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Course Placement Information


The University of the Pacific is committed to your academic success, including ensuring that you are placed in the appropriate courses to support your learning. The following information will assist you and your faculty adviser in the planning of your program of study.

Entering students are required to demonstrate competency in the areas of writing and quantitative analysis (math).  Students taking foreign language or general chemistry courses are also required to complete a placement exam to determine appropriate course placement. Please read the information below carefully.  It describes the various types of placement exams available and provides options for completion of these exams.

For students who have taken or will take an AP, IB, or CLEP test and need more information about placement, please click here.

To confirm the requirement(s) you have not met, please log onto your Inside Pacific account and follow the instructions below to review your Placement/Transfer Articulation Evaluation.


-Click on the Placement/Transfer Articulation Evaluation tab

NOTE: The Placement/Transfer Articulation Evaluation tab will be available to new students up to 30 days after the start of the first term. After 30 days, new students can access their Placement/Transfer Articulation Evaluation by following the instructions below for current students.


-Click on the Academic tab

-Under Academic services click on Click here to:

-Click on Student/Financial Aid

-Click on Student Records

-At the bottom click on Placement/Transfer Articulation Evaluation



Writing Course Placement Information

Math Course Placement Information

Chemistry Course Placement Information

Language Course Placement Information

Course Placement Assessment Dates  


For additional questions about course placement assessments, please call 209.946.2269 or email placement@pacific.edu.