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We are still accepting applications for fall 2014!

Are you ready for premier Christian higher education? There are two ways to begin your application to Biola University today - online or by downloading a paper application.

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Most students prefer the ease and immediacy of the online application. You can begin your application now by clicking the button below.

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You can also download, complete, and mail in a paper application by clicking on the links below.

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Or download the pieces separately in the admissions forms section:

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Note to Applicants

For over 100 years, Biola University has equipped students academically and spiritually to impact the world for Christ. We're excited that you are ready to add to this rich heritage of cultural influence!

As a Biola student, it's important that you possess a Christian commitment and character that match that of the University. We welcome all applicants who are personally committed to faith in Christ.

Biola offers equal access to applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability.

We look forward to assisting you in the application process!

– André Stephens
Director of Undergraduate Admissions

The Biola admissions process usually begins the fall or winter of a student's senior year in high school, when an application is submitted. Depending on the application deadline for which a student has applied, they will usually be notified of admittance in the winter or spring of the senior year.

Applying for Admission

For information on the admissions process that is specific to you - including application deadlines, materials, and requirements - find yourself in the list below.

If you prefer, you can start your application now. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact your admissions counselor.

After Acceptance

Upon acceptance into Biola University, you will be asked to submit enrollment and housing deposits by May 1. Prior to your arrival on campus, you will also be asked to complete a medical examination form and will be contacted regarding your class schedule, housing accommodations, and other details. Please visit the What's Next section to see the necessary steps you need to follow in order to enroll into Biola University.

Applications for Specific Programs

The following programs require a separate application, in addition to the Biola University Undergrad application, in order to be accepted into them. Admission into Biola University does not guarantee admission into these specialized programs: Torrey Honors Institute, Cinema and Media Arts Program (due April 1), Nursing Department, and The Conservatory of Music.

Application Deadlines

We are still accepting applications for fall 2014!

To qualify for an application deadline, all materials must be received in the Admissions Office by the appropriate deadline date. If a student qualifies for a specific application deadline, they will be notified of admission by the corresponding notification date.

Applying for fall semester

Deadline Type Apply By Notified By
Early Action 1 Nov.15 Jan. 15
Early Action 2 Jan. 15 Feb. 15
Regular Mar. 1 Apr. 1

Note: Applications for the fall semester that are received after March 1 are considered late, charged a late fee of $55, and processed if space is available and time allows.

More Information on Early Action Deadlines

Applying for spring semester

Deadline Type Apply By Notified By
Regular Nov. 15 As Processed

Note: There is only one application deadline when applying for the spring semester. Applications will be accepted after November 15, but are charged a late fee of $55, and processed if space is available and time allows.

Download the Biola Admissions Calendar
and stay up to date on important Admissions Dates!

 

We are still accepting applications for fall 2014!

We are happy your are here! A first-time college student is one who will be attending a college or university for the first time. To apply to Biola as a first-time student, follow the steps below.

  • Steps to Apply

    1. Complete and submit your official application for admission. Every advantage goes to the early applicant, and late applications are charged a non-refundable $55 application fee.

    2. Submit a non-refundable $45 application fee.* If applying online, you may submit the fee by credit card. Otherwise, please send a check or money order made payable to Biola University, with the student's name indicated on the memo-line, to the address below:

      Office of Admissions
      Biola University
      13800 Biola Avenue
      La Mirada, CA 90639

      * Biola will accept the College Board or ACT fee waiver, or you may submit the Biola Request for Application Fee Waiver form and accompanying documentation.

    3. Submit an official transcript from each high school attended, current through the time of application. Transcripts will be considered official only when sent directly from the institution to Biola via the aforementioned address above. Final official transcripts must be submitted upon completion of course of study and must include graduation date.

      Note: Homeschool students and international students have special instructions for high school transcripts.

    4. Submit your scores from the SAT (Code 4017) or ACT (Code 0172). The SAT or ACT is required of all applicants except those who are transferring in from another school.

  • Admission Requirements

    • The student must be an evangelical believer in the Christian faith.

    • The student must have at least a 3.0 unweighted high school GPA.

      Note: The average unweighted high school GPA for incoming freshmen at Biola is 3.54.

    • The student must have at least a 920 Critical Reading / Math score on the SAT, or a Composite 19 score on the ACT.

