Choosing the right college is one of the most important decisions of your life. Like most seniors, you will likely apply to a variety of colleges before deciding where you plan to spend the next four years. It can be a lot to keep track of, and each college can have a slightly different process. Here are five of the most commonly asked questions during PUC’s admissions process. Reach out to PUC’s team of admissions counselors if you have additional questions or need clarification on anything!
Is there an application fee?
No! Our application is always free and can be found online at puc.edu/apply. It’s simple and should take less than 10 minutes to fill out.
What are PUC’s admissions requirements?
For first-time college students (aka incoming freshmen), you need to submit the following:
- Submit one letter of reference, written by someone who knows you but isn’t a relative
- Send in your transcripts; unofficial copies are fine, but you will need to eventually submit an official copy, showing graduation
- Have secondary-school (high school) graduation, or its equivalent, with an unweighted core GPA of at least 2.5
For more information about admissions requirements, visit puc.edu/admissions.
Does PUC require test scores?
A little different than most state and public schools, we don’t require test scores for admission for first-time college students, with the exception being for admission on academic probation and for international students.
The only real deadline for submitting test scores is the first day of school, as they are required to begin classes. However, waiting until then to submit your scores can impact what classes you’re able to register for, as test scores are used for placement into Math and English classes. This could also negatively impact how much financial aid you qualify for since PUC’s merit scholarships are based on either GPA or test scores. The sooner you send in your test scores, the better! You might even consider retaking the ACT or SAT.
For transfer students, test scores are only required for students who have not successfully taken the equivalent to College Algebra or English 101.
PUC accepts both the ACT and the SAT. PUC’s school codes are 0362 (ACT) and 4600 (SAT).
How long does it take to receive a decision letter?
As soon as we receive the necessary documents, your application will be reviewed for acceptance. If you are accepted, you will receive an email within 1-2 days, with an official letter following in the mail several days later.
What can I do once I’m accepted?
Celebrate! You deserve to be proud of your accomplishment. Then, it’s time to get back to work, doing all sorts of fun things like submitting your health forms, registering for your fall classes, finalizing your housing plans, and getting financially cleared. Visit puc.edu/alreadyaccepted and talk with your admissions counselor to see what you can start working on once you’re accepted.
We have a team of five amazing admissions counselors ready to help you throughout the application process with any questions that you have along the way. Call (800) 862-7080, option 2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get connected with one now!