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University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, California 95211

Pacific Seminars

All students who enter the University as freshmen must complete the three Pacific Seminars. Freshmen are required to take Pacific Seminars 1 and 2 in their first year and Pacific Seminar 3 in their senior year. A “freshman” is defined as a student who has earned fewer than 28 units of transferable college level work; however, freshman students admitted to the honors program are required to complete Pacific Seminars 1 and 2 regardless of the number of college units they have completed. Students who have completed more than 28 units of transferable college level work must only complete Pacific Seminar 3.

Students are not allowed to drop Pacific Seminar 1 or 2 for any reason, even if they plan to transfer to another college or university. Freshmen entering in the spring semester begin the Pacific Seminar sequence the following fall. Students who would benefit from special attention to reading and writing skills are deferred from the Pacific Seminar sequence until their sophomore year.