      Note: The average Critical Reading / Math SAT score for incoming freshmen at Biola is 1,112. The average Composite ACT score is 24.

    • The student must have graduated from high school or earned an equivalent degree (GED). The following is a recommended high school curriculum:

      • 4 years of English
      • 3 years of Mathematics
      • 2-4 years of Foreign Language
      • 2 years of Science
      • 2 years of Social Science

      Note: Elective courses in fine arts and PE are encouraged. Prospective nursing candidates must have one year each of chemistry and algebra. Biology majors must have one year each of chemistry and physics.

      Deficiencies in the student's high school curriculum may be made up while at Biola. Homeschool students and international students have an adjusted standard in this area.

  • Application Deadlines

    To qualify for an application deadline, all materials must be received in the Admissions Office by the appropriate deadline date. If a student qualifies for a specific application deadline, they will be notified of admission by the corresponding notification date.

    Applying for Fall Semester

    Deadline Type Apply By Notified By
    Early Action 1 Nov. 15 Jan. 15
    Early Action 2 Jan. 15 Feb. 15
    Regular Mar. 1 Apr. 1

    Note: Applications for the fall semester that are received after March 1 are considered late, charged a late fee of $55, and processed if space is available and time allows.

    More Information on Early Action Deadlines

    Applying for Spring Semester

    Deadline Type Apply By Notified By
    Regular Nov. 15 As Processed

    Note: There is only one application deadline when applying for the spring semester. Applications will be accepted after November 15, but are charged a late fee of $55, and processed if space is available and time allows.

 

We are still accepting applications for fall 2014!

We are happy you are here! A homeschool student is one who will be attending a college or university after having taken some or all of their secondary education in the home. To apply to Biola as a homeschool student, follow the steps below.

  • Steps to Apply

    1. Complete and submit your official application for admission. Every advantage goes to the early applicant, and late applications are charged a non-refundable $55 application fee.

    2. Submit a non-refundable $45 application fee.* If applying online, you may submit the fee by credit card. Otherwise, please send a check or money order made payable to Biola University, with the student's name indicated on the memo-line, to the address below:

      Office of Admissions
      Biola University
      13800 Biola Avenue
      La Mirada, CA 90639

      * Biola will accept the College Board or ACT fee waiver, or you may submit the Biola Request for Application Fee Waiver form and accompanying documentation.

    3. Submit an official homeschool transcript, current through the time of application. The homeschool transcript should include a letter grade assigned for each subject studied, beginning in the 9th year of schooling, as well as the signature of the homeschooling parent or agency representative.

      A final official transcript must be submitted upon completion of course of study and must include graduation date or the date when studies were completed.

      In the absence of a transcript, you must take the GED or California Proficiency Exam. Scores from the test must be sent directly to Biola before the application deadline. If a final transcript is submitted, these tests are not required.

    4. Submit your scores from the SAT (Code 4017) or ACT (Code 0172). The SAT or ACT is required of all applicants except those who are transferring in from another school.

  • Recommended Homeschool Curriculum

    Recommended Course Subjects

    Biola recommends prospective students take the following classes prior to enrolling:

    • 4 years of English
    • 3 years of Mathematics
    • 2-4 years of Foreign Language
    • 2 years of Science
    • 2 years of Social Science

    Elective courses in fine arts and PE are encouraged. Prospective nursing candidates must have one year each of chemistry and algebra. Biology majors must have one year each of chemistry and physics.

    Note: Deficiencies in the student's homeschool curriculum may be made up while at Biola.

    Biola Youth Academics

    For assistance finishing your high school requirements, Biola Youth Academics offers courses that can help homeschooled students fulfill Biola's recommended homeschool curriculum.*

    *Biola Youth Academics courses do not earn college credit.

  • College Credit

    College-level credit earned during the 10th through 12th grades will be given credit. College-level credit earned during a student’s 9th grade year may be reviewed for credit upon student appeal. A combined maximum of 32 credits will be awarded for AP, CLEP, and IB advanced credit options. Credits earned at another accredited college will be evaluated for transferability by the Office of the Registrar when official transcripts are received.

  • Admission Requirements

    • The student must be an evangelical believer in the Christian faith.

    • The student must have at least a 3.0 unweighted high school GPA.

      Note: The average unweighted high school GPA for incoming freshmen at Biola is 3.54.

