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Admissions Policies

For full information regarding PUC’s admissions policies, refer to the college’s General Catalog, which outlines policies for regular admission as well as for admission on probation and for returning students.

Submit Your Documents

Your admissions documents can be emailed to admissions@puc.edu or faxed to (707) 965-6671. If you would like to submit them by mail, please address them as follows: Admissions, Pacific Union College, One Angwin Avenue, Angwin, CA 94508.

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Admissions Process

Your adventure awaits—are you ready? Whether you’re interested in PUC as a first-time college student or you’re looking to transfer, we’re ready to help you discover your calling and God’s plan for your life, every step of the way.

First-Time College Student

Welcome, future freshmen! Call (800) 862-7080, option 2 or email admissions@puc.edu if you have any questions about how to apply to PUC.

Follow these steps to complete your application:

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  • Review your personal PUC site for information about your major, scholarships, campus life, and so much more.
  • Submit one letter of reference, written by someone who knows you but isn’t a relative.
  • Send in your transcripts; unofficial copies are fine but you will need to eventually submit an official copy, showing graduation. Send to: Admissions, One Angwin Avenue, Angwin, CA 94508
  • Send PUC your ACT or SAT scores. PUC’s school codes are: 0362 (ACT) and 4600 (SAT).

Admissions Requirements for First-Time College Students

You may be admitted to PUC on regular status if you qualify in one of the following categories:

  • Have secondary-school (high school) graduation, or its equivalent, with an unweighted core GPA of at least 2.5 and SAT or ACT test scores on file.
  • Demonstrate a standard score of at least 165 on each of the four tests and an average standard score of at least 177 for all four tests for the Test of General Educational Development (GED).
  • Pass the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE) and have completed the following additional requirements:
    • Successful completion of at least two years of secondary school.
    • A personal interview of you and your parents with a college admissions officer or designated representative.
    • Submit a letter stating the reasons you should begin college early.
    • Submit a recommendation by a faculty member at the secondary school you last attended, including an evaluation of social and academic readiness for college.
  • If you’re a homeschool applicant, contact the office of admissions to discuss your individual situation. You should be prepared to provide ACT or SAT scores plus transcripts and GED scores.

Transfer Student

We accept transfer students at any point, so you don’t need to complete a certain number of courses before transferring. We’re excited to help you throughout the process! Call (800) 862-7080, option 2 or email admissions@puc.edu if you have any questions about how to transfer to PUC.

Follow these steps to complete your application:

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  • Review your personal PUC site for information about your major, scholarships, campus life, and so much more.
  • Submit one letter of reference, written by someone who knows you but isn’t a relative.
  • Send in official copies of all your transcripts, including official high school transcripts (confirming graduation). Send to: Admissions, One Angwin Avenue, Angwin, CA 94508
  • Send PUC your ACT or SAT scores if you have not successfully taken College Algebra or English 101. PUC’s school codes are: 0362 (ACT) and 4600 (SAT).

Visit the Transfer Student page for more information about these steps and admissions requirements.

International Student

If you are a student living outside the United States, or if you are a U.S. resident with citizenship elsewhere, we invite you to explore the possibility of attending Pacific Union College as an international student. Call (800) 862-7080, option 2 or email admissions@puc.edu if you have any questions about how to apply to PUC as an international student.

Follow these steps to complete your application:

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  • Review your personal PUC site for information about your major, scholarships, campus life, and so much more.
  • Submit one letter of reference , written by someone who knows you but isn’t a relative.
  • Send in your transcripts, including official high school transcripts (confirming graduation), and college or university transcripts if you have attended another college. Send to: Admissions, One Angwin Avenue, Angwin, CA 94508
  • Send PUC your English level exam score.
  • Send PUC documentation of your financial plan, including a bank statement showing at least $50,310 USD on deposit in an international bank.
  • Submit a $1,000 deposit, which must be done before an I-20 is issued. This deposit will remain on the student’s account until the student ceases to attend Pacific Union College (the deposit can be applied to the student’s final quarter at PUC).
  • Submit a $200 enrollment fee, which also must be done before an I-20 is issued.

Visit the International Student page for more information about these steps and admissions requirements.

Early Acceptance

If you’re a high school senior with top-notch grades, you can get accepted to PUC based on the work you’ve done freshman-junior year of high school. Get accepted early by following these steps:

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  • Submit one letter of reference , written by someone who knows you but isn’t a relative.
  • Send in your transcripts, showing all six semesters (freshman-junior year).
  • Send PUC your ACT or SAT scores. PUC’s school codes are: 0362 (ACT) and 4600 (SAT).

Admissions Requirements for Early Acceptance

You may receive early acceptance to PUC if you qualify based on both of these requirements:

  • Have a secondary-school (high school) unweighted GPA of at least 2.75 over six semesters (freshman-junior year).
  • Have a secondary school (high school) unweighted GPA of at least 2.3 (C+) over six semesters (freshman-junior year) in “core” subjects.

