Welcome to the Pacific community. Now that you've been admitted, here's what you need to know.

Confirm your enrollment. After you receive your acceptance letter, follow the instructions located on the letter to confirm your enrollment. Confirmation of enrollment tells the institution that you are accepting the admission offer and saves your seat in the class. You confirm through the InsidePacific portal using the student login information located on your admission letter. 

Set up your email account. All email communication from the universtiy will now be sent to your student email account, so it is important to check your account regularly.You will access your student email account through InsidePacific. However, you will first need to change you default password. Visit the Locksmith Account Management Tool to change your password. Click here for a detailed step by step guide for email set up.

Complete your FAFSA. If you are planning to utilize financial aid to pay for your tuition, complete at FAFSA and your Entrance Counseling at studentaid.gov. The university school code is 001329. 

Review billing and financial aid. Your billing and financial aid information is available view by logging into the InsidePacific portal. Under the Student Account tab, click on the Manage Your Account link. Here you will be able to ensure that financial aid and payments for courses and programs are met by the appropriate payment deadlines. Please note that your financial aid may take some time to package. If you have any questions about your financial aid, you can reach out to their office at finaid@pacific.edu.

Enroll or waive student health insurance. Students will automatically be enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). If you don't need SHIP, you must submit an insurance waiver prior to the first day of classes. Complete information about SHIP and the Insurance Waiver can be found on the Student Health Services page.

Complete the online orientation. While not a mandatory course, the online orientation course offered through Canvas is a helpful tool designed to orient you to the university. You will be enrolled by a Graduate Services Specialist after you confirm your enrollment. An email notification will be sent to your student email once enrolled. Your online orientation will always show up as a course in your Canvas Dashboard so that you have access to it throughout your graduate program. 

Stay compliant with the university immunization policy.  You are required to submit immunization records in order to attend on-campus classes. Review the immunization policy and submit your records through the MyHealth Medical Portal. On the left hand side of the portal, you will find the link to immunization records. 

Check in with your faculty advisor. If you have questions about your plan of study, check-in with your faculty advisor. The name of your advisor can be found on the bottom of your acceptance letter. 

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Graduate Online Orientation

Once you confirm your enrollment, you will be enrolled in the Graduate Online Orientation, a course offered through our Canvas platform. Watch for your invitation in your new student email account!

During orientation you'll learn about:

  • Campus-specific resources
  • How to register for courses
  • Where to find your financial aid documents
  • How to pay your tuition

Have questions or need to request access to the course? Contact our office at gradschool@pacific.edu.