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Transfer Students

Welcome to SU! Follow these steps to make your Redhawk transition a smooth one!

Required Steps

In your acceptance packet you will find information on how to access your SU accounts. Have these in hand to complete the following:

Step 1: Confirm Your Enrollment  

  • Call admissions at 206-220-8040 -or-
  • Complete the "Admission Response Form" in their acceptance packet and deliver it to the Admissions Office.

Step 2: Activate your SU Online account

For online access to your academic records, registration, financial aid status, and essential campus information.

  • 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.
  • You must complete Step 2 before you can go to step 3 
  • Helpful Hint: Your password will expire after 90 days. Be sure to change it before you get locked out.

Step 3: Prepare to Register for Classes 

 ***Please note that it may take up to 5 business days for you to have access to the Canvas course once you are accepted to the university. Watch for a course invitation email in your SU email account.

You must complete an online tutorial that will walk you through essential university information and allow you to register for an Advising & Registration Session and Orientation.

  • To access the tutorial, you must login to Canvas. You can also access the course by clicking on the word "Canvas" at the top right of your screen. You must accept the invitation to join the "Transfer Success Pre Registration Tutorial Spring 17"
  • Login with your user name and password (
  • Don't know your password? Select "don't know your password?" and follow instructions.
  • Don't know your username? Email New Student Registration at
  • Select the "Courses" drop down menu and click on "Transfer Success - Pre Registration Tutorial"
  • The Advising & Registration Session is Required; you won't receive your schedule without attending

Step 4: Submit Immunization Records

***We recommend you start working on this process immediately upon admission

All undergraduates are required to provide proof of certain immunizations before starting classes. Failure to comply with this policy could result in being dropped from courses.

Step 5: Attend an Advising & Registration Session in March

You will sign up for an Advising and Registration Session in the Canvas Course.  At these sessions Transfer Academic Advisors assist new transfer students with choosing and registering for their first quarter classes.  As soon as you return your Course Preferences Form via the Canvas Course, your Transfer Academic Advisor will save seats in courses indicated by the answers you’ve provided. Then you will meet one on one with your advisor to review those courses during a Transfer Advising Session.  In addition, during that session you will be introduced to academic advising services.

Step 6: Attend Orientation

March 24th Check-in opens at 10am at the Student Center and the day will wrap up around 4pm. 

As a new student, attending Orientation is required. You will register for classes and learn important university knowledge and resources. 

  • If possible, submit your final transcripts to the Office of Admissions prior to orientation.

Other Important Steps

Apply for Aid

If you plan on applying for financial aid (including federal loans), make sure you have completed a FAFSA for this year and indicated Seattle U as an intended university.

Apply for Housing

If you plan on living on campus it is important to apply for housing as soon as possible. Find out more about housing here:

  • For more information contact Housing and Residence Life at 206.296.6305 or

Buy Your Books

Once you're registered for classes, it's a good idea to buy your books.

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. 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.


We look forward to seeing you at orientation!