The following information is a general overview of the application materials that are needed to mark your application complete for graduate admission at University of the Pacific.
Standardized Test Scores
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) requirement varies by program and if required, an application is not complete without the receipt of official results sent directly from the testing service. Please consult the individual program's admission criteria.
COVID-19 Update: If you are unable to take the exam due to a test location closure, ETS is temporarily offering a GRE General Test at home option. If the GRE online test is not available in your area, please contact your program of interest directly to submit for a GRE score waiver, which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Official GRE results must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) using the codes below. See the ETS Homepage for further information on this exam.
|Application Help Site||GRE Code||TOEFL Code|
|Scores sent directly to University of the Pacific (not preferred)||4065||4065|
University of the Pacific is registered to receive IELTS scores electronically through EngineeringCAS or GradCAS. Applicants must contact the IELTS test center where the IELTS test was taken to request the official Test Report Form be sent electronically to the EngineeringCAS or GradCAS E-Delivery account, thereby granting permission to share test results with CAS services. We do not accept unofficial copies of IELTS Test Report Forms from applicants. An institution code is NOT required.
To complete your application file, official transcripts for all course work taken after high school are required, no matter how few credits were earned from the institution. Official transcripts must be submitted to Liaison, further instructions can be found using the links provided in the above table. For transcripts to be considered official, they must be in an envelope that has been sealed by the issuing institution
COVID-19 Update: Please consult with your University to submit official electronic transcripts (eTranscripts) wherever possible. For applicants who are unable to retrieve or request official transcripts of any kind, the Graduate Admission office will accept copies of unofficial transcripts via email at email@example.com. Conditional offers of admission will be issued based on unofficial transcripts, pending final receipt of official transcripts once available.
Letters of Recommendation
Two or three recommendation letters are required for each applicant, depending on the program. Please check with the program to learn about program-specific recommender requirements. A valid email address for each recommender is required.
Letter of recommendation requests can be sent electronically when completing your online application and selecting the Online Recommendation Form. Your recommenders will receive a link to our online recommendation form via email once you have submitted your application.