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How does semester credit transfer to Seattle University?

Last Modified:Wednesday, April 03, 2013 Last Modified By: headt Type: INFO
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Transferring Semester Credit

Seattle University (excluding the School of Law which is on the semester system) operates on the quarter system.

Semester credit is translated into quarter credit by multiplying the amount of semester credit by 1.5. 


1 semester credit   = 1.5 quarter credits

2 semester credits = 3 quarter credits

3 semester credits = 4.5 quarter credits

4 semester credits = 6 quarter credits

5 semester credits = 7.5 quarter credits


Most 5-credit courses at Seattle University can be satisfied by an equivalent transfer course that is at least 4 quarter credits. 


Transfer credit is evaluated when you are admitted to Seattle University.

Current students who have questions about how credit transferred to Seattle University, should contact their Student Academic Specialist in the Office of the Registrar. Student Academic Specialists are assigned to students based on student last name. Refer to the staff page on the Office of the Registrar web site to determine your specialist.  


For more information about transfer credit, view the Transfer Credit Policy on the Office of the Registrar web site.


Current students planning to attend a semester school must submit a Transfer Verification Request form to the Office of the Registrar prior to enrolling at the other institution.



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