Details on admissions requirements for all programs offered at the school of dentistry are found here.
Through a unique program with the university's Stockton campus, students who matriculate at the School of Dentistry without a baccalaureate degree will be reviewed by the university to determine eligibility for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Applied Sciences. Transcripts will be collected during the early months of the first year of the dental program and forwarded to Stockton for evaluation. Students who meet the requirements for the BAAS will be notified and are eligible to receive the diploma upon successful completion of dental school.
Only under unusual and compelling circumstances does the School of Dentistry accept transfer students. Incompatibility of dental education programs generally inhibits transition from another dental school to the University of the Pacific's program. Students requesting such classification usually join the first-year class. No student will be admitted to advanced standing beyond the second year. Special action regarding transfer is required.
All applicants are considered for admission regardless of their financial circumstances. Financial aid is awarded on the basis of financial need as long as the student is a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen. The financial aid office mails application materials beginning in late January to those who apply for admission.
Financial aid staff assists students in managing their financial resources and their indebtedness in school and after graduation. Staff members conduct a needs analysis and provide comprehensive financial guidance for every student applying for financial aid. Students may be awarded aid from federal, state, and institutional sources.