College Early is an opportunity offered by Pacific Union College for secondary school students to take a college class on their campus, or on our campus, prior to graduation. It is restricted to students who have reached junior or senior status and have the approval of the principal or their advisor. The college provides a discounted tuition rate for the College Early program. In addition, students who enroll at PUC after graduation receive a 50% reimbursement of the College Early tuition they have paid.
College Early is open to students according to the following guidelines:
- They must be enrolled as juniors or seniors with good academic standing
- They are allowed to take only one class each term, unless the Academic Dean approves additional courses.
- Enrollment is limited to lower division courses.
The teacher and the Principal at the secondary school approve the students eligible for college early classes. Tuition is paid to the secondary school treasurer, who forwards the funds to PUC. The teacher on the participating campus is responsible for collecting the completed registration forms and forwarding them to the Associate Academic Dean's office at PUC along with a check for the tuition payment.
Special Procedures for PUC Preparatory School/Community Students
- Because Prep/community students will be attending class with regular college students, their enrollment is on a "space available" basis. The PUC registrar will enroll Prep/community students once it is clear that there will be room in the class, or if there is no limit to class size.
- In consultation with the Prep administration, parents, and/or college teachers, a student may select one lower division course (numbers of 299 or below) each quarter from the college class schedule.
- The student may obtain a College Early Registration Form from the Prep. School registrar, the Associate Academic Dean's office or the college registrar.
- The completed form is approved by the associate academic dean and presented to the business office for payment of the tuition.
- The form, signed by the Business Office, is presented to the college registrar to enroll for the class.
- The student may then attend the class as any other student and receive full credit upon completion of the course.
NOTE: The credit hours earned through the College Early program may be transferred to any other school that accepts PUC credits.