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International Applicants

Please Note: (International applicants must submit a complete application packet six weeks prior to posted deadlines.)

In addition to the Application materials listed on the Application Portfolio pages, international applicants must also supply the following information to be considered for admission to Graduate Studies:

Transcript Evaluation
International Students who attended schools outside of the United States must submit a WES credential evaluation of their academic records. (see more details)

Testing Requirements

  • GRE
    International applicants are required to take the GRE General test, unless they are applying for a Master's degree in the Education or Intercultural Relations Programs.
    (The ETS institutional code for the University of the Pacific is 4065. This code is used for both GRE and TOEFL exam reporting.)
  • GMAT
    International students applying to the Masters in Business Administration (MBA) program are required to take the GMAT. For information about application requirements to the MBA program, please visit MBA Program page.


Certification of Finances
Government regulations require that international students provide evidence that they are able to meet the financial requirements of their education, living expenses, and miscellaneous costs. This requires the submission of the "Certification of Finances" form (found on the Forms for Admissions Page) in the amount to cover all of the aforementioned costs for one year. Exceptions to this amount are applicants who expect teaching assistantships, who are required to verify US $5,000 to qualify for admission consideration.

English Proficiency Examination Results
Applicants whose native language is not English must arrange for official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination to be sent directly to Graduate Studies. The TOEFL exam is administered by the Educational Testing Service. English proficiency examination results are also accepted from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The institution code for the University of the Pacific is 4065, which is used to report the official scores to the University.

Minimum Score for Admission
On the TOEFL iBT a minimum score of 80 or a score of at least 550 (213 on the computer-based test) is required to be considered for admission to Graduate Studies. On the IELTS a minimum score of 6.5 is required.(Some programs require a higher scores, please contact specific departments for further information.)

Minimum Score for Teaching Assistants
A score of at least 600 (250 on the computer test) on the TOEFL is required to be considered for an award of a teaching assistantship. Applicants not obtaining the required score for an assistantship may be asked by a unit's admissions committee to submit scores from the Test of Spoken English (TSE), also administered by the Educational Testing Service.