average number of years it takes transfer students to complete major coursework


said this internship experience was helpful in obtaining their first position out of college


Fortune 500 companies in Seattle — and SPU students have worked at all of them.


is the average salary of SPU alumni 5-10 years after graduation