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***The Information below applies to students starting Spring Quarter. Information regarding Fall Quarter will be available by April 15th, 2017.*

The Freshman checklist outlines the actions you need to take to complete your acceptance and enrollment. Completing these steps will help to make your Redhawk transition a smooth one. If you have questions on any particular item, please use the contact information for that item.

1. Activate your SU Online account

In your acceptance packet you will find information on how to access your SU accounts. Have these in hand to set up your account.

  • Go to SU Online
  • Click Change Password (upper right corner)
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to access your account.
  • Helpful Hint: Your password will expire after 90 days. Be sure to change it before you get locked out.

2. Confirm Acceptance

Students admitted for Spring quarter must confirm enrollment but are not required to pay a tuition deposit.

  • Students can confirm their enrollment by completing the “Admission Response Form” in their acceptance packet and delivering it to the Admissions Office
  • Enrollment can also be confirmed online at SU Online
  • Tuition information and due dates can also be found on SU Online.

Phone: (206) 220-8040

3. Immunizations

Undergraduates are required to provide proof of certain immunizations before starting classes. The required vaccines are the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) series, Hepatitis B (Hep B) series and a current Tetanus (Td / Tdap) in the last ten years.

  • Submit documentation at and send a hard copy of your records to the Student Health Center for verification.
  • Nursing students need to complete the immunization requirements of Seattle University, but also the requirements for the College of Nursing in the BSN Health Packet.

Student Health Center
Phone: (206) 296-6300
Fax: (206) 296-6089

You will not be registered for courses until you are in compliance.

4. Complete Registration Tutorial

The tutorial is designed to provide you with information to make the best choices regarding registration. Pay close attention because the choices you make determine your winter schedule.

5. Math Placement Exam

Initial math placement is based on ACT or SAT scores. However, depending on a student’s major the Math Placement Exam may be needed. Please refer to the Registration tutorial to determine if the Math Placement Exam is for you. The Math Placement Exam is offered online. This allows students to adjust their academic plans as needed based on placement. Students will have 60 minutes to complete the Algebra & Functions exam and 30 minutes to complete the Trigonometry exam.

6. Complete the Schedule Preferences Form

Completing this form will provide us with information regarding your course preferences. Please note that you are only indicating what courses you are interested in taking. Submitting this form does not register you for classes. You will not be assigned classes until this form is submitted.

7. Register for Orientation

Starting at a new university is exciting (and maybe even a little confusing)—we’ve got a day full of answers to your questions, opportunities to connect with your fellow new students (and returning SU students as well), the opportunity to meet with an academic advisor, and the chance to take care of last-minute business to make sure you get a smooth start. Plus you’ll get some great SU swag!

If you are living on campus, please be sure to contact Housing & Residence Life ( to request a move-in appointment before Orientation on Friday, March 24th. That way you will have a chance to get settled in your new room before attending Orientation.

The Spring Quarter Orientation session is scheduled for:

March 24th, 2017 Check-in opens at 10am at the Student Center (program starts at 10:30am) and the day will wrap up around 4pm.

8. Sign-Up for Housing

Freshman and Sophomores under 21 are required to live on campus. Juniors and Seniors can also live in campus residence halls and apartments on a space available basis.

9. Health Insurance

Seattle University requires all full-time (enrolled in 12 or more credits) undergraduates to have health insurance. SU contracts the Student Health Insurance Plan through Wells Fargo Insurance Services.

If you have your own health insurance plan with comparable coverage and would like to remove the health insurance charge from your account, you MUST successfully submit an online waiver. Confirm or waive insurance at 

Please contact the Student Health Center if you have questions
Phone: (206) 296-6300

10. Submit Final Transcripts

Submit your final transcripts to the Seattle University Office of Admissions.

11. Financial Aid & Planning

  • If you plan to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and apply for financial aid, please visit  
  • If you have already received a financial aid award letter, please visit Financial Aid for more information.
  • Visit the Redhawk Axis website and select "Money Mojo Crash Course" at the top of the page for budgeting and financial planning information.

If you have any questions about financial aid, please contact Student Financial Services.
Phone: (206) 220-8020

12. Complete the Meningitis Notification, Pay Your Bill, and Address Update

  • Log in to SU Online then select "Students" at the top of the main menu.
  • Update your contact info under the "User Account" section.
  • Pay your bill under "Financial Information" and
  • Complete the important Meningitis Notification under "Student Life".

13. Buy Your Books

Once you're registered for classes, it's a good idea to buy your books. The bookstore is also a great place to buy new technological gadgets and to get your hands on some SU swag.

14. Student Provided Access to Financial & Academic Information (FERPA Waiver)

Once a student arrives at SU and begins classes, the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prohibits SU from sharing financial or academic information with parents unless a FERPA waiver is in place. Student Provided Access Authorization allows students to give a third party, such as a parent or guardian, access to their academic and or financial records. This permission is effective during the dates listed online and access will be given as long as the third party can provide the access word assigned. Academic records may include academic performance, class schedules, grades, and grade point averages. Having access to financial records allows authorized users to access billing, financial aid, and payment options all online. There are varying levels of access which a student can pick and choose from, such as verbal or electronic consent. Students may give access via SU Online in the “Students” menu under “User Account” options.

If you do not know your user name or password please send an email to and include your full name and student ID (if known).