Admission Process | University of Portland

Admission Process

Four Stage Admission Process

1.  Application

  • Priority Application deadline: November 30, 2023
    • Know your status before Christmas
    • Priority consideration for placements (communicated to candidates in the new year)
  • Regular Application deadline: DUE January 26, 2024; rolling applications after due date based on remaining available positions. Contact pace@up.edu to inquire. 

2.  Interview

  • After applications have been reviewed, eligible applicants will be invited to a PACE Interview.
  • Priority Application interviews will begin in December
  • Regular Application interviews will begin in late January and continue through February.
  • Interviews are normally conducted either in person or via Zoom. 

3.  Acceptance & Placement

  • Priority Applicants will be notified of their acceptance no later than December 22, 2023.
  • Spring Applicants will be notified of their acceptance no later than March 14, 2024.
  • Every effort is made so that, at the time of acceptance, PACE applicants are notified of their community placement, school, grade level(s), and subject(s).
  • Applicants must now choose to accept and confirm their invitation to join PACE.

4. Placement Interviews

  • PACE involves each candidate and each school directly in the placement process which gives each entity agency and allows each the opportunity to say yes.
  • Because all PACE teachers will be formally hired by their placement schools, the principal of each placement school is involved in the final selection of a PACE candidate.
  • PACE candidates will interview with the principal and/or school officials of the placement school after acceptance into PACE. 
  • These interviews are required and will be arranged as soon as possible after a candidate has indicated their acceptance to join the program.
  • After a successful placement interview, the PACE applicant is fully accepted into PACE.

PACE Summer

The PACE summers are fulfilling and lots of fun! They are academic, faithful, joyful, and filled with community building across all PACE participants. Please plan to be on The University of Portland campus with us all summer to ensure that you get the full experience! 

  • PACE Move-in: June 16 2024
  • PACE Orientation begins: June 17, 2024
  • PACE graduate courses begin: Monday, June 24, 2024
  • PACE Graduation/Commencement Ceremony: Friday, August 2, 2024