The admissions requirements listed below have been established for all students:
1. Freshman Applicants:
- Must be a high school graduate from a regionally accredited high school, OR.
- Possess a General Educational Development Test proficiency certificate (GED), OR.
- Possess a High School Proficiency Certificate, AND.
- Must take a mathematics and English entrance assessment.
2. Transfer applicants:
- 60 semester units of transferable college credit
- Must have graduated from high school, passed a high school GED test, or received a Certificate of Proficiency from a State Department of Education to be accepted on a provisional basis
- Applicants transferring from either regionally-accredited colleges and universities or schools accredited by an agency approved by the Department of Education are admitted as degree students provided their cumulative grade point average from all schools is 2.0 (C) or better
- Applicants with a cumulative grade point average below 2.0 (C) may be admitted on probationary status
- Students who have documents from a foreign country must request a NACES credential evaluation agencies to determine eligibility
- Applicants must take a mathematics and English assessment or show equivalent coursework.
3. Provisional Acceptance:
Undergraduate students may take courses during provisional acceptance while the Registrar’s Office awaits official transcripts from:
- All colleges and universities student has previously attended
- Military documents
- All examinations the student has taken including CLEP, AP, DANTES, and/or Excelsior College exams
- High school transcripts (required if the student has less than 60 units transferable coursework from previously college-level institutions or if the student has never attended a college or university)
- A GED or high school proficiency certificate may be submitted by students to complete this requirement.
If the Registrar’s Office does not receive all required documentation within three months of the date of admission, the students’ studies will be interrupted until all documents are received by the College. This interruption can affect financial aid eligibility.
4. For admission into the Associate of Science Degree programs, a successful pass rate on the entrance exam or equivalent assessment results from a California testing center is required. Determination of equivalency will be made by the Director of Education. Vocational Nursing students must pass the nurse entrance exam or its equivalency as determined by the Director of Education.
5. All Allied Health students must clear a criminal background check and complete an interview with the appropriate Program Director or Chair. Vocational Nursing students need to refer to the Pacific College Vocational Nursing Handbook regarding Admissions and Student Information and Services. Policies in the Vocational Nursing Handbook supersede those of the Pacific College catalog for Vocational Nursing students only.