Seattle Pacific University Transfers: 2020 Requirements, Dates, GPAs & More

This is the complete guide for transferring to SPU. We suggest you read until the end - you can also use the below calculator to estimate your likelihood of being able to transfer to SPU.

What are your chances at SPU?

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    *gpa score is required

    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at SPU or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

    I get it - transferring colleges can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming. You are not alone. In fact, more than 700,000 students transfer colleges every year.

    At SPU, 6.71% of the entire student body are transfer students, so you won’t be alone.

    To read about regular admission requirements for Seattle Pacific University, click here

    What are the transfer requirements for SPU?

    SPU requires a number of completed documents for consideration. The table below summarizes the most important pieces of information:

    Admission Item Required?
    High School Transcript Required of Some
    College Transcript Required of All
    Essay or Personal Statement Required of All
    Interview Recommended of All
    Standardized Test Scores Required of Some
    Statement of Good Standing from Prior Institution Required of Some

    In addition to the above requirements, SPU also requires a minimum number of credits completed to apply to be a transfer student.

    SPU requires a minimum of 0 credits.

    What are Seattle Pacific University’s Transfer Deadlines?

    Many universities accept transfer applications during each semester. For this reason, we break down SPU transfer deadline by fall, winter, spring and summer.

    Closing Date Reported Deadline
    Fall Transfer Deadline July 1
    Winter Transfer Deadline November 15
    Spring Transfer Deadline March 1
    Summer Transfer Deadline May 15

    Waiting until the last minute to finalize your application could result in a silly mistake.

    We recommend you complete your application at least 1 week before the required deadline.

    In fact, take a full 2 day break from looking at anything related to your application and then come back to look for errors. I bet you’ll find a few 😉

    When are decision dates for Seattle Pacific University transfer applicants?

    If you applied to transfer to SPU on or before the reported deadlines then you should have your decision date by the notification dates in the below table.

    Deadline Notification Dates
    Fall Transfer Deadline rolling
    Winter Transfer Deadline rolling
    Spring Transfer Deadline rolling
    Summer Transfer Deadline rolling

    Note this data is current as of 2019 and to the best of our knowledge this hasn’t changed.

    What is Seattle Pacific University’s transfer acceptance rate?

    In 2019, SPU received 460 transfer applicants.

    The school accepted 411 students. Therefore, the transfer acceptance rate for SPU is 89.35%.

    This indicates how hard it is to transfer into SPU. You can use the free calculator below to predict your chances of getting accepted.

    What are your chances at SPU?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at SPU or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

    Additionally, of the 411 accepted transfer students, 193 students enrolled - that means the yield was 46.96%.

    SPU accepts 90 out of every 100 transfer applicants.

    How can you afford SPU

    SPU costs an average of $N/A. The below vendors all offer private student loans for SPU students to help cover the cost... We have partnered with Edvisors to provide these vendors and keep the offer up-to-date.

    What are the Seattle Pacific University transfer GPA requirements?

    SPU requires a minimum college GPA of 2.5 - this is on a 4.33 point scale.

    In addition, SPU requires a minimum high school GPA of 2.5.

    Will you enjoy transferring to SPU?

    There are a lot of reasons to transfer to SPU. Maybe your plan has always been to attend community college, and then move to a four year college to save money while completing your degree.

    Maybe you had a bad experience at your first school - don’t worry this is more common than you think.

    Or perhaps you’re drawn to Seattle...

    Regardless of your reason for transferring, you’re already enrolled at another college or university so you know that the most important element in your college experience is the people and community

    Finding success at SPU is dependent on feeling comfortable - will you be able to find a place to find home and grow?

    These are the questions that numbers and data cannot answer, but CampusReel can.

    If you’re considering transferring to SPU then I highly recommend that you watch the school’s videos on CampusReel. These are real students with real stories.

    Final Verdict: How to transfer into SPU

    Let’s wrap up everything we’ve learned. If you still have questions about transferring, check out the SPU website for more info.
    SPU accepts 89.35% transfer applicants, which is competitive.

    To have a shot at transferring into SPU, you should have a current GPA of at least 3.69 - ideally you’re GPA will be around 3.84. In addition, you will need to submit standardized test scores.

    The below tables show the SAT and ACT breakdown of SPU students.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    SAT Math 490 610 550
    SAT Reading 500 620 560
    2018 Total SAT Score 990 1230 1110
    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    ACT Math 19 25 22
    ACT Reading 20 28 24
    2018 Total ACT Score 39 53 46

    Seattle Pacific University’s average SAT score is 1110. To be a competitive applicant for Seattle Pacific University your SAT score should come close to the average - for the ACT you should be aiming for the equivalent.

    What are your chances at SPU?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at SPU or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

    If you’re considering transferring to SPU, you may also want to consider the schools:

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    Transfering to Dominican University of California
    Transfering to American Jewish University