The Program for Accelerated College Education (PACE) is an alternative system of education, a mode of educational delivery that opens opportunities for potential students who, because of their circumstances, are not able to attend regular classroom interactions and are prevented from realizing their educational goals.
The program attempts to overcome “barriers that result from geographical isolation, personal or work commitments or conventional course structures.” (Article II, Section 6, R.A. 7722 otherwise known as the Higher Education Act of 1994.) Furthermore, the program provides quality educational opportunities for learners in a professional, experiential, scholarly and flexible manner as a regular term normally does.
PACE is a special program leading to a bachelor’s degree in a chosen program, such as: 1) business administration; 2) management, 3) accountancy; 4) social work; 5) education; 6) hotel and restaurant; 7) tourism; computer education; and 9) arts and sciences. It is designed to be responsive to varying needs, occupational circumstances, experience and learning styles of students.
It is designed primarily to help students achieve their educational goals with due consideration of their conditions in life. PCU believes that work, physical limitations and other circumstances in life need not deter potential learners from obtaining a degree that could further enhance their status in the field that they have chosen.
PACE is a highly individualized program. It adopts a system of blended face to face (F2F) learning and gradually exposes the learner to a flexible online learning environment. Faculty-student dialogues are encouraged, although, in selected cases, the program may be delivered via other learning packages in print and electronic media forms like audio-video, computer software, e-mail, and Facebook.
PACE utilizes the modular approach prepared by trained faculty. The module contains structured well-tested appropriate instructional materials for every course and delivered according to the requirements for the learning process. A system of evaluation is designed to gauge the learner’s performance for every course.
Admission and Enrollment
- New Students seeking admission must satisfy the following requirements:
- Submission of academic credentials. (Photocopy of transcript of records/evaluation of grades.)
- Submission of certificate of good moral character/honorable dismissal.
- Passing the PCU College Admission Test (CAT) for transferees and freshmen.
- Letter of Intent specifying the reason for wanting to enroll under PACE and the course one wants to enroll in. Address letter to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Thru: PACE Program Coordinator.
- Certificate of Employment
- Photocopy of company ID
- SSS, GSIS and TIN IDs
- Clearance Accounting Office (for old students)
- Foreign Students
- Entrance Examination
- Certificate of Eligibility for Admission (CEA) from CHED.
- Study Permit and Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR).
- Authenticated copy of Transcript of Records
- Students who want to enroll in the Program for Accelerated College
Education (PACE) will proceed to the PACE Coordinator for Admission.