Questions about whether you qualify for early acceptance? Contact the admissions office at admissions@puc.edu or (800) 862-7080, option 2.

Nursing Student

If you have completed all pre-requisite courses and are ready to apply directly to PUC’s associates degree in nursing program, or if you already have your R.N. and want to apply to PUC’s bachelor’s in nursing program, please refer directly to the applications available on the website for the department of nursing and health sciences.

Students who still need to take additional pre-nursing courses should apply for regular admission as first-time or transfer students and work with PUC’s pre-nursing advisor before applying to the program.

Student Veterans

PUC welcomes student veterans and active duty personnel to our distinctly Christian liberal arts campus. PUC is a Yellow Ribbon Program school and has a Student Veterans Task Force to make the transition from military service to college life as smooth as possible.

Admissions steps and requirements for student veterans are the same as those for transfer or first-time college students. For step-by-step information, please refer to the First-Time College Student and Transfer Student sections on this page .

However, we know your experiences have been different from the traditional transfer or first-time college student, which is why we’ve pulled together some helpful campus resources for student veterans. Visit the Student Veterans page for more information.

Questions? Contact Nancy Jacobo, the veteran academic services coordinator and the director of the Teaching and Learning Center, at njacobo@puc.edu or (707) 965-7688.

Honors Student

The Honors Program at Pacific Union College provides a stimulating environment for completing General Education requirements for any baccalaureate degree with a cohort of serious scholars in seminars focused on in-depth understanding through lively discussions.

Honors provides you these opportunities:

  • Work closely with professors
  • Study abroad
  • Define your role in communities that need your analytical, creative thinking
  • Distinguish your academic record for graduate or professional school
  • Receive a $1,000 scholarship following completion of the capstone project

 Entry requirements:

  • Strong reading and writing skills
  • High school GPA of 3.5
  • SAT of 1200 or ACT of 26
  • Highly motivated to pursue understanding

 Apply to the Honors Program at PUC today! Visit the Honors Program page to learn more about the Program, including faculty mentors, seminars, the capstone project, and other student opportunities. Freshmen enrollment is limited to 20 students per year. Online applications are reviewed monthly until all seats are filled. Questions? Contact Dr. Georgina Hill, the Honors Program director, at gehill@puc.edu or (707) 965-6612.

After You’re Accepted

Congratulations on being accepted to Pacific Union College! We can’t wait for you to join our vibrant and thriving community. Follow these important steps to complete the process of becoming a PUC student.*

  • Check in with Your Enrollment Counselor. Your counselor is your go-to person if you have questions at any point during the admissions process and about your acceptance and next steps. Be sure to check in with them regularly to make sure you’re on track to get everything you need to completed.
  • Create Your Student Accounts. Your student accounts (including WebAdvisor and Webmail) are your online access point for registration, class information, statements, your student email, your housing form, and more. Creating your account is quick and easy.
  • Pay Your Enrollment Fee. Before you’re able to register for classes or make housing plans, you will need to pay a $200 enrollment fee. You can pay the fee online or by calling PUC’s cashier at (707) 965-7530. If you pay the fee before May 1, $100 of it will be put towards your Fall tuition bill!
  • Submit Your Housing Form. Along with paying the enrollment fee, all students need to fill out the Housing Information Form. If you are an unmarried student under the age of 22, you will be expected to stay in one of PUC’s seven residence halls, with some exceptions.
  • Make Financial Aid Arrangements. Your financial counselor will help build a financial aid package that meets your family’s need and fits your budget. Submitting your FAFSA is a great place to start.
  • Submit Your Health Forms. It’s time for a checkup! Make an appointment with your primary health provider and fill out the Health Information Form. Have questions? Contact Health Services for more information; call (707) 965-6339 or email healthservices@puc.edu.
  • Register for Classes. Your enrollment counselor will work closely with you to come up with the perfect class schedule, and then register you for them. Starting in April, freshmen and transfer students can contact their counselor to register for classes.
  • Attend New Student Orientation. At Orientation, you will learn the ins-and-outs of the PUC experience. Mark your calendar now! (Fall Quarter: September 19-23, 2018; Winter Quarter: January 06, 2019; Spring Quarter: March 31, 2019)

*Note: The post-acceptance steps are different for international and transfer students. Please visit these pages for more information.

International Students  Transfer Students 

Forms & Downloads

High School Transcript Request

Submit this form to your high school to have your transcript sent to PUC.

High School Senior Checklist

Use this checklist to stay on track during your senior year to be ready for PUC!

Reference Form

You may give this form to the person providing your admissions reference.

Application for Admission

Use this form to apply for admission to PUC if you prefer not to apply online.

Online Application

Use this form to apply for admission to PUC.

Health Information Form

Students are required to submit this form. It includes your personal medical history, your family’s medical history, and the consent to be treated.

Housing Reservation Form

Use this form to submit your residence hall and roommate preferences.