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(800) 862-7080, option 2

International Student Advisor

Crista Peterson
(707) 965-7362

International Student Advising

International Students

PUC is ranked #1 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for diversity among National Liberal Arts Colleges, and our international students are an important part of keeping our campus culture vibrant!

Application process

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 enroll@puc.edu if you have any questions about how to apply to PUC as an international student.

Follow these steps to complete your application:

  • Apply now 
  • 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, outlined in the section below.
  • Send PUC documentation of your financial plan, including a bank statement showing at least $51,264 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).
  • $200 enrollment fee, which also must be done before an I-20 is issued, outlined in the section below.

Admissions requirements

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

  • Meet all requirements for regular admission status (as a first-time or transfer student).
  • Provide certified English translations of all your transcripts.
  • Meet all financial requirements for international students, including the $1,000 deposit, $200 room reservation fee, and bank balance. (See the Financial Information section of the General Catalog.)
  • 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 430 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.

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.

After you’re accepted

There are several important steps you need to do to complete the process of becoming a PUC student. Visit our main Admissions Process page for more information, or you can call (800) 862-7080, option 2 or email enroll@puc.edu to talk with an enrollment counselor to learn more.

Admissions Process