Project Opportunity: Access to Washington's Colleges'

“Majoring in engineering and playing basketball were my first two priorities when I was looking for a college to attend. Saint Martin's had everything I was looking for.”

— Whitney Lynn Golob
Saint Martin's University


 

Application Information

  • Application dates are very important.
  • Keep ahead of them.
  • You don't want to rush through an application and turn in something that doesn't represent you well.
  • Plan out your application process, give yourself time to get all the work done in a relaxed and orderly fashion.

3 Key Parts of Applying to a Four Year College as a Tranfer:

    1. Deadlines
    2. Application Components
    3. Academic Requirements


Admissions Deadlines

Note: The contents of this guide are subject to change. Please confirm details with colleges directly.

Common Application form? Transfer Application deadline – Fall term Transfer application deadline – Winter Term Transfer application deadline – Spring Term Minimum GPA for transfer of credit Special transfer visitation dates Aid specific to transfer students? Additional requirements
Gonzaga University Online or printable for transfer students. June 1st none November 1st Each transfer course must have a grade of 2.0 (C) or higher on a 4.0 scale. Like to see 2.7 or higher. Courses must be college-level and academic. link link none
Heritage University apply on line rolling admissions. Earlier allows better consideration of financial aid none none Transfer credits must have a minimum grade of 1.70 (C-) on a 4.00 scale No formal dates set. But visitations invited.

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Pacific Lutheran University apply on line or apply by mail February 1 for financial aid priority none November 15th for financial aid priority Transfer students need at least a 2.5 gpa link link
Saint Martin's University on line and printable March 1 for priority. Rolling none rolling 2.5 gpa if the student has earned 30 semester or 45 quarter credits.
2.8 gpa if a student has
earned less than 30 semester or 45 quarter credits.
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Seattle Pacific University common application download or on line April 1 priority for financial aid. July 1 for admission November 15 March 1 generally 2.5 to be admitted. link link none
Seattle University common application or universal application on line August 15 November 10 February 25 generally 2.5 to be admitted. Some majors require higher gpas. link link n
University of Puget Sound common application online or download and mail Rolling application, but preferred deadline is March 1 none Rolling application, but preferred deadline is November 1 2.0, transfer average gpa is 3.35 link link none
Walla Walla University apply on-line August 1 to qualify for preregistration three months prior to the quarter three months prior to the quarter Generally need a 2.0 gpa to be admitted link link  
Whitman College Use common application or download and mail Early Decision 1: Nov. 15. Early Decision II: January 1. Regular decision: March 1 none Nov. 15 College-level courses completed with a grade of a C- or a 1.7 or better are eligible for transfer if they meet the other transfer requirements link link  
Whitworth University apply on-line July 1 November 1 for January Term December 1 Courses with a grade lower than "C-," vocational-technical courses, non-college-level courses and incomplete courses are not transferable link link none
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Required of all applicants
45/30
Required only for applicants transferring less than 45 quarter credits or 30 semester hours (or as noted), equivalent to one year of college
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Recommended for applicants

 


Application Components

Note: The contents of this guide are subject to change. Please confirm details with colleges directly.

SAT/ACT scores High School Transcript Transcripts from every college attended Essays (may include Common App supplement) Recommendation/
references
Professor report/
evaluation
Registrar's clearance - good standing List of current courses enrolled in Additional Requirements
Gonzaga University 45/30 if under 21. SAT/ACT not required if 21+ years old <45/30 x 1 x x x x Resume
Heritage University ** <60/40 x           Placement test
Pacific Lutheran University 45 quarter credits (30 semester units) x x x x 2 x x + midterm report  
Saint Martin's University <45/30 <45/30 x x       x  
Seattle Pacific University <45/30 <45/30 x 1 x 1      
Seattle University <45/30 <45/30 x 2 x   x x  
University of Puget Sound <45/30 <45/30 x 2 x 1 x x  
Walla Walla University <30/20 Less than junior or senior standing x   1 (3 for nursing) 2      
Whitman College Less than 2 years of college x x 2 1 - 3 1 x x 1 graded, analytical paper from current school, statement
Whitworth University Not required <45/30 x 2 1 reference or 1 professors eval or letter of reference x    
x
Required of all applicants
45/30
Required only for applicants transferring less than 45 quarter credits or 30 semester hours (or as noted), equivalent to one year of college
**
Recommended for applicants

Required/Recommended GPA and High School Coursework

This grid that shows the reccomended GPA for transferring to independent 4-year colleges in Washington, as well as the recommeded coursework that you took in high school. If you have completed your associates degree or have more than one year of college, some colleges will not require transcripts from high school. See the Application Component table for colleges requiring high school transcripts.

It's important to remember that colleges are going to look at more than your GPA and whether you completed all these classes. Colleges want to get an idea of who you are as a person as well as a student. Colleges want to see that you are capable of balancing many things at once.

Contact the colleges you want to attend to find out exactly what they recommend in terms of your previous college course work, and to see which credits will transfer to your new school.

Note: The contents of this guide are subject to change at any time.

  GPA English Math Science Foreign Language Social Studies / History Academic Electives
Req.* Rec.** Req. Rec. Req. Rec. Req. Rec. Req. Rec. Req. Rec.
Gonzaga University 2.7 4 3/4 3/4 2/3 3
Heritage University 2.0 3 2 1 2 3 4
Pacific Lutheran University 2.5 4 2 3 2 2 2 2 3
Saint Martin's University 2.5 4 3 3 2 2 3
Seattle Pacific University 2.5 4 4 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 2
Seattle University 2.75 4 4 3 4 2 3/4 2 2 3 4 2
University of Puget Sound 2.0 4 4 3 2 3
Walla Walla University 2.0 4 4 3 4 2 3 2 2 2
Whitman College 3.0 4 4 3 2 2
Whitworth University 2.7/2.5 with AA 4 3 3 2 3
 

 

Funded in part by a grant from
the Ben B. Cheney Foundation
published by Independent Colleges of Washington