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Graduate Admission Processing
Stockton Campus
gradadmission@pacific.edu
209.946.3929

University of the Pacific
Knoles Hall 2nd Floor, Room 207 B
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211-0110

FAQ

Questions From Returning Graduate Students

 Questions From Current Graduate Students

Other Questions

 

Questions From Returning Graduate Students

I am done with all my course work, but I still have to complete my thesis, dissertation, or compositions. Do I have to register for any classes?TOP
Yes. Master's students must register for the GRAD 200 course (through Inside Pacific) to maintain continuous registration. Doctoral students must register for the GRAD 300 course (through Inside Pacific) to maintain continuous registration.

I took more than a semester off graduate school. What do I have to do in order to continue classes towards my degree?TOP
A graduate student who fails to meet the continuous registration requirements and has a break in registration will be inactivated from Graduate Studies. Students in good academic standing who were inactivated from a program may petition for reinstatement by the program and Graduate Studies by submitting a $50.00 reinstatement fee and the Petition for Reinstatement in the Graduate School by the posted deadlines. After twelve (12) months or more of being inactivated, students who wish to re-enter a program must complete a new application with the appropriate fees and documentation.  A decision to readmit a former student are to include a statement by the admitting degree program of which courses previously taken can be applied to the new program of study.

What is the GRAD 200/GRAD 300 course?TOP
Continuous registration is intended for students who have completed all of their required coursework. The Continuous Registration Policy can be met by registering for GRAD 200/GRAD 300 (through Inside Pacific) at least one (1) semester per academic year.

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Questions From Current Graduate Students

I graduated and completed all the required coursework. Why haven't I received my diploma yet?TOP
Diplomas are mailed about 3-4 months after the conclusion of the semester in which you are scheduled to graduate. If you need official verification of your degree before you receive your diploma, please refer to the Enrollment Verification Request. Official transcripts may be requested to serve as verification of graduation prior to the arrival of the diploma. Transcripts and diplomas will not be released if there is a financial hold on your records.

Why is there a charge for health insurance on my bill from Student Accounts?TOP
In an effort to ensure you meet your academic goals, Pacific mandates that all full-time students maintain active health insurance. If your academic status results in a charge for health insurance coverage, you must provide proof of comparable insurance or enroll in the University-sponsored plan. To receive a reversal of the charge you must complete the waiver process each academic year by the posted deadline date. More information on Health Insurance.

How do I register for a class after the add/drop deadline?TOP
After the deadline dates have passed (but prior to the end of the term), requests to add or drop courses must be made by special petition to the student's respective school/college or through the ARC petition process.

Why do I have a hold on my account for missing my Bachelor's degree posting?TOP
Although we have received an official in progress transcript from your institution, we require an official transcript that shows final grades with proof of degree has been awarded. You must have a Bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution to enroll in a graduate program at University of the Pacific.

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Other Questions

I'm an undergraduate student who wants to take a graduate level course. Is there any paperwork I need to fill out?TOP
Yes, you must first apply and be admitted to graduate school. Once admitted, you need to fill out the Graduate Credit as an Undergraduate form and take it to the Office of the Registrar. More information about Graduate Credit as an Undergraduate.

I'm only seeking a Credential. Do I need to complete an application for graduate school? Are the requirements any different?TOP
Yes, apply as a "Credential Only" student. The requirements are that of the Curriculum and Instruction Program.