Free Introductory
Online Class

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Think you don't have time to apply, enroll, and register? Think again! These difficult times require extraordinary changes.

Your free class begins on Monday, March 30 but you can enroll and register through April 2. We've also simplified our process for you and are waiving all deposit fees. PUC's amazing Admissions and Enrollment team will have you admitted within hours of your application, then they'll guide you through the final steps with plenty of time to spare. 

Tuition & Registration

Your first class is free! After that, you are welcome to take up to two additional classes for only $900 each. Admission is required before registering for classes. Follow these simple steps to get started:

  1. Submit an application. If you have already submitted an application with us, you don't need to apply again.
  2. Submit your official or unofficial transcripts. If your school is closed and you have a problem with this step, we may be able to help.
  3. Email to confirm your class choice(s)
  4. Once you're registered, you pay nothing for your free class. If you choose to take advantage of an additional one or two low cost classes, you can make your payment by credit card or check.* For credit card payment, simply call Student Finance directly at (707) 965-7530 - this line is staffed M-TH 9am-12pm and 1-3pm, and F 9am-12pm. If you use a check, please include your new PUC ID number on your check and mail to:

    Pacific Union College
    Attn: Cashier
    1 Angwin Avenue
    Angwin, CA 94508
  5. After you are registered for your class(es), you will receive information about how your class will work online. You'll also receive all the privileges and support of being a PUC student. This support includes, but is not limited to, a PUC student ID card, counseling support, spiritual and social activities, and much more.

*Students wishing to apply for financial aid may do so but they will be charged regular rate of $865 per unit. Payments are non-refundable.

Classes Offered

Start earning college credit for free by choosing from a variety of our introductory classes. From Algebra and Anthropology to Trigonometry and Medical Terminology, we have 14 great choices for you!

Class Time Days
Cultural Anthropology 4:00 - 5:50 MW
Medical Terminology 11:00 - 11:50  TTH
Personal Money Management 9:00 - 9:50 MWF
Communication & Public Speaking 10:00 - 10:50  MTWF
Jogging 8:00 - 8:50 TTH
Beginning German I 12:00 - 12:50 MTWTH
History of World Civ I 2:00 - 3:40 TTh
Beginning Italian I 9:00 - 9:50 MTWTH
Basic Algebra I 11:00 - 11:50  MTWTH
College Algebra 11:00 - 11:50  MTWTH
Trigonometry 11:00 - 11:50  TTH
Assertive Behavior 6:00 - 7:50 M
Encountering Jesus 10:00 - 10:50 MWF
Intro to Statistics 12:00 - 12:50 MTWTH


  • Students must be new to PUC and high school seniors with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, or transfer students who meet our transfer admissions requirements.
  • Students must be residents of California or Hawaii.
  • To register, all you need to provide is a completed application and your transcripts. Starting transcripts may be unofficial.

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If you have questions or would like further information, email or call (800) 862-7080.

Class Descriptions

Cultural Anthropology
The nature and concept of culture, the learning and growth of culture, and the development of cultural patterns. Survey of economics, kinship, gender, political structures, languages, and religion in technologically simple and complex societies.

Medical Terminology
The terminology of science and medicine.

Personal Money Management
Financial decisions facing individuals in society, including installment buying and borrowing, insurance, home ownership, saving, budgeting expenditures, investments, and trusts.

Communication and Public Speaking
Develops skills in communication, surveys the human communication process, and encourages responsible speaking and listening. Focuses on intrapersonal, interpersonal, small group, and public communication with a specific emphasis on interaction with diverse others in a collaborative setting.

For the beginning/intermediate jogger. Instructions pertaining to cardiovascular/muscular fitness, running style, running equipment, and personal running program development.

Beginning German I
Designed to develop speaking, listen- ing, reading, and writing skills in Ger- man. Basic grammar and vocabulary presented through a proficiency-oriented approach emphasizing the practical use of the language.

Includes an introduction to selected elements of the cultures in countries where German is spoken. The first course in the sequence includes a special emphasis on the cultural component, as designated in the course title by L&C (Language & Culture).

History of World Civ I
Major characteristics and developments in world civilizations based on primary and secondary texts. Also integral: Discussion of history's place in the liberal arts and of the problems of the historical method. Enrollment is limited to freshmen and sophomores.

Beginning Italian I
Designed to develop speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in Italian. Basic grammar and vocabulary presented through a proficiency-oriented approach emphasizing the practical use of the language. Includes an introduction to selected elements of the cultures in countries where Italian is spoken. The first course in the sequence includes a special emphasis on the cultural component, as designated in the course title by L&C (Language & Culture).

Basic Algebra I
Basic concepts and techniques of algebra for students without recent experi- ence in algebra. MATH 095 includes integers, algebraic expressions, first degree equations and inequalities, simple rational expressions and proportions, integer exponents, scientific notation, functions, graphs, and solutions of linear equations and systems. MATH 096 includes factoring, functions, rational and radical expressions, integer exponents and square roots, complex numbers, and solutions of quadratic and rational equations.

College Algebra
Begins with a quick review of basic algebra, including rational exponents and radicals, complex numbers, linear and quadratic equations, and inequalities. Also includes polynomial and rational functions, composition and inverse of functions, exponentials and logarithms, systems of equations, and arithmetic and geometric progressions. Other topics may include further study of polynomials and/ or linear programming. Prerequisite: Algebra II or Integrated Math III in secondary school (C- or above) or MATH 096.

A study of the six trigonometric functions and their relationships to one another, as well as the study of applications involving these six functions. Included are degree and radian measure, right triangle trigonometry, graphs of the trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions, fundamental identities, addition identities, double-angle and half-angle identities, solutions of trigonometric equations, law of cosines, law of sines, and vector triangles.

Assertive Behavior
Emphasis on developing basic skills and confidence in clarifying one's desires or needs and communicating them to others in socially acceptable and effective ways. Learning through role playing, discussion, and setting personal goals.

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

Intro to Statistics
Descriptive statistics, graphical methods, basic concepts of probability, normal probability distributions, central limit theorem, hypothesis tests involving means and proportions, confidence intervals, introduction to correlation and regression, and chi-square testing. Examples from a wide variety of disciplines, including business, the social sciences, and the life sciences, to prepare students with varying backgrounds and interests to become intelligent consumers and users of statistics.