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Academic Advising Responsibilities

Expectations of Students
  • To grow intellectually by:
    • Studying hard and participating fully in your classes
    • Taking advantage of co-curricular opportunities
    • Exploring new topics/disciplines

  • Make the most of your Pacific experience by:
    • Practicing good time management
    • Developing an academic plan
    • Exploring and taking advantage of campus resources
  • Expectations for advancing towards graduation
    • Following the academic rules, regulations and graduation requirements for your degree program
    • Meeting with your faculty advisors for guidance and updates about your progress
    • To graduate, every student must have a cumulative Pacific GPA of at least 2.0 and a 2.0 average in the major (a C average).
    • To graduate with honors, you must achieve a 3.5 for cum laude, a 3.7 for magna cum laude, and a 3.9 for summa cum laude - based on at least 54 letter-graded units at Pacific.

Expectations of Faculty
Faculty, as advisers, are responsible for providing: 

  • Appropriate opportunities for individual consultation with advisees

  • Assistance in exploration of education alternatives

  • Correct information concerning academic rules, regulations and graduation requirements

  • Guidance in and evaluation of work toward degree requirements (e.g. general education, major and unit requirements)

  • Informed referral to University services and programs available to assist students in their academic, career and personal development