Admission Info

Administrative Information

Student Records

Pacifica Graduate Institute is in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended in 1979, 1990, 1992, 1994, and 1998, guaranteeing students the right to inspect and review their education records, have some control over the disclosure of information from their education records, and seek to amend education records.

For details on students’ rights and issues relating to disclosure of directory information, consult the current Student Handbook.

Non-discrimination Policy and Equal Opportunity Statement

Pacifica Graduate Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation or identity, physical or mental disability, citizenship status (within the limits imposed by law or Institute policy), marital status, medical condition, or age in any of its policies, procedures, or practices. This non-discrimination policy covers treatment in institutionally approved academic programs and activities.  In conformance with Institute policy, Pacifica Graduate Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. If a student believes s/he has been subjected to any form of unlawful discrimination, please submit a written complaint to the Provost.

Withdrawal Policy

Students wishing to withdraw from Pacifica Graduate Institute are required to notify the Registrar's Office in writing. Upon receipt, the Registrar will notify the appropriate departments. The Refund Policy will be administered by the Business Office.

Leave of Absence Policy

Students requesting a leave of absence are required to submit a completed Leave of Absence Form to the Registrar. Upon receipt, the Registrar's Office will notify the appropriate departments. The Refund Policy will be administered by the Business Office.

Refundable Tuition Policy

 For Students Withdrawing or Taking a Leave of Absense

To be eligible for a refund of Tuition, timely written notification must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar as specified below. The date of withdrawal will be determined by the date written notification is received by the Office of the Registrar. If you withdraw or file a Leave of Absence from Pacifica after instruction has begun, you will receive a partial refund of the Tuition charges as stated below:

 

Time frame - Academic Quarter

Refund

Fall, Winter, and Spring for all Programs, plus Summer for Engaged Humanities, Jungian and Archetypal Studies, and Depth Psychology Tracks J and K
On or before the first day of class of the quarter 100%*
First week of the quarter (day 2 to 7)80%
Second week of the quarter (day 8 to 14)70%
Third week of the quarter (day 15 to 21)60%
Fourth week of the quarter (day 22 to 28)50%
Fifth week of the quarter (day 29 to 35)40%
Sixth week of the quarter (day 36 to 42)30%
After the 6th week (day 43 and beyond)0%
* For newly admitted students, $250 of the enrollment deposit will be deducted from the refund. 
  
Summer Quarter policy: 
Summer for all Programs, except Engaged Humanities, Jungian and Archetypal Studies, and Depth Psychology Tracks J, K, and P.
On or before the first day of class100%
  

After the first day – Tuition refund is prorated based upon the number of days in the quarter, up to and including the date written notification is received by the Office of the Registrar.

For Students Dropping/Withdrawing from a Course

To be eligible for a refund, a completed Request to Drop a Class Form must be received by the Office of the Registrar. The date of dropping or withdrawing from a course will be determined by the date written notification is received by the Office of the Registrar. If you drop a class or withdrawl from a course after instruction has begun, you will receive a partial refund based on a “per unit tuition calculation”** as specified below:

**"Per unit Tuition calculation": the Tuition for the specific quarter, program, and academic year, divided by the number of units offered in that specific quarter and program.

Time frame - Academic QuarterRefund – per unit tuition calculation **
Fall, Winter, and Spring for all Programs, plus Summer for Engaged Humanities, Jungian and Archetypal Studies, and Depth Psychology Tracks J and K
On or before the first day of class of the quarter100%
First week of the quarter (day 2 to 7)80%
Second week of the quarter (day 8 to 14)70%
Third week of the quarter (day 15 to 21)60%
Fourth week of the quarter (day 22 to 28)50%
Fifth week of the quarter (day 29 to 35)40%
Sixth week of the quarter (day 36 to 42)30%
After the 6th week (day 43 and beyond)0%
  
Summer Quarter policy:
 
Summer for all Programs, except Engaged Humanities, Jungian and Archetypal Studies, and Depth Psychology Tracks J, K, and P.
On or before the first day of class100%

After the first day – Tuition refund is prorated based upon the number of days in the quarter, up to and including the date written notification is received by the Office of the Registrar.

 

Refundable Residential and Non-Residential Fee Policy

If you plan to miss an on-site session, in order to be eligible for a refund, written notification must be submitted to teh Housing Department at least (5) days prior to the start date of on-site instruction.

If you attend a portion of your on-site instruction and then withdraw from Pacifica or take a leave of absence during the quarter, the refund will be prorated based on the number of days of on-site instruction in the quarter, up to and including the date written notification of the withdrawl is received by the Office of the Registrar. If the school cancels or discontinues an on-site course, the student will receive a pro rata refund of the fee.

 

Accreditation

Santa Barbara Graduate School, Inc., d.b.a. Pacifica Graduate Institute, is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and teh U.S. Department of Education. (Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501; tel: 510-748-9001; fax: 510-748-9797; www.wascweb.org). In addition, this school is authorized under Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant students.

 

Standards For Student Achievement

Good Standing: A graduate student is considered to be in good academic standing when a minimum 3.0 (B) grade point average is maintained. A full description of grading standards and academic regulations is contained in the current addition of the Pacifica Graduate Institute Student Handbook.

 

Campus Security

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Department of Education requires all higher education institutions to track, report, and distribute this information each year (in the fall) to all students and employees. Campus Safety statistics

 

Changes in Policies and Procedures

Pacifica may from time to time alter the policies or procedures in order to address emerging needs, or if otherwise in the best interest of the Institute. In that event the Institute would make all reasonable efforts to notify students. Thus students should be aware that the policies and procedures described may not necessarily remain in effect during their entire program of studies at Pacifica. Also, to the extent there may be discrepancies in any time period between the Tuition and Fee Agreement, the Agreement signed by Pacifica and the student shall be binding.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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