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Other Applicant Types

Some students are interested in enrolling in Puget Sound coursework, but do not fit within the Freshmen, Transfer, or Graduate Student categories. Click on the additional applicant types listed below to learn more about the various requirements. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Admission at admission@pugetsound.edu or 253.879.3211.

Simultaneous Enrollment While in Secondary School Students who have advanced beyond the levels of instruction available in their secondary school and wish to enroll simultaneously in courses at Puget Sound and at their secondary school.

Early Admission Advanced high school students who have not completed graduation requirements – and do not intend to do so – and are seeking early entrance to college

Mid-Year Freshman Transfer Students enrolled in their first term post high school graduation (or equivalent) at a regionally accredited college or university.

Returning Student Undergraduate students who formerly attended the university (as regular matriculants) but have not been in attendance for one or more terms (excluding summer session) or whose leaves of absence have expired.

Second Baccalaureate Students who have already attained a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution (including Puget Sound).

Non-Matriculant Enrollment Students who do not intend to pursue a degree, including those wanting to audit courses.

Simultaneous Enrollment While in Secondary School. Students who have advanced beyond the levels of instruction available in their secondary school may enroll simultaneously in courses at University of Puget Sound and at their secondary school. Admission is contingent upon an outstanding high school record. Students interested in simultaneous enrollment while in secondary school should submit the Common Application for Freshman Admission, standardized test scores, and recommendations from the secondary school head or principal, the student's college counselor or advisor, and the student's parents or guardians. Students must pay a "per-unit" rate for courses taken at Puget Sound. Students interested in simultaneous enrollment while in secondary school should contact the Office of Admission for more information.

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Early Admission. In rare situations, advanced high school students who have not completed graduation requirements – and do not intend to do so – may apply for admission to University of Puget Sound prior to graduation from high school. Students interested in Early Admission should submit all parts of the Common Application for Freshman Admission, standardized test scores, and recommendations from the secondary school head or principal, the student's college counselor or advisor, and the student's parents or guardians. Students interested in Early Admission should contact the Office of Admission for more information.

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Mid-Year Freshman Transfers. Students enrolled in their first term post high school graduation (or equivalent) at a regionally accredited college or university may apply for admission as a mid-year freshman. These students should submit all parts of the Common Application for Freshman Admission, including a final high school transcript with graduation date. SAT or ACT scores are also required.

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Returning Students. Undergraduate students who formerly attended the university (as regular matriculants) but have not been in attendance for one or more terms (excluding summer session) or whose leaves of absence have expired must re-apply by submitting:

  • Common Application for Transfer Admission, indicating the intent to enroll as a Returning Student in the Member Questions section
  • Official transcripts of all coursework taken since last enrolled at Puget Sound
  • At least one Academic Evaluator recommendation (via the Common Application for Transfer Admission).  Follow instructions for requesting a recommender via the “Assign Recommenders” section of the Common Application.
  • Registrar's Report (only if the student has taken classes at another institution since last enrolled at Puget Sound)

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Second Baccalaureate. Students who have already attained a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution (including Puget Sound) may apply to enroll at Puget Sound for a second baccalaureate degree. Students wishing to earn a second baccalaureate degree must complete a minimum of 8 additional units in residence. These units must be academic and taken for a grade. Students must also complete departmental requirements current as of the date of their post-baccalaureate enrollment. Each additional baccalaureate degree requires 8 more discrete academic, graded units. To apply for a second baccalaureate degree, students must submit:

  • Common Application for Transfer Admission, indicating the intent to enroll as a Second Baccalaureate Student in the Member Questions section
  • Official transcripts from all previous colleges attended (if the student has previously attended Puget Sound, only transcripts for coursework taken since the last term at Puget Sound must be submitted)
  • $50 nonrefundable Application Fee (official fee waivers are acceptable)
  • At least one Academic Evaluator recommendation (via the Common Application for Transfer Admission).  Follow instructions for requesting a recommender via the “Assign Recommenders” section of the Common Application.
  • Official scores of any nontraditional work (including Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) examination scores) may be submitted with the application materials. No credit is given for military experience or CLEP examination scores.

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Non-Matriculant Enrollment. Students who do not intend to pursue a degree, including those wanting to audit courses, may register for classes as non-matriculant students. Students interested in enrolling as non-matriculants must complete a non-matriculant registration agreement form, which may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar.

  • Non-matriculant registration requires a $50, one-time processing fee.
  • Non-matriculants must wait until the first day of classes of the term to register for a class.  
  • Registration of non-matriculant students is on a space-available basis.
  • At the time of registration, non-matriculants must pay for registered course(s) in full, or set up a payment plan with Student Financial Services.
  • No more than 3 units taken as a non-matriculant may be applied toward a University of Puget Sound undergraduate degree.

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