International (non-immigrant) Applicants
This institution is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. Special application and admission procedures are required of all international F-1 and M-1 students. Permanent residents, refugees, and aliens in other non-immigrant statuses should use the regular application and admission procedures.
In addition to the above requirements, international non-immigrant applicants who will be applying for the F-1 or M-1 visa must submit an affidavit of financial support, dated within 6 months of their expected admission date, from their sponsor or bank verifying that they have adequate resources to pay tuition, food, lodging, books, travel, and incidental expenses for one academic year, and barring unforeseen circumstances, that funds will be available for subsequent years. For the amount required, please contact a Pacific admissions representative.
The I-20 will be issued only after the applicant's file is complete, the applicant is fully accepted into the respective program, and the tuition deposit has been received by the college. A non-refundable I-20 fee of $100 will be withheld from the deposit if the applicant does not attend the college. The student will receive detailed instructions regarding how to apply for the visa and how to enter the U.S. together with the I-20 form. Non-immigrant F-1 or M-1 students transferring from another approved school within the U.S. must also provide a copy of their current I-20, passport name page, visa and I-94 card upon application along with the completed school transfer information form.
Non-immigrant students are not eligible for U.S. federal financial aid.
General Information for International F-1 or M-1 Non-immigrant Students
Upon arrival at the college, international students must provide the college with a copy of their stamped I-20 and I-94 card, visa, and passport name page. The Department of Homeland Security requires that all International Students enroll in a full-time course of study, defined as a minimum of 12 units per semester, attend classes regularly, and make satisfactory progress towards completion of the degree or diploma objective.
International students who apply from outside the United States may be admitted each semester. A student is accepted only for the term indicated on the I-20 and the letter of acceptance and must register for classes during that semester. If admission for a different semester is desired, the applicant must request a change of their starting date in writing and receive a new I-20.
Once enrolled, international students must report any of the following activities to the college immediately: change of legal name, address, program of study, request for program extension, intent to travel outside the U.S., and/or desire to transfer to another institution.
There is currently no dormitory housing available at Pacific College.
English Language Requirements
Academic success at Pacific is dependent upon the student's ability to communicate in English. The ability to understand, speak, read, and write in English must be well developed in order to learn material with full comprehension in a reasonable time period. This level of proficiency is greater than that required for daily living. Therefore, every effort should be made to perfect English skills prior to being admitted to the college.
Unless exempted by the Admissions Committee, students who are not native speakers of English must take Tests of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Test of Spoken English (TSE). Master and bachelor's applicants must achieve a TOEFL score of at least 550 on the paper-based exam or 79-80 on the Internet based exam. Applicants to the Associate and certificate programs must achieve a TOEFL score of 500 on the paper-based exam or 61 on the Internet based exam. A TSE score of 40 is acceptable. The result of the examination determines if a student must take special courses in English prior to enrollment or if they may be allowed to take an English course while concurrently enrolled in the program. International students who hold a degree from a United States university or from a country in which English is the language of instruction may request a waiver of the TOEFL exam.