Registrar: Academic Progress

Academic Advising

Professional Programs:

Please see the Pacific University Catalog for academic advising procedures for specific professional programs.

Arts & Sciences:

Students are assigned a faculty advisor by the Dean's Office upon admission to Pacific. Advisors work closely with students to develop a sequence of courses that meets individual needs. Experience shows that successful students are those who have frequent contact with their faculty advisors, thus students may not register for classes until they have consulted with their advisor. When students declare a major, usually during the sophomore year, they should be working with a faculty advisor in their major area. Problems with advising should be taken to the Dean's Office. Students who expect to apply to Pacific programs in Teacher Education, Optometry, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, or Professional Psychology must pass specific pre-requisite courses;: please see the relevant sections of the catalog. Students are urged to seek the help of the Admission Office which maintains information on prerequisite courses. Because of the sequential nature of many of the required courses, students who are considering medical school should seek out the advice of Dr. Lisa Sardinia, Biology, during their first year.

Academic Evaluation (Arts and Sciences)


Academic evaluation, also referred to as "Degree Audit", analyzes the student's program from transcripted coursework and current registration. Coursework is distributed according to the way degree requirements and programs have been written. The Academic Evaluation Report displays this analysis and, along with the catalog, is a primary tool for academic advising. Academic evaluations are routinely prepared once each semester and sent to students' campus mailboxes. Additionally, students may access their academic evaluation via BoxerOnline at any time.

Academic Evaluation (Professional Programs)


Academic evaluations for professional students are available only upon request. Please email our office at registrar@pacificu.edu with your name, your program, and where you would like your evaluation sent.

Class Level Status:

Arts and Sciences Students
Semester Hours Class
0-29 Freshman
30-59 Sophomore
60-89 Junior
90 + Senior

Satisfactory Progress


Academic Jeopardy