    • The student must have at least a 920 Critical Reading / Math score on the SAT, or a Composite 19 score on the ACT.

      Note: The average Critical Reading / Math SAT score for incoming freshman at Biola is 1,123. The average Composite ACT score is 23.

    • The student must have completed the equivalent of 4 years of high school education, demonstrated by a transcript or completion of a commensurate degree (GED).

  • Application Deadlines

    To qualify for an application deadline, all materials must be received in the Admissions Office by the appropriate deadline date. If a student qualifies for a specific application deadline, they will be notified of admission by the corresponding notification date.

    Applying for Fall Semester

    Deadline Type Apply By Notified By
    Early Action 1 Nov. 15 Jan. 15
    Early Action 2 Jan. 15 Feb. 15
    Regular Mar. 1 Apr. 1

    Note: Applications for the fall semester that are received after March 1 are considered late, charged a late fee of $55, and processed if space is available and time allows.

    More Information on Early Action Deadlines

    Applying for Spring Semester

    Deadline Type Apply By Notified By
    Regular Nov. 15 As Processed

    Note: There is only one application deadline when applying for the spring semester. Applications will be accepted after November 15, but are charged a late fee of $55, and processed if space is available and time allows.

 

 

We are still accepting applications for fall 2014!

We are happy you are here! A transfer student is one who has earned college units after graduating from high school, or a high school graduate who is currently in the process of earning college units. To apply to Biola as a transfer student, follow the steps below:

  • Steps to Apply

    1. Complete and submit your official application for admission.

    2. Submit a non-refundable $45 application fee ($55 after March 1).

    3. Submit an official transcript from each high school and each college attended. Transcripts will be considered official only when sent directly from the institution to Biola.

    4. If you have completed less than 15 transferable units post high school, submit your SAT or ACT scores.

    5. Be mindful of Biola's application deadlines.

  • Transfer Student Admissions Requirements

    • You must be a believer in the Christian faith.
    • You must have at least a 2.5 cumulative college GPA.
    • You must have graduated from high school or earned an equivalent degree (GED).
    • If you have fewer than 15 semester units post high school, then you must apply as a transfer student and meet the admission requirements for First-Time College Students.
  • Community College Transfers

    • California Transfer Students

      Students are allowed to transfer a maximum of 70 units from a community college. There are three ways to determine if units are transferable to Biola.

      1. Follow Biola's Undergrad Pre-Approved Courses and Degree Requirement Sheets.
      2. Familiarize yourself with the IGETC and the details of Biola's Transfer Policy.
      3. Contact your Transfer Admissions Counselor with questions.
    • Out of State Transfer Students

      Students are allowed to transfer a maximum of 70 units from a community college. There are three ways to determine if units are transferable to Biola.

      1. Become familiar with your general education pattern via Biola's Degree Requirement Sheets.
      2. Find classes at your current institution that are equivalent to the general education classes listed on your Degree Requirement Sheet.
      3. Contact your Transfer Admissions Counselor to get your general education classes pre-approved before registering at your current college.
  • Four Year Transfers

    Students are allowed to transfer unlimited units from a four year accredited institution. There are three ways to determine if units are transferable to Biola.

    1. Become familiar with you general education pattern via Biola's Degree Requirement Sheets.
    2. Find classes at your current institution that are equivalent to the general education classes listed on your Degree Requirement Sheet.
    3. Contact your Transfer Admissions Counselor to get your general education classes pre-approved before registering at your current college.
  • Bible Bridge Program

    Student must take at least 15 of the 30 required units of Biblical Studies at Biola University. Biola offers the Bible Bridge Program as a unique way to get a head start on the Bible requirement. If you are accepted for the upcoming school year, then Bible Bridge may be an option for you. You may want to inquire quickly since space is limited.

 

We are still accepting applications for fall 2014!

We are happy you are here! An international student (first time college student as well as transfer student) is one who will be attending Biola University on an F-1 student visa. U.S. citizens living abroad should follow the application guidelines for First-Time College Students or Transfer Students.

  • Steps to Apply

    To apply to Biola as an international student, follow the steps below:

    1. Complete and submit your official application for admission. Every advantage goes to the early applicant, and late applications are charged a non-refundable $55 application fee.

