Transfer Students

Are you ready to transfer? Pacific University offers small class sizes, individual advising, and an applied learning philosophy that benefits students in all 52 academic majors. Whether you are interested in transferring from a Community College or a large University, Pacific offers a supportive academic and social environment that might be right for you.

Transfer Credits
Are you worried about which classes will transfer? Pacific accepts the AAOT and has articulation agreements with most of the community colleges in Oregon. Connect with the transfer coordinator, Tania Hand, directly for more specifics about how your classes will transfer by calling 800-677-6712.

Visiting Pacific
A campus visit is a great way to find out what Pacific University has to offer you! You can meet a faculty member or a coach, talk with an admissions counselor, and take a campus tour. Schedule a visit with us Monday – Friday by contacting our Visit Coordinator Martha Tunall at 503-352-2218, 800-677-6712 or

Applying to Pacific
There is no minimum amount of semester hours required to apply to Pacific University. We are happy to consider applicants who have finished one college level course or 20.

A minimum 2.7 GPA is preferred for admission.

To apply you will need to complete and return the following: Application, essay or writing sample, letter of recommendation, and transcripts from all previous colleges attended. (Transfer applicants with less than 30 semester or 45 quarter hours of transferable credit at the time of application should submit high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores as well as college transcripts).

You may begin your application process online, or call 1- 800-677-6712.


Applications are accepted for Fall and Spring semesters and are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis. Admissions decisions are typically made within three weeks of receipt of a completed application package.

The priority application deadline for Fall admission is June 15th. The priority application deadline for Spring admission is January 1st.

Admitted students will receive a formal acceptance package that includes a confirmation agreement, housing, and merit based scholarship information.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Merit scholarships are automatically awarded to admitted students based upon the following criteria.

• $22,000 Founders Award; recipients average a transfer GPA of 3.81 and higher.

• $19,000 Honors Award; recipients average a transfer GPA between 3.7 and 3.8.

• $15,000 Presidential Award; recipients average a transfer GPA between 3.5-3.69.

• $11,500 Trustee Award.; recipients average a transfer GPA between 3.3-3.49.

• $10,500 University Award; recipients average a transfer GPA between 2.9-3.29.

To receive consideration for need based financial aid you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. You can apply for the FAFSA online. Send your FAFSA information to Pacific by using our institution code 003212.

Transfer Evaluation and Registration
Transcripts are evaluated in two stages. An initial evaluation is completed after a student has been admitted. This initial evaluation will show how many credits will transfer to Pacific. A final transcript evaluation is completed after the student has confirmed their enrollment. This final transcript evaluation will show how the classes transferred. Registration occurs on a rolling basis after final transcripts have been evaluated and academic advisors have been assigned.