Enrollment Status for JD Students

To determine your enrollment status, use the following guidelines:


  • Fall/spring semesters: 8-16 credits.
  • Summer term: 3-9 credits.


  • Fall/spring: at least 4 credits.
  • Summer: 2 credits.

Less than half-time

  • Fall/spring: 3 or fewer credits.
  • Summer: 1 credit.

Leave of absence and withdrawal/transfer

Auditing Classes

  • Seattle U Law alumni are entitled to six free alumni course credits* (see below).
  • Students who earned a JD or equivalent elsewhere may be eligible to audit classes. Contact us for more information.  
  • Current Seattle University School of Law students may not audit classes.  

Alumni Credits and Audit

  • Seattle U law alumni are entitled to six free course credits, eligible for use upon graduation. 
  • Complete the Special Student Application to take a course, and permission is required. Note that 50 percent of current tuition will be charged for classes with more than 6 credits.

*All classes are eligible except:

  • waitlisted courses
  • courses where students are required to make commitments to third parties
  • seminars or labs
  • courses where withdrawal may have an adverse and substantial effect upon the education of other students

Contact the registrar

Phone: 206-398-4150
Email: lawreg@seattleu.edu

Registrar hours

Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Hours are subject to change during exams, holidays, and summer session. Changes will be posted outside of the entrance to the Administrative Offices.

A drop box is located to the left of the Administrative Office doors for after-hours correspondence.