International Students

45 different countries are represented at SPU.

International Students Counselor

Have questions? Contact International Admissions Counselor Isaiah Peterson at

Who Is an International Student?
  • Students legally in the United States, but not a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.

  • Students who are (or will be) in the U.S. and are here on a temporary non-resident visa. (most commonly an F-1 student visa).

Should I apply as a first-year, transfer, or post-baccalaureate student?
  • Apply as a first-year student if you are coming to SPU directly after your high school graduation.
  • Apply as a transfer student if you earned transferable credit from a college or university after graduating high school, but did not complete a bachelor’s degree.
  • Apply as a post-baccalaureate student if you have already earned a bachelor’s degree and are seeking additional bachelor’-level studies.
  • Apply as a graduate student if you have a qualified bachelor’s degree and want admission to a master’s-level program. Graduate applicants should contact our Graduate Admissions Office at Learn more.
Application Deadlines

Autumn Quarter Dates
(begins late September and ends mid-December)

July 1

Autumn Quarter Regular Deadline for Transfer or Post-Baccalaureate* Applicants

November 1

Autumn Quarter Early Action Deadline for First-Year Applicants

Please apply “early action” if you want an earlier admission decision.

February 15

Extended Autumn Quarter Deadline for First-Year Applicants

April 1

Autumn Quarter Early Action Deadline for Transfer or Post-Baccalaureate* Applicants

Please apply “early action” if you want priority housing and class registration.

Winter Quarter
(begins early January and ends mid-March)

November 1

Winter Quarter Deadline

for All Applicants

Spring Quarter
(begins late March and ends mid-June)

February 1

Spring Quarter Deadline

for All Applicants

Summer Quarter

Not Available for International Students

*Nursing applicants: If you are a transfer or post-baccalaureate student and want direct admission to nursing, please see the application requirements on our nursing apply page. You must also provide additional application materials to the Prelicensure Nursing Program.

For international students at SPU, there's more to the future than just making money.