    2. Submit a non-refundable $45 application fee.* If applying online, you may submit the fee by credit card. Otherwise, please send a check or money order made payable to Biola University, with the student's name indicated on the memo-line, to the address below:

      Office of Admissions
      Biola University
      13800 Biola Avenue
      La Mirada, CA 90639

      * Biola will accept the College Board or ACT fee waiver, or you may submit the Biola Request for Application Fee Waiver form and accompanying documentation.

    3. Submit an official transcript from each secondary and post-secondary school attended, current through the time of application. Transcripts must arrive with a certified English translation documenting your coursework, examinations taken, grades received, passing and maximum marks, and evidence of secondary school graduation. Transcripts will be considered official only when sent directly from the institution to Biola via the aforementioned address above.

    4. Submit your scores from one of the following Standardized Tests:

      • SAT (Code 4017)
      • ACT (Code 0172)
      • If English is your second language – TOEFL or IELTS
        Please note that Transfer students who have earned a minimum of 15 transferable college units (completed after high school graduation) are not required to submit SAT or ACT score. However, if English is a second language, they may still be asked to take Biola's English Placement Exam (BEPE).
    5. Submit your completed affidavit of support.

  • International Student Admissions Requirements

    • The student must be an evangelical believer in the Christian faith.
       
    • The student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent to that according to the grading system used by the country that a student is applying from. (Please Note that Biola does not have a translation or evaluation service, and students are required to submit records in English. If the school does not issue an English translation, the student is responsible to get an official translation done by a known agency. Please see the transfer student information below regarding transferring college units to Biola). 
       
    • The student must submit one of the following Standardized Tests:
    1. SAT I - A minimum combined score for the first 2 tests (Reading + Math) of 920. Please note that this does not include the Writing portion of the test.

    2. ACT - A minimum Composite score of 19
      Note: The average Critical Reading/Math SAT score for incoming freshmen at Biola is 1,104. The average Composite ACT score is 24.

    3. TOEFL - This is an English language proficiency test taken by non-native speakers of English. A minimum iBT score of 79. (Speaking 22 and Writing 19)

    4. IELTS - A minimum of Band 6.

    • Financial ability to meet the cost of education at Biola University (Tuition, Room, Board, Health Insurance). Please refer to the current tuition and cost.
  • Transfer Information for International Students

    • International Student Transferring from a school within the United States

      F-1 visa holders who desire to transfer to Biola (from another US high school, college, or university) must complete all requirements listed above, as well as:

      • Submit copies of their I-20, passport with F-1 Visa pages, and I-94.
      • Official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended in the United States.
      • Submit a complete Transfer Authorization Form signed by the current school to verify that they are in status.
    • International Student Transferring from a school outside of the United States

      Students who desire to get transfer credit for college courses taken outside of the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by an independent Credential Evaluation Agency located in the United States, such as the American Education Research Corporation. A 2.5 GPA is required for international transfer students.

  • Application Deadlines

    To qualify for an application deadline, all materials must be received in the Admissions Office by the appropriate deadline date. If a student qualifies for a specific application deadline, they will be notified of admission by the corresponding notification date.

    Applying for Fall Semester

    Deadline Type Apply By Notified By
    Early Action 1 Nov. 15 Jan. 15
    Early Action 2 Jan. 15 Feb. 15
    Regular Mar. 1 Apr. 1

    Note: Applications for the fall semester that are received after March 1 are considered late, charged a late fee of $55, and processed if space is available and time allows.

    More Information on Early Action Deadlines

  • Scholarships for International Students

    Financing your education is certainly a large part of planning to enroll at Biola University. International students are responsible to submit an affidavit of support and bank statement to show how they plan to pay for their education.  Biola offers select scholarship opportunities for those who qualify, although this cannot be guaranteed for every applicant. All materials must be received by the appropriate deadline date to qualify for any available scholarships or grants. Please click the link below for detailed information on undergraduate international scholarship options.

    Scholarships for International Students

  • International Student Resources at Biola

    As an International Student attending Biola University there are a number of on-campus events, clubs and ministries to be involved with. Our Global Student Programs and Development department exists to support and empower international students in their transition and involvement here at Biola University.

       

  • A Letter from Biola University President, Dr. Barry Corey

    Dear college-minded International Student,

    Why Choose a Christian University?

