Advantage Scholars Program


The Pacific University Advantage Program offers students rigorous preparation for careers in the health professions through a combination of coursework, advising, observational hours, experiential learning opportunities, and assistance with the application process. In addition, students in the Advantage Program may apply for an early decision for admission to Pacific’s health professions programs during their junior year. Advantage Scholars who successfully complete all program requirements will be offered one guaranteed interview with the Pacific University Graduate or Professional Program of their choice. Successful early-decision applicants will thus be able to complete their senior year with the knowledge that they have a space held for them in one of Pacific’s graduate or professional programs, provided they continue to perform well in their coursework and meet standards.

All early acceptances will be provisional, in that accepted juniors will have to meet requirements during the year leading up to admission, including

Program Highlights

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Testimonials From Past Students

"As an undergraduate at Pacific, I knew that I wanted to enter the Optometry profession. I formed important bonds with Optometry faculty early on. I owe a lot of my success to those early interactions with the professors in undergraduate and graduate school."
—Dr. Fraser Horn, '00, OD '04
Assistant Professor of Optometry.