About Transferring Coursework
University of the Pacific allows students to transfer coursework from other colleges and universities, counting toward a Pacific degree. Once you accumulate 70 units from all schools, including Pacific, additional community colleges courses will satisfy content requirements only and will not apply to the minimum units required for graduation. Once a student has reached 40 units less than what is required for his/her degree, only 8 more units may be accepted from a four-year institution. Additional community college or four-year institution courses will satisfy content requirements only and will not apply to the total units for graduation. Satisfaction of content requirements mean that the Pacific requirement will be met upon successful completion of the transfer course but units will not transfer.
To find details on how a specific course from your institution will transfer to Pacific, please use our online articulation agreement tool (ROAR).
A grade of "C-" or below will not transfer to Pacific. No units will be awarded. If a student has repeated the class in which the "C-" or lower was earned, the most current grade for that class is used for calculating the transfer admission grade-point average only.
Note: Only course content and credit are accepted in transfer. The associated grades do NOT become part of the Pacific GPA.
Acceptable Transferable Credit Institutions
Pacific accepts transfer credit only from regionally accredited colleges and universities. The following are the accrediting bodies recognized:
- Western Association of Schools and Colleges
- Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges
- North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
- Southern Association of Schools and Colleges
- Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
- New England Association of Schools and Colleges
We reserve the right to request additional information about coursework, including course descriptions, syllabi and catalogs. To find details on how a specific course from your institution will transfer to Pacific, please use our online articulation agreement tool (ROAR).
International Transfer Credit
International students who attended schools outside of the United States must submit an evaluation of academic records, and this evaluation must be based on official transcripts. University of the Pacific currently accepts evaluations from the following agencies:
- World Education Services, Inc. (WES)
- Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE)
- Foundation for International Services, Inc. (FIS)
Note: We will only allow evaluations done on photocopied transcripts on a case-by-case basis.
- International Education Research Foundation, Inc. (IERF)
- Transcript Research
- Joseph Silny & Associates