Program Requirements

Program Eligibility Requirements

  • TOEFL iBT 79 (paper TOEFL 550)
  • High school diploma with at least 3.0 GPA
  • First, apply only for regular undergraduate admission
  • After one semester, apply to Advantage Scholars Program (Pacific cumulative GPA of 3.2 + preferred)
  • If you have no TOEFL, begin with our ELI Transition Program, join the Advantage Scholars Program later.

Application Process

Pacific University students may apply for the Advantage Scholars Program when they are currently enrolled at Pacific University and have successfully completed HPE 190: Passport in Health Professions Education course.

In order to be accepted into the Advantage Scholars Program in the first year at Pacific, a student will need to do the following

  • Successfully complete HPE 190: Passport in Health Professions Education
  • Complete the online Advantage Scholars Program application:
    • Submit a short essay on his or her interest in the health professions
    • Submit a résumé
    • Submit an unofficial transcript

The Advantage Scholars Program application will be accessible through an online application. All students who have successfully completed HPE 190 will have access to the application upon passing HPE 190. If a student has not taken HPE 190, please contact Katie Lardy at advantagehealth@pacificu.edu to inquire about eligibility for the program.

Timeline and Deadline

  • Deadline for transfer students or students with sophomore or higher standing — January 12, 2015
  • Deadline for students with lower than sophomore standing — February 20, 2015
  • Timeline for Pacific Students Eligible to Apply to the Advantage Program (2014-2015)
    • December 15, 2014: Application opens on Moodle for all eligible students
    • January 12, 2015: Application closes for transfer students or students with junior standing
    • January 13 – January 19, 2015: Advantage Program selection process for transfer students or students with junior standing
    • January 20, 2015: Advantage Program transfer students or students with junior standing applicants notified of results
    • February 20, 2015: Application closes for all applicants
    • February 20 – March 2, 2015: Advantage Program selection process for all applicants
    • March 3, 2015: Advantage Program applicants notified of results