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Here are four bonus reasons why applying to Pacific Union College is a smart choice.

1

Your 10-Year High School Reunion

Want something to brag about when you get together with the “kids” from your high school? Success is just one of the things that tends to happen to our grads. PUC has over 25,000 alumni who have a way of finding themselves at the heart of their communities, doing good work and seeing the payoff.

2

The Trail

This is no dirt path (though PUC has 30 miles of those). The Silverado Trail is the road PUC folks use all the time as a fast route to nearby hubs of culture and activity like San Francisco, Sacramento, the mountains, and the ocean. PUC is also a stunning place to be, and was named Newsweek’s most beautiful campus in the nation in 2012.

3

707-965-6080

These digits are the home phone of business professor John Nunes, a favorite professor for classes like Personal Money Management and sponsor of the Enactus Club, and he puts them on every syllabus. One of the upsides to being at a college dedicated to undergrads is that teachers actually have time for you and get to know you personally.

4

1,700 Friends

The calendar for the 1,700 or so students who attend each year is always full: the Business club ski trip, activities at the Campus Center, varsity team games, concerts, gallery openings, plays in the Alice Holst Theater, outdoor movies at the swimming pool, and SA events every Saturday night. The hard part is choosing what to do!

Admissions Process

Ready to start the process to become a PUC student? Select the type of student you are and follow the steps. Refer to PUC’s General Catalog for full information on admissions policies. (The Catalog outlines policies regular admission as well as for admission on probation and for returning students.)

Welcome, future freshman! Follow these steps if you will be attending college for the first time.

  1. Fill out the online PUC application
  2. Complete and submit one Reference Form
  3. Send PUC your transcripts
  4. Send PUC your SAT or ACT test scores

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:

  1. Have secondary-school (high school) graduation, or its equivalent, with an unweighted core GPA of at least 2.3 (C+) in the following required courses:
    • 4 years of English
    • 2 years of Mathematics, including Algebra
    • 2 years Science
    • 2 years of History
  2. Pass the Test of General Educational Development (GED) with a standard score of at least 400 on each of the five tests and an average standard score of at least 500 for all five tests.
  3. 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.
  4. If you’re a home school 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.

We are thrilled you’ve made the great decision to switch colleges and come to PUC!

We accept transfer students at any point in their program, so you don’t need to complete a certain number of courses before becoming a PUC student. Just follow these straightforward steps!

  1. Fill out the online PUC application
  2. Complete and submit one Reference Form
  3. Send PUC your transcripts for high school (showing graduation) and official transcripts of all college work completed or attempted.
  4. Send PUC your ACT or SAT scores if you have not successfully taken College Algebra or English 101.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

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

  1. Transfer students with less than 30 semester units (45 quarter hours) must demonstrate a minimum college cumulative GPA of 2.0 and demonstrate one of the admissions standards for first-time college students as described above.
  2. Transfer students with 30 or more semester units (45 quarter hours) of transferable colleges credit must demonstrate a minimum college GPA of 2.0.

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

  1. Fill out the online PUC application
  2. Complete and submit one Reference Form
  3. Send PUC your transcripts
  4. Send PUC your SAT or ACT test scores

Admissions Requirements for Early Acceptance

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

  1. Have a secondary-school (high school) unweighted GPA of at least 2.75 over six semesters (Freshman-Junior year).
  2. Have a secondary school (high school) unweighted GPA of at least 2.3 (C+) over six semesters (Freshman-Junior year) in “core” subjects.

PUC is ranked #3 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for student diversity, and our international students are an important part of keeping our campus culture vibrant! If you are not a citizen of the United States, follow these application steps.

  1. Fill out the online PUC application
  2. Complete and submit one Reference Form
  3. Send PUC your transcripts
    • Provide transcripts showing high school graduation
    • Provide college or university transcripts if you have attended any other college
  4. Send PUC one of the English level exam scores outlined in the Admissions Requirements below.
  5. Send PUC documentation of your financial plan, including a bank statement of at least $46,137 USD on deposit in an international bank.
  6. A deposit of $1000 is required 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).
  7. An Enrollment Fee of $150 is required before an I-20 is issued. See Step 4 in the Already Accepted information below.

Admissions Requirements for International Students

As an international student, you need to meet the following requirements to be admitted to PUC.

