Academic Administration

College Early

College Early is an opportunity offered by Pacific Union College for qualified secondary school students to take a college course on our campus, or, in approved situations, on their own high school campus (see “Off-Campus Enrollment” below), prior to graduation. On-campus enrollment has two options, College Early and College Early: Summer in Residence.

Through the College Early program, local students may register for one lower-division course each quarter that they are eligible for enrollment at a discounted tuition rate (the rate for the current academic year is listed on the program application). Plus, students who enroll at PUC after high-school graduation receive a 50% reimbursement of the College Early tuition they have paid.

Non-local students who still want to experience life on the PUC campus—and take advantage of the discounted tuition rate and 50% tuition reimbursement policy—are encouraged to apply to the College Early: Summer in Residence program. Each summer, PUC selects 20 qualified applicants to experience our rigorous academic environment while earning college credit at a special discounted tuition rate (plus additional program fees and living expenses) in popular General Education courses like Introduction to Chemistry, History of World Civilizations, Nutrition, and History of Western Art. A full schedule of classes, study sessions, and extracurricular weekend activities provide an excellent opportunity to learn and grow during either our two- or four-week program.

Here’s what College Early students have said about the program:

“I loved taking the Nutrition class because everything the teacher taught me was relevant to my life. I should be concerned with what I put in my body regardless of whether I become a Dietitian or not (likely not). I enjoyed the whole two week course, and I think it's totally worth it to take the class during the summer.” – Mariah Sagehorn (12th grade), Summer 2014 & 2015

“I enjoyed learning at a faster pace and realizing that I could keep up. My favorite parts of Introductory Chemistry were Professor Pak’s jokes and the labs – particularly the simple chemical reactions and the titration labs. . . . If I had found this program earlier; I definitely would've done it last year too. It was a blend of learning, productivity, and entertainment.” – Sophie Chen (12th grade), Summer 2015

For more information about any of our College Early programs, please email academicadministration@puc.edu or call the Associate Academic Dean’s office at 707-965-7103.

Please Note: All received grades for College Early courses become a permanent part of the student’s PUC transcript.

Admission guidelines and application procedures for each version of the College Early program are listed below:

On-Campus Enrollment (Non-PUC Prep Students Only*)

Admission Guidelines

College Early is open to students according to the following guidelines:

  • They must be enrolled as juniors or seniors with good academic standing (minimum GPA 3.0)
  • They are allowed to take only one class each term, unless the Associate Academic Dean approves additional courses.
  • Enrollment is limited to lower division courses.

Application Procedure

  • Download and complete the College Early Registration Form.
  • Search a complete list of available courses by going to webadvisor.puc.edu and clicking on “Search for Sections.” Enter the term you are interested in, select “Lower Division” from the “Course Levels” drop-down menu, and click “Submit.”
  • Once the form is completed—and signed by the student, the student’s parent, and the secondary school’s principal or registrar—the form is to be turned in to the Associate Academic Dean’s office (either dropped off, faxed, or mailed; see contact information below).
  • First-time enrollees will receive a letter from the office of the Associate Academic Dean with their PUC ID number. You will need this number in order to set up your online accounts (visit accounts.puc.edu).
  • Enrolled students will receive a billing statement for their tuition costs. The current rate for the academic year is listed on the form.

*Students of PUC Preparatory School should consult their registrar for information and to obtain a registration form.

College Early: Summer in Residence

Admission Guidelines

  1. Enrolled in grade 11 or 12 for the upcoming fall quarter
  2. High school GPA of 3.5
  3. Endorsement from high school registrar and principal (space provided on the application)

How to Apply

  1. Download and print the College Early: Summer in Residence application (available January 2016).
  2. Complete the student portion of the application after reviewing the two-week and four-week course options (available January 2016).
  3. Obtain the endorsement and signature of your high school registrar, principal, and parent on your application.
  4. Fax or mail the completed application to the Office of the Associate Academic Dean:

Office of the Associate Academic Dean
Academic Administration
One Angwin Ave.
Angwin, CA 94508
Phone: 707-965-7103 ~ Fax: 707-965-7104

Off-Campus Enrollment

Admission Guidelines

College Early is open to students according to the following guidelines:

  • They must be enrolled as juniors or seniors with good academic standing (minimum GPA 3.0)
  • They are allowed to take only one class each term, unless the Associate Academic Dean approves additional courses.
  • Enrollment is limited to lower division courses.

Admission Guidelines

  • Qualified secondary school teachers must contact the Associate Academic Dean with a proposal for teaching one of Pacific Union College’s lower-division courses on their campus through the College Early program.
  • Once approved, the Associate Academic Dean’s office will send the secondary school teacher a specialized student registration form and additional instructions (as follows):
  • The student may obtain a specialized College Early Registration Form from their high school registrar or the teacher of the class (which is provided by the Office of the Associate Academic Dean upon approval of the course).
  • The student must write a check (or other form of payment as deemed appropriate by the school) to their high school for the total sum of the course (please contact the Office of the Associate Academic Dean for the current rate for the academic year).
  • Once the form is completed—and signed by the student, the student’s parent, and the secondary school’s principal or registrar—it, along with their tuition payment, is to be turned in to the high school’s treasurer.
  • The high school’s treasurer will then write a check for the total sum of all enrollees’ tuition, and forward it, along with all the registration forms, to the Associate Academic Dean’s office.