Enrollment for International Transfer Students
Transfer Direct, designed specifically for international transfer students, takes the guesswork out of the university transfer process and puts students on a fast track toward getting a US university degree.
A simple, streamlined, and personalized experience for international transfer students, Transfer Direct from Shorelight offers:
- Value through expertise – Dedicated, expert Shorelight advisors support and work with students to determine their best-fit transfer universities, reviewing both past qualifications and future goals.
- Fast admissions decisions – Compared to the standard admissions process, Shorelight offers short wait times for students to determine next steps.
- Full transparency – Students receive customized course recommendations with clear guidance about which credits are eligible to transfer and which enrollment paths lead to the shortest path to graduation.
Transfer services are designed to support students from any location, with dedicated transfer advising for all regions.
How it Works
- Complete your Pacific application and submit your postsecondary transcripts from all institutions previously attended
- Along with your conditional offer, our admissions team will provide a Preliminary Credit Assessment outlining the coursework that is estimated to be transferable to Pacific.
- Meet with your recruiter to discuss the Preliminary Credit Assessment and to learn more about the transfer student experience at Pacific.
- Submit course descriptions and/or course syllabi and final, official postsecondary transcripts to your Student Success Coordinator and have your previous coursework officially evaluated by Pacific staff prior to campus arrival.
- Once all postsecondary academic documents have been reviewed, our team will help you register for your new courses!
Transfer Admission Requirements
Students must meet Pacific’s English-language proficiency requirements in order to be eligible for Transfer Direct. Eligible transfer applicants can qualify for English-language proficiency waivers based upon qualifying postsecondary criteria.
Am I considered a transfer student at UOP?
Students who have graduated from high school or international equivalent and have enrolled in college coursework following high school graduation are considered transfer students at UOP. Students who completed college credit coursework at the same time as completing their high school diploma or international equivalent (including AP and IB exams) are considered first-year students with potential transfer credit.
What is a Preliminary Credit Assessment?
A Preliminary Credit Assessment is an unofficial review of your postsecondary coursework completed during the admission process. It identifies the courses that are likely to transfer to UOP and how many estimated credits you are likely to receive. The assessment can be completed based upon unofficial transcripts, including ungraded in-progress coursework. Applicants will receive their Preliminary Credit Assessment within one week of receiving their conditional offer letter.
An official transfer credit evaluation is completed by the Office of the Registrar after you have been admitted. Final official transcripts are required for this process. For credit to be considered to meet major-specific requirements, curriculum evaluation is required.
What kind of postsecondary credit is accepted for transfer?
UOP accepts academic postsecondary coursework from institutions that are US regionally accredited, or the international equivalent with an earned grade of C or above.
Students can transfer a maximum of 90 semester credits from four-year institutions or equivalent. Students can transfer a maximum of 70 semester credits from two-year institutions or equivalent. At least 32 out of the last 40 semester credits must be completed in residence at UOP. You can find courses that have previously been accepted by UOP through R.O.A.R.
Will my AP, IB, A/AS-Levels, etc. be accepted for transfer credit?
UOP accepts Advanced Placement (AP), Cambridge International A Levels, German Abitur (Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife), Subject CLEP exams, and International Baccalaureate (IB) for credit where students show proficiency by earning at least the minimum accepted score. You can find more information online about subjects and minimum scores accepted for AP, A/AS Levels, CLEP, German Abitur, and IB (found under Testing Programs).