  1. Meet all requirements for regular admission status (as a first-time or transfer student)
  2. Provide certified English translations of transcripts
  3. Provide the required reference, written in English
  4. Meet all financial requirements for international students, including the $1,000 deposit, $150 room reservation fee, and bank balance. (See the Financial Information section of the General Catalog.)
  5. Demonstrate the ability to pursue studies in the English language by presenting a satisfactory score on one of the following exams:
    • Score of 80 or higher on the TOEFL (internet based)
    • Score of 15 or higher on the ACT, English Section
    • Score of 380 or higher on the SAT, Critical Reading Section
    • Score of 6.5 on the IELTS, Academic
    • Score of 59 or higher on the PTE, Academic Version
    • Score of 76% or higher on the MELAB
    • Score of 4.0 or higher on the iTEP, Academic Version

When you arrive on campus, you will be required to participate in a PUC placement process to determine your placement in English coursework (ENGL 099, 100, or 101). If you demonstrate a need for additional orientation to the English language and American culture, you will also be required to enroll in ENSL 100: English for Special Purposes.

If you’ve 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 the college’s bachelors in nursing program, please refer directly to the applications available on the website for the department of nursing and health sciences.

Students needing to take additional pre-nursing courses should apply for regular admission as first-time or transfer students.

Pacific Union College 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. However, we know that your experiences have been different from the traditional transfer or first-time college student. That’s why we’ve pulled together some helpful campus resources for student veterans, from application to academic certification, funding, and housing.

Welcome, future freshman! Follow these steps if you will be attending college for the first time.

  1. Fill out the online PUC application
  2. Complete and submit one Reference Form
  3. Send PUC your transcripts
  4. Send PUC your SAT or ACT test scores

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:

  1. Have secondary-school (high school) graduation, or its equivalent, with an unweighted core GPA of at least 2.3 (C+) in the following required courses:
    • 4 years of English
    • 2 years of Mathematics, including Algebra
    • 2 years Science
    • 2 years of History
  2. Pass the Test of General Educational Development (GED) with a standard score of at least 400 on each of the five tests and an average standard score of at least 500 for all five tests.
  3. 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.
  4. If you’re a home school 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.

We are thrilled you’ve made the great decision to switch colleges and come to PUC!

We accept transfer students at any point in their program, so you don’t need to complete a certain number of courses before becoming a PUC student. Just follow these straightforward steps!

  1. Fill out the online PUC application
  2. Complete and submit one Reference Form
  3. Send PUC your transcripts for high school (showing graduation) and official transcripts of all college work completed or attempted.
  4. Send PUC your ACT or SAT scores if you have not successfully taken College Algebra or English 101.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

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

  1. Transfer students with less than 30 semester units (45 quarter hours) must demonstrate a minimum college cumulative GPA of 2.0 and demonstrate one of the admissions standards for first-time college students as described above.
  2. Transfer students with 30 or more semester units (45 quarter hours) of transferable colleges credit must demonstrate a minimum college GPA of 2.0.

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

  1. Fill out the online PUC application
  2. Complete and submit one Reference Form
  3. Send PUC your transcripts
  4. Send PUC your SAT or ACT test scores

Admissions Requirements for Early Acceptance

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

  1. Have a secondary-school (high school) unweighted GPA of at least 2.75 over six semesters (Freshman-Junior year).
  2. Have a secondary school (high school) unweightedGPA of at least 2.3 (C+) over six semesters (Freshman-Junior year) in “core” subjects.

PUC is ranked #3 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for student diversity, and our international students are an important part of keeping our campus culture vibrant! If you are not a citizen of the United States, follow these application steps.

  1. Fill out the online PUC application
  2. Complete and submit one Reference Form
  3. Send PUC your transcripts
    • Provide transcripts showing high school graduation
    • Provide college or university transcripts if you have attended any other college
  4. Send PUC one of the English level exam scores outlined in the Admissions Requirements below.
  5. Send PUC documentation of your financial plan, including a bank statement of at least $46,137 USD on deposit in an international bank.
  6. A deposit of $1000 is required 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).
  7. An Enrollment Fee of $150 is required before an I-20 is issued. See Step 4 in the Already Accepted information below.