    When considering which university to attend, high school students and their parents should think not only about how a university teaches students and equips them with facts and knowledge, but also about how a university grows a student and enriches their soul. Sadly, many universities in America and across the world have lost their “soul” and drifted away from moral and religious concerns. Many colleges have abandoned their Christian roots or shunned faith altogether, replacing it with aggressive secularism and a sometimes antagonistic prejudice against the role of belief in education.

    Christian universities do still exist, however, and their insistence on a robust integration of faith and academic learning provides an important alternative in the contemporary landscape of higher education. At a Christian university you will find top-notch training in a variety of disciplines — science, health, math, art, music, language, business, etc. — that is coupled with and informed by the pursuit of God and the study of Scripture.

    At Biola University, where I work, we believe that nurturing the soul and nurturing the mind are both essential for a meaningful education. We teach our students to integrate their faith with their academic and professional development. No matter what their career aspiration or major, each student at Biola receives a foundational education in Bible — taught by some of the brightest biblical scholars today. We believe that the Bible is the center of knowledge, and that out of this focused center we are better able to produce graduates who are prepared for a vocation, spiritually mature, grounded in the Bible, globally minded, and ready to take on the challenges of the world.

    Trends in American Universities:

    One trend in American higher education that all universities are dealing with right now is the challenge of adapting to the digital revolution. The Internet and other digital technologies have changed everything in culture, including higher education, and universities have been presented with new problems and possibilities as a result. At Biola University, we have prioritized the leveraging of new technology for the purposes of our mission. For example, we have started offering numerous online courses to our students, and we’ve put select courses and lectures on iTunes U, where people across the world can download free Biola University educational resources. Our seminary, Talbot School of Theology, has also started a faculty blog — The Good Book Blog — to provide solid biblical scholarship online to anyone in the world. In coming years, Biola has plans to organize even more of our academic resources to make available to the world beyond our campus borders.

    Another, more regrettable trend in American universities is the trend of hyper-fragmentation. American universities are increasingly characterized by fragmentary interest groups and hyper-specialized disciplines, each with their own focuses and agendas. The “uni” aspect of the university is increasingly lost. At many universities, there is no consensus about the end goal of education or what exactly a successful college graduate should look like. Part of the confusion comes from the postmodern attack on the very notion of a unifying ideal, and part of it comes from a resistance to any suggestion that a conviction, ethic, or moral foundation should inform education.

    Christian universities like Biola fight against this fragmentation by focusing everything we do around a core conviction — in this case, the all-encompassing conviction that God is the author of all truth and that all knowledge comes from him. The liberal arts education at Biola is not fragmentary; it’s interdisciplinary. It is an education that gives students a reason for learning and a foundation upon which to expand their horizons and explore their vocational purpose. It’s an education that believes in the relevance of a Christian worldview and seeks to apply it to all areas of life.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Barry H. Corey

Please note that our International Admissions Counselor, Fitsum Mulat, serves as the counselor for all non-US citizen international students. Please contact international.admissions.assistant@biola.edu for any questions you might have. Thank you.

 

We are still accepting applications for fall 2014!

Welcome back, we're happy you are here! A readmit student is one who will be attending Biola after having been away for at least one semester. All readmit students have previously been accepted and attended Biola. To apply to Biola as a readmit student, follow the steps below.

  • Re-admit Steps to Apply

    1. Complete and submit your official application for re-admission online for your convenience. Or print out the re-admission application and mail it in. Every advantage goes to the early applicant.

    2. Submit a non-refundable $15 readmit application fee with your application in the form of a check or money order. The student's name must be on the check.

      Office of Admissions
      Biola University
      13800 Biola Avenue
      La Mirada, CA 90639

    3. If you have been away from Biola for more than two years, you must submit a reference from a member of the pastoral staff of your church that attests to your Christian testimony. If you have been away from Biola for less than two years, a pastoral reference is not required.

  • Admission Requirements

    • The student must be in good standing with Biola, as indicated on the readmit application.

    • A pastoral reference may also be required if the student has been away from Biola for more than two years.

  • Application Deadlines

    There is no application deadline for Readmit students. We accept applications on a rolling basis, and process your files as we receive them. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

The Bible Bridge Program is now CLOSED.

