Admissions to Regular Undergraduate Standing
You will have regular admission status if you have acceptable recommendations and qualify in one of the following categories:
- Students having secondary-school graduation, or its equivalent, and a GPA of at least 2.3 (C+) in "solid" subjects. You are expected to have completed the following:
4 years of English
2 years of Mathematics, including Algebra
2 years of Science
2 years of History
4 years of English
3 years of Mathematics, including Algebra II and Geometry
3 years of Science, including laboratory sciences in the areas
of Biology, Chemistry and Physics
2 years of History, including U.S. and World History
2 years of Foreign Language
Religion coursework (if offered at your secondary school)
- Students lacking secondary-school graduation who have passed the Test
of General Educational Development (GED) with a standard score of 400 or above on each of the five tests and an average standard score of 500 for all five tests.
- Students seeking early entrance to college and lacking secondary-school graduation who have passed the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE). You are expected to have met the following requirements:
a) Successful completion of a minimum of two years of secondary school.
b) A personal interview of applicant and parents by an admissions officer of the college or a designated representative.
c) A letter from the applicant stating the rationale for early entrance into college.
d) Recommendation by the faculty of the secondary school last attended, including an evaluation of social and academic readiness for college.
- Home school applicants who have contacted the Admissions Office and discussed their individual situation. Home school applicants should anticipate providing ACT or SAT scores plus transcripts or GED scores, or other evidence of high school completion.
- Transfer students who have completed at least 45 quarter hours of college credit with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
- Transfer students who have completed less than 45 quarter hours of college credit must meet the admission standards for first-year freshmen.
- Reapplicants who have both a minimum cumulative and a Pacific Union College GPA of 2.0 and have maintained an acceptable citizenship record.
Admissions on Academic Probation
You may be admitted on academic probation status if you qualify in one of the following categories:
- Applicants for admission as first-year students who meet the requirements of one of the categories above, but whose GPA in "solid" subjects is between 2.0 and 2.3.
- Applicants for admission as first-year students who have taken the GED test with standard scores of not less than 350 on each of the five tests and an average standard score of at least 450 for all five tests.
- Transfer students who are granted admission by special action of the Admissions Committee even though they do not meet the GPA requirements stated above.
If you are admitted on academic probation, you may take up to 15 hours each quarter, including any required remedial courses, until you achieve regular enrollment status. (For further information, see the section entitled "Academic Information and Policies" in this catalog.)
Admission of International Students
If you are an international student, you will be considered for admission when you have:
- Met all requirements for regular
- Provided certified English translations of transcripts.
- Provided the required one reference, written in English.
- Demonstrated ability to pursue studies in the English language by presenting a minimum score of 70 on the internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a minimum score of 14 on the ACT verbal or a minimum score of 360 on the SAT critical reading or an equivalent score on another recognized test such as Michigan or Cambridge.
- For additional information for International Students please refer to our International Students section.