Admissions Requirements for International Students

As an international student, you need to meet the following requirements to be admitted to PUC.

  1. Meet all requirements for regular admission status (as a first-time or transfer student)
  2. Provide certified English translations of transcripts
  3. Provide the required reference, written in English
  4. Meet all financial requirements for international students, including the $1,000 deposit, $150 room reservation fee, and bank balance. (See the Financial Information section of the General Catalog.)
  5. Demonstrate the ability to pursue studies in the English language by presenting a satisfactory score on one of the following exams:
    • Score of 80 or higher on the TOEFL (internet based)
    • Score of 15 or higher on the ACT, English Section
    • Score of 380 or higher on the SAT, Critical Reading Section
    • Score of 6.5 on the IELTS, Academic
    • Score of 59 or higher on the PTE, Academic Version
    • Score of 76% or higher on the MELAB
    • Score of 4.0 or higher on the iTEP, Academic Version

When you arrive on campus, you will be required to participate in a PUC placement process to determine your placement in English coursework (ENGL 099, 100, or 101). If you demonstrate a need for additional orientation to the English language and American culture, you will also be required to enroll in ENSL 100: English for Special Purposes.

If you’ve 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 the college’s bachelors in nursing program, please refer directly to the applications available on the website for the department of nursing and health sciences.

Students needing to take additional pre-nursing courses should apply for regular admission as first-time or transfer students.

Pacific Union College 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. However, we know that your experiences have been different from the traditional transfer or first-time college student. That’s why we’ve pulled together some helpful campus resources for student veterans, from application to academic certification, funding, and housing. 

Meet the Counselors

Brennan Puiia

Brennan Puiia

  • Phone 1-707-965-6423
  • Email brennan@puc.edu
  • Degree B.S. in Public Relations/Journalism
Igdaly Patel

Igdaly Patel

  • Phone 1-707-965-6422
  • Email igdaly@puc.edu
  • Degree B.A. in Communication & M.S. in Mass Media Communication
J.R. Rogers

J.R. Rogers

  • Phone 1-707-965-6670
  • Email jr@puc.edu
  • Degree B.S. in Film & Television, A.S. in Paramedicine
Jordan Thornburgh

Jordan Thornburgh

  • Phone 1-707-965-6424
  • Email jordan@puc.edu
  • Degree B.S. in Communication
Larissa Church

Larissa Church

  • Phone 1-707-292-1544
  • Email larissa@puc.edu
  • Degree B.A. in English, Writing Emphasis & B.A. in History, American History Emphasis
Larry Graack

Larry Graack

  • Phone 1-707-965-6421
  • Email larry@puc.edu
  • Degree B.A. in Theology

Already Accepted

Congratulations on being accepted to Pacific Union College! We can’t wait to experience the spiritual, academic, and social contribution you’ll make to the PUC community. These important steps are things you need to do to complete the process of becoming a PUC student.

1

Check in with Your Enrollment Counselor

Your Enrollment Counselor is thrilled that you’ve been accepted to PUC! Check in with him or her about these steps and anytime you have a question. Your Enrollment Counselor is your go-to resource until classes start.

2

Create Your Student Accounts

Your student accounts (including WebAdvisor and Webmail) are your online access point for registration, class information, statements, your student email, and more. Creating your account is a quick and easy step you can take today.

3

Make Financial Aid Arrangements

PUC’s Student Financial Counselors will help you build a financial aid package that meets your need and fits your budget. Following the steps, submitting your documents, and talking with Financial Counselor is a great way to start.

4

Pay Your Enrollment Fee

Before you’re able to register for classes or make housing plans, you will need to pay a $150 enrollment fee. You can pay the fee online or by calling PUC’s cashier at 707-965-7530.

5

Complete 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’ll be expected to stay in one of PUC’s seven residence halls, with some exceptions.

6

Send 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.

7

Register for Classes

Your Enrollment Counselor will help you select classes that fit your goals and interests as you start your academically outstanding PUC experience. Starting April 1, 2014, freshmen and transfer students can contact their Counselor to register.

8

Mark September 17 on Your Calendar

New Student Orientation begins September 17, 2014. The Start Guide is your resource to make your transition to college life as smooth as can be. Instructions are simple: make sure you check off all of the to-do's!

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