 

Are you transferring to Biola but worried about how much time it will take you to finish the rest of your degree? The Bible Bridge program is specifically designed to help incoming transfer students get a head start on the Bible minor as well as build lasting relationships with other transfer students. You will have the opportunity to complete 6 units of the required 30-unit Bible minor in just 8 weeks of coursework at a discounted price before the fall semester even begins!

The Bible Bridge program is specifically designed to help incoming transfer students get a head start on the Bible minor. In just 8 weeks, you can get 6 of the 30 required Bible units completed at a discounted price!

General Information

Courses: Students will be placed into a cohort where they will complete two of the four introductory Bible courses.*

Students registered for the first cohort will take:

  • Biblical Interpretation & Spiritual Formation (BBST 103 - 3 units), Dr. John Shin
  • Old Testament History and Literature (BBST 109 - 3 units), Dr. Dave Talley

Students registered for the second cohort will take:

  • Foundations of Christian Thought (BBST 105 - 3 units), Dr. Jason Oakes
  • New Testament History and Literature (BBST 110 - 3 units), Dr. James Petitfils

*Upon request, a student may choose to take only one course

Dates: Distance curriculum for these courses runs from June 30th to August 8th, and the on-campus coursework will occur from August 18th to August 20th.

Eligibility: This program is available for incoming transfer students with more than 12 units of college-transfer coursework (not AP or IB) who have been accepted to the University and have submitted their enrollment deposit by June 1st.

Curriculum Details

All four of the classes being offered in this years Bible Bridge Program are required for every student as part of the 30-unit Bible minor. Students registered in either cohort will be earning 6 units and making equal progress towards completing their Bible minor.

Due to the fact that these classes are condensed, they are very academically intense. Students in the past have estimated that at least 5-6 hours a day is required, especially during the distance portion, to complete the assignments. Students in the past have stressed the importance of giving absolute priority to these classes during the distance portion because of how intense the workload is. Remember, you are taking two full classes in a short amount of time, so make sure you give this enough time. I would highly recommend that you not be involved in other jobs, camps, or volunteer work during this intense time.

Textbooks: All textbooks will be available through the Biola Bookstore.

Program Cost and Registration

Tuition cost for both courses is $2,412, a savings of over $1,200 off the normal summer tuition price! Although housing will be free for students living on-campus during the Fall 2014 semester, the cost for your meal plan and books is not included in the tuition price.

Whether you are just interested in the program and want more information about it, or you want to register, fill out the Bible Bridge Form. If you are ready to register, just select "I want to register! Sign me up!" when filling out the form.

Request Information / Register

 

“Bible Bridge made the transition to Biola so much easier. Although there was a lot of work at times, I was able to get a better feel for the school as well as develop relationships with the other students and the professors - all while getting credit for Bible classes!”

-Danny Pinnell (2011 participant)

The Bible Bridge Program is now CLOSED.

We are still accepting applications for fall 2014!

We are happy you are here! Biola University is proud to offer assistance with your veteran education benefits from your dedicated years in the Armed Services. We are a Yellow Ribbon participating school. 

  • Steps to Apply

    1. Complete and submit your official application for admission.

    2. Submit a non-refundable $45 application fee ($55 after March 1).

    3. Submit an official transcript from each high school and each college attended. Transcripts will be considered official only when sent directly from the institution to Biola.

    4. If you have completed less than 15 transferable units post high school, submit your SAT or ACT scores.

    5. Be mindful of Biola's application deadlines.

  • Covered Veteran Programs

    Chapter 30 - MGIB (Montgomery GI Bill)

    Chapter 31 - VA Vocational Rehabilitation

    Chapter 33 - Post 9/11 GI Bill

    • Visit our scholarships page for details on the Ahmanson Veterans Scholarship.

    Chapter 35 - Departments Educational Assistance

    Chapter 1606 - MGIB-SR (Selected Reserves)

  • ROTC Programs

    • Army (ROTC)

      Program application and eligibility requirements are made with California University at Fullerton.

      For further information regarding this program call or email: (657) 278-3007 or armyrotc@fullerton.edu.

    • Air Force (AFROTC)

      Program application and eligibility requirements made with Loyola Marymount University and University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

      For further information contact one of the following : Loyola Marymount University at (310) 338-2770 or University of Southern California at (213) 740-2670.

For more information, contact the military benefits coordinator in the Office of the Registrar at (562) 903-4720 or email at registrar@biola.edu.

 

International Students

It just takes five steps to apply to Biola!

