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University of the Pacific
Knoles Hall 2nd Floor, Room 211
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA, 95211

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Frequently Asked Questions

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?

Where can I purchase a parking permit?

I took more than a semester off of graduate school. What do I have to do in order to continue towards my degree?

I graduated and completed all the required coursework. Why haven't I received my diploma yet?

Why am I being charged for Health Insurance?

How do I register for a class after the add/drop deadline?

I'm only seeking a Credential. Do I need to complete an application for graduate school? Are the requirements any different?

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?

Yes.* Master 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.

Where can I purchase a parking permit?

On the Sacramento Campus, you can get your parking permit from the Business Office in in the Administration Building Room 114.

On the Stockton Campus, Permits can be purchased through the Cashier’s office located in the Finance building or purchased here.

I took more than a semester off of graduate school. What do I have to do in order to continue towards my degree?

A graduate student who fails to meet the continuous registration requirements and has a break in registration will be inactivated from the graduate program of study. Students in good academic standing who were inactivated from a program may petition for reinstatement by the program and must file a Petition for Reinstatement Form to the Graduate School by posted deadlines. Applicable fees may apply.

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 is to include a statement by the admitting degree program of which courses previously taken can be applied to the new program of study.

I graduated and completed all the required coursework. Why haven't I received my diploma yet?

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 your diploma. Transcripts and diplomas will not be released if there is a financial hold on your records.

Why am I being charged for Health Insurance?

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?

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.

I'm only seeking a Credential. Do I need to complete an application for graduate school? Are the requirements any different?

Yes, apply as a "Credential Only" student. The requirements are that of the Curriculum and Instruction Program.

*In order for students to register for GRAD 200 or 300 all coursework must be completed. Please contact the registrar’s office or your Graduate Student Services Specialist.

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