Fall Start Options
When can I get to campus?
We hear this question every day from international students like you. With the coronavirus pandemic, we understand that visa availability and travel plans may have been impacted. As always, UOP International has you covered.
We are working to get you to campus as soon as possible, in ways that ensure your health and safety. If you face delays in arriving to campus on time, explore our solutions for beginning your university journey in a way that is tailored to you.
On-Campus Fall Semester—August Start
University of the Pacific intends to open its doors in some capacity for Fall 2020. You are welcome to arrive on campus at the start of the regular semester in August, if that is possible for you. Our team will be available to support you during your transition to life in the U.S.
On-Campus Fall Semester—October Start
For our General English students, we are offering a mid-semester arrival option that will enable you to get started on your program later this fall at our campus in the heart of Stockton. Learn more here.
Virtual Fall Semester
If you are unable to arrive on campus for the fall semester for either start option, you are invited to participate in American Collegiate Live, a digital classroom experience for undergraduates that lets you begin your program right away, from home—no study delays or interruptions—and transition smoothly to Pacific in January. Learn more here.
Note: Select graduate programs will be offering virtual programs in Fall 2020. Please reach out to your enrollment counselor for more information.
Find a Solution that Works
Explore which path to your university degree makes the most sense for you:
Question 1: Are you able to get a visa appointment for this summer?
Question 2: Are you able to book travel plans for your designated start time in August or October?
On-Campus Fall Semester
Question 1: Are you able to get a visa to arrive on campus before your designated start date?
Question 2: Are you able to begin your degree virtually from your home?
Virtual Fall Semester
Considering American Collegiate Live? Hear from international students like you who have already started classes!
“Compared with traditional online courses, Live-to-Device increases the interaction between teachers and students. In traditional classrooms, professors give the lecture and students listen. When students have questions, they feel uncomfortable to interrupt the lecture. In the Live-to-Device modality, students can use the raise-your-hand button, and the lecturer can choose the right time to interact with the students.”
“This real-time online teaching allows me to concentrate more than in a traditional, large classroom. I am no longer shy about expression and often interact with professors and classmates. This mode also brings great convenience to learning: as long as you have a good internet connection, there is no delay to enter the class. This class mode is not limited by time and space, and you can interact with foreign professors in real time, which is very convenient.”
During this time of uncertainty, we are here for you. See how we have been supporting our students this semester:
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