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, prior to graduation. PUC provides a discounted tuition rate for the College Early program (the rate for the current academic year is listed on the registration form below). In addition, students who enroll at PUC after high-school 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 Associate Academic Dean approves additional courses.
  • Enrollment is limited to lower division courses.

Procedure for Off-Campus Enrollment

  1. 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.
  2. Once approved, the Associate Academic Dean’s office will send the secondary school teacher a specialized student registration form and additional instructions (as follows):
    1. 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).
    2. 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).
    3. 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.
    4. 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.

Procedure for On-Campus Enrollment (Non-Prep Students Only)

  1. Download and complete the College Early Registration Form.
  2. 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).
  3. First-time enrollees will receive a letter from Enrollment Services with their PUC ID number. You will need this number in order to set up your online accounts: Email, WebAdvisor, and Canvas.
  4. 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 further information and to obtain a registration form.

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

College Early: Summer in Residence

Each summer, Pacific Union College selects 20 qualified applicants to experience our rigorous academic environment while earning college credit at a special discounted tuition rate of $240 per quarter hour (plus additional program fees and living expenses) for Summer 2015 in popular General Education courses like Introduction to Chemistry, History of World Civilizations, Encountering Jesus, 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.

Admissions Qualifications for Summer 2015

  1. Anticipated Fall 2015 enrollment in grade 11 or 12
  2. High school GPA of 3.5
  3. Endorsement from high school registrar and principal

How to apply:

  1. Download and print the College Early: Summer in Residence 2015 application.
  2. Complete the student portion of the application after reviewing the course options below.
  3. Obtain the endorsement and signature of your high school registrar, principal, and parent.
  4. Fax or mail the completed application to the Office of the Associate Academic Dean (the fax number and mailing address are listed below).

Course Offerings for Summer 2015

Two-Week Course Options

FDNT 235: Nutrition (3 credits; June 22 - July 3)
Meets: M-F 10:30 AM - 1:45 PM
Prerequisite: None
Instructor: Vicki Saunders

Explores the principles of nutrition, emphasizing nutritional requirements, dietary sources of nutrients, and nutrient utilization; as well as the effects of nutrition on energy intake and weight control, fitness, disease prevention, and life cycle.

This course is particularly attractive to students interested in the fields of exercise science, nutrition, and nursing; it also fulfills the Health and Fitness general education requirement at PUC.

RELB 150: Encountering Jesus (3 credits; June 22 - July 3)
Meets: M-F 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Prerequisite: Two full years of Christian religious courses with semester grades of C- or better at an accredited secondary institution, OR Successful completion of an approved waiver exam.
Instructor: Angel Hernandez

Explores the pivotal role, identity and teachings of Jesus in the salvation of humanity.

This course serves as a prerequisite for all other religion courses at PUC, so it is advantageous to get a head start on the Foundations of Faith general education requirement.

Four-Week Course Options

ARTH 116: History of Western Art II: Renaissance and Revolutions (4 credits; June 22 - July 16)
Meets: M-Th 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Prerequisite: None
Instructor: Jon Carstens

Examines painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, graphic and textile arts from the 15th century to the 21st century, primarily in Europe and the United States. Organized chronologically, the lectures will address themes of vision and representation, the canon, patronage, the artistic personality, and gender/ethnic identity.

This course fulfills a component of the Arts and Humanities general education requirement at PUC.

CHEM 101: Introductory Chemistry (4 credits; June 22 - July 17)

Lecture M-F 10:00 - 11:50 AM

Lab T, Th 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Prerequisite: Algebra I
Instructor: Marie Pak

This course serves as an elementary introduction to fundamental principles of chemistry.

It is primarily for students preparing to enter an allied health or related field, and/or enroll in Survey of Organic Chemistry (CHEM 102) and General Chemistry (CHEM 111).

HIST 101: History of World Civilizations (4 credits; June 22 - July 15)
Meets: M & W, 8:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Prerequisite: Waived. However, strong skills in academic reading and writing are strongly recommended.
Instructor: Ileana Douglas

Explores the major characteristics and developments in world civilizations until 1500 based on primary and secondary texts. Also integral is the discussion of history's place in the liberal arts and of the problems of the historical method.

This course fulfills a component of the History and Social Sciences general education requirement at PUC.

For more information, please contact:

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