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Take advantage of Pacific Union College's FREE online courses. With 20 college courses to choose from, you can save money and time by earning college credit for free while finishing high school or while waiting to start college full time, from wherever you are. Courses are fully accredited so you can use the college credit later, at PUC or the college of your choice.

Classes start January 4th, so apply now.

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:

  • Submit an application. If you have already submitted an application with us, you don't need to apply again.
  • 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.
  • Email to confirm your class choice(s)
  • 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
  • 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.

Questions? Call (707) 965-6439 for help!

*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 Intro to Biology, Beginning French, History of Photography, and Intro to Filmmaking, we have 16 great choices for you!

Department Course # Name Professor Days Time Asynchronous
Visual Arts ARTH-107-01 History of American Art Jon Carstens MTWTH 11:00-11:50AM Yes
Visual Arts ARTH-264-01 History of Graphic Design Jon Carstens TTH 9:00-9:50AM Yes
Visual Arts ARTH-277-01 History of Photography Jon Carstens MTWTH 1:00-1:50PM Yes
Biology BIOL 105 Intro Biology  Wyrick MTWF 1-1:50 pm No
Biology BIOL 105L Lab M 2-5 pm
Business BUAD 118 Personal Money Management Bell MWF 1:00-1:50pm No
Communication COMM 105-02 Communication & Public Speaking Tara Hargrove MTWF 11:00AM-11:50AM No
Communication COMM 105 WEB Communication & Public Speaking Tara Hargrove ARR ARR Yes
World Languages CHIN 111 Beginning Chinese Jun Liu/Amanda Booska M-Th 6:00-6:50pm No
English ENGL 101 College English 1 Morton MTWTh 11:00-11:50 No
English ENGL 151 Survey of Lit II Kakazu MTWF 10:00-10:50 No
Kinesiology ESAC-101A-01 Jogging Paulson ARR ARR Yes
Visual Arts FILM-152-01 Intro to Film Tim de la Torre M 03:00-4:40 pm No
Visual Arts FILM-152L-01 Lab Tim de la Torre W 3:00-6:00pm No
World Languages FREN 111 Beginning French Sylvia Rasi Gregorutti M-Th 9:00-9:50am No
Business MGMT160 Small Business Management Hamilton MWF 10:00-10:50am No
Psyc PSYC 121 General Psych STAFF MTWTh 11-11:50am No
Theology RELB 230-C1 Psalms and Wisdom Literature Jean Sheldon MWF 10:00 - 10:50 No/Yes
Theology RELP 110-E1 Next Generation Christian Leadership James Wibberding TTh 12:00 - 12:50 Yes
Soci SOCI 121 Intro to Sociology STAFF MTWF 10-10:50am No
Math STAT-222-01 Intro to Statistics Adu MTWF 09:00AM-09:50AM No

Requirements & Standards

  • Students must be new to PUC and high school seniors with a GPA of 2.75 or higher (6th semester transcript), or transfer students who meet our transfer admissions requirements.
  • To register, all you need to provide is a completed application and your transcripts. Starting transcripts may be unofficial.
  • Students will need to cover the cost of books needed for classes
  • No admission fees or tuition for up to 4 units
  • Students will be treated as regular PUC students with the same benefits and resources

Apply Now

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

Class Descriptions

Beginning Chinese
Intro, to Mandarin Chinese & the cultures of the Chinese-speaking world.

Beginning French
Intro. to the beautiful French language and its culture(s). 

College English 1
Students write consis- tently, are introduced to academic writing conventions, engage with challenging readings, and begin putting others' ideas in conversation with their own.

General Psych
Survey of the field of psychology: social processes, biological psychology, learning, development, motivation, mem- ory, health, stress, personality, psychopa- thology, and therapies.

History of American Art
A study of art and architecture in the United States from the colonial period to the present. Odd years.

History of Graphic Design
The history of graphic design and visual communications from the develop- ment of ancient writing of the Sumerians progressing through 20th century ad- vances in graphic design: major trends, developments, and influences. Students will be able to recognize, analyze, and understand important historical and world-wide cultural influences found in graphic design and visual communica- tion.

History of Photography
Analysis of theories and techniques of major photographers in Europe and the Americas from the inception of photog- raphy to the present.

Intro Biology 
The organization and complexity of living organisms. The central questions of biology: The relationship between form and function, acquisition and use of energy, continuity between generations, and biodiversity. Enrollment limited to non-science majors; not available to students who have had a college biology course. Four lectures and one laboratory per week.

Intro to Film
A hands-on introduction to the craft of documentary and fiction filmmaking from conception through post-production and distribution, with an emphasis on the short film format and independent film. Intended for Film majors and others interested in learning how films are cre- ated. Students make their own short film projects during this class.

Intro to Sociology
The relationship of sociology to the total behavioral science field; orienta- tion to the structure and functioning of society; development and social nature of personality; background and develop- ment of culture; basic social institutions.

Intro to Statistics
Prerequisites: Algebra II or Integrated Math III in secondary school (C- or above) MATH 094 or MATH 096 (D- or above), ENGL 101. 


Next Generation Christian Leadership
Leadership in the context of current developments and opportunities in North American churches. Explores a range of creative ministry options. Includes ministry lab in the campus church. Prerequisites: Prerequisite: RELG 105* or waiver; prerequisite or corequisite: RELG 125* or waiver.

Personal Money Management
Learn about how to make important financial decisions for a lifetime. Borrowing, Insurance, Home Ownership, Saving, Budgeting, Investments, and Trusts. GE section VII-B

Psalms and Wisdom Literature
Psalms, Proverbs, Song of Solomon, and other books of the Old Testament classified as “Writings.” Emphasis on major themes and representative passages. Prerequisite: RELG 105* or waiver, RELG 125* or waiver.

Small Business Management
Basics of owning and operating a small business. GE section VII-B. Cognate for several majors. Not applicable toward Business degree.

Survey of Lit II
A survey of British and American Literature from the Restoration to the Romantics