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Need Help With Transferring?

If you’re struggling with something or have questions about anything throughout the transfer process, we have dedicated staff members ready to help you as you move from another college to PUC. They’re available to help answer your questions or provide you with additional information—you just need to ask!

Enrollment Services
(800) 862-7080

(707) 965-6673

Fast Facts

12:1 ratio student-to-faculty
100% of students receive financial aid
Top earning alumni
22 Degree options for ADT students

We’re glad you’re interested in transferring to Pacific Union College!
PUC is a vibrant and Christ-centered community where you will discover and prepare for your calling. No matter your interests, there is assuredly a place for you on our beautiful campus. We accept transfer students at any point in their program, so don’t worry about completing a certain number of credits before transferring. We would be thrilled to have you join our Pioneer family.



Have a Mentor in Your Corner

With a 12:1 student-teacher ratio, your professors will know you. The one-on-one attention you receive in and out of the classroom will help make you a much more successful student. Your professors become your mentors helping you along your journey whether you’re a student or a graduate many years later.


Get Involved & Make a Difference

You don’t need to wait until you graduate to start helping with problems around the world. PUC students are already making a difference. With internships, missionary opportunities, service-learning projects, and on-campus ministry groups, you can be part of making change, today, in places like Fiji, Nicaragua, Brazil, and more.


Build Your Professional Connections

PUC’s close proximity and alumni networking options within the Silicon Valley and greater San Francisco Bay Area offer students the potential to land coveted internships at innovative companies like Airbnb, LinkedIn, and Facebook, which can launch them into high-paying careers in high-growth, dynamic industries and score the jobs Americans want most.


Great Financial Aid Opportunities

Since 1882, PUC has been charged with an important mission: providing an excellent Seventh-day Adventist education that prepares students for successful careers and service to both God and others. We are committed to working together with you and your family to make a high-quality Adventist college experience possible.

Transfer Support


Getting a Degree Evaluation

Once you’ve been accepted, PUC will complete a degree evaluation of your transcripts, which you will need before you register for classes. If you have questions about how your credits have been applied, contact the Records office at or (707) 965-6673.


Find Spiritual Direction

Your personal spiritual journey should never take a back seat. At PUC, the college chaplain, Kent Rufo, is always available for counsel or even a quick prayer. Connect with him through email at


Working With Your Advisor

You will be assigned an academic advisor in the program you’re studying. This professor knows the ins and outs of your major and works with you to foster academic, spiritual, and personal growth. Your advisor will need to approve your class schedule each quarter, making sure you stay on track to complete your degree!


The Support You Need

College can be challenging, but at PUC, we have great resources in place to help students succeed. The Student Success Center offers tutoring and advising services while the Career & Counseling Center has a career counselor who can give you a career test and one-on-one help with career counseling.

Transfer FAQs

Here are several frequently asked questions students have when transferring to PUC. Don't hesitate to reach out to the Admissions office if you have additional questions!

What documents do I need to submit for my application to be complete?

Does PUC accept Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) credit?

How do I get an evaluation of my transcripts?

How do I register for classes?

How do I find an academic advisor?

Does PUC participate in the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) pathway?

What housing is available for transfer students?

What childcare is available in the area?

What times during the year does PUC accept transfer students?

Fast Facts

12:1 Student to Faculty Ratio
100% of Students Receive Financial Aid