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University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, California 95211
209.946.2011

Eligibility Requirements

Basic Eligibility Requirements

Students must:

  • Have completed a minimum of 1 semester in residency at Pacific. Residency refers to taking classes on campus. This is not a requirement to have lived on campus.
  • Have at least sophomore standing.
  • Receive disciplinary clearance from Pacific's Student Conduct and Community Standards department. This will be accomplished via one of the application forms in your online Education Abroad account.
  • Have a minimum Pacific cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of application. First semester transfer students must have a minimum transfer GPA of 2.5. *If you have only slightly below a 2.5 Pacific cumulative GPA, you may petition to be allowed to apply still by submitting a Low GPA Petition.
  • Meet their program's GPA, language and any additional eligibility requirements. Many programs require a GPA higher than 2.5.
  • Apply by Pacific deadlines.

General Policies for Semester and Full Year Programs

Students must:

  • Successfully complete the REQUIRED Cross-Cultural Training I course (INTL-151) with the following requirements:
    • Must be passed with a "C" or above. May not be taken Pass/No Credit.
    • May not be audited by students going abroad on a Pacific-approved Education Abroad program under any circumstances. Other students require permission from the instructor.
    • May not be taken for less than two credit hours.
    • Attend the Pre-Departure Orientation at the beginning of the last class meeting.
  • Complete the online evaluation for each semester abroad. A hold will be placed on the student's account if IPS receives the abroad transcript and cannot verify that the student has completed the corresponding semester's program evaluation.
  • Be assessed a $150 administrative fee for education abroad. The fee will be charged to their student account once they have submitted a complete application to IPS and is non-refundable at that point. 
  • Notify both IPS and the program provider in writing if they decide to withdraw from a program. In the event of a withdrawal, students will be responsible for any deposits and/or cancellation fees of the program provider and/or university, including non-refundable program fees already paid by IPS to the program. They may also be required to reimburse any scholarships received.
  • Give permission to IPS to release their name and email address to other Pacific students and/or faculty members for information regarding their education abroad experience.
  • Be aware that the "current address" they put on their application will be used by the program/university to mail their acceptance letter and other pertinent information unless they indicate otherwise on their application. It is students' responsibility to check for such mailings, and to notify the Education Abroad Office and the program provider in writing if they change mailing and/or email addresses.

General Policies for Summer Programs

IPS does not currently administer summer abroad programs. Students should apply directly to the program, or speak with the faculty member in charge of a specific faculty-led trip.

  • Students studying abroad during the Summer only: create an education abroad account. It is not a requirement to complete the remaining Application Forms or take the INTL 151 Cross-Cultural Training course.
  • Students apply and pay fees directly to the summer program of their choice.
  • Students are responsible for transferring their summer education abroad credits to Pacific through the Office of Admissions.
  • If applicable, students should request to receive their education abroad transcript from a US university (i.e. request the "School of Record" option).