At Biola University, we offer a holistic education in an all-Christian environment, so that our students are equipped spiritually and academically to impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ. We value the global perspective that international students bring to enrich the Biola community. We look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant student body!

An international student (first time college student as well as transfer student) is one who will be attending Biola University on an F-1 student visa. U.S. citizens living abroad should follow the application guidelines for First-Time College Students or Transfer Students.

 

 

Early Action

Biola currently offers three application deadlines to prospective students: November 15th (Early Action 1), January 15th (Early Action 2), and March 1st (Regular Admission). The University adopted this format in 2004 to keep pace with enrollment growth.

What Is Early Action?

Early Action is a process for admitting students that utilizes application deadlines and notification dates to provide admission decisions in a reasonable amount of time.

Early Action allows the institution to shape and track enrollment goals. Admissions officers evaluate each student for what they can bring to the institution, and choose from among qualified candidates at each pre-determined decision date.

Biola has reached the point where more traditionally qualified applicants apply than can be admitted, and Early Action enables the University to more effectively respond to controlled growth and selectivity initiatives.

Effect on Applicants

If a student is accepted under one of the Early Action application deadlines, they are not required to attend Biola. Early Action is non-binding. The student has until May 1 to notify Biola of their intent to attend.

If a student is not admitted in one of the early rounds, there are two things that may occur. If the student is clearly not a good match for Biola, they will be denied admission. If there is a possibility of future admission - with improved test scores or GPA - the decision will be deferred until the next round. The student has the opportunity to provide additional materials to strengthen their candidacy.

The benefit of Early Action for the student is learning of admittance to a top-choice school early. Besides peace of mind, Early Action also allows the student to focus on financial aid deadlines and visiting campus without worrying about admittance.

Regular admission deadlines are March 1 for fall semester and November 15 for spring semester.

 

 

Admissions Forms

Undergrad Applications

Download the entire application at once:

Application for Fee Waiver Request

Application for Special Student Status

Complete the online re-admit application
(Re-admits only):

Or download the pieces separately:


Information

Torrey Honors Application

Optional Pastoral Reference

Or download the pieces separately:

Pastoral Reference 2013-14

Financial Aid Scholarships

Homeschool

International Students

Art

Cinema and Media Arts

Download the complete CMA application (Due April 1, 2014):

Congratulations on your acceptance to Biola University!

As you continue your journey toward becoming a Biola student, our What's Next page will help you every step of the way. Click the menu items above for more information on the next steps needed for enrollment and to find answers to some of your key questions.

Note from the Director of Undergraduate Admissions:

Welcome to the rich tradition and heritage that is Biola University. For over 100 years our graduates have been challenged to become academically competent and courageously faithful. Now it is your turn to be equipped in mind and character, challenged academically and invested in spiritually.

    

André Stephens
Senior Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Becoming a Biola student includes a few essential steps.

All of the instructions you need are found on this section of our website, with specific details available by clicking the corresponding blue tab above. The list below contains some items that are key to your enrollment process.

  • Biola ID number and Biola NetID

    Your Biola ID number

    • You will receive this via email approximately one week after your acceptance letter.
    • You can also contact your admissions counselor to request it.

    Your Biola NetID

  • My.Biola portal

    • Use the my.biola portal system to:
      • Pay your enrollment deposit.
      • Pay your housing deposit.
      • Submit a housing application or request to commute, and request a roommate if applicable.
      • Continue the financial aid process.
  • Biola email account

    • You will be assigned a Biola email address after submitting your enrollment deposit.
    • Each student at Biola is given a unique email account and access to Google Apps.
    • Once you submit your enrollment deposit, all Biola communication will come to you through your Biola email.
  • Housing/Commuting 

    Every student must:

    • Submit a $250 housing deposit and complete the housing application.

    OR

    • Complete the request to commute form.
  • Registration Profile

    By completing your registration profile, you are taking an important step to becoming a Biola student. Accepted students who have submitted their enrollment deposit and registration profile by May 1 for fall semester, or January 1 for spring semester, will receive instructions for completing registration for their first semester courses through my.biola.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-OK-BIOLA.

 

Reserve your spot at Biola University today!

Your enrollment deposit confirms your place for the next term and is non-refundable after the deposit deadline of May 1 (fall aplicants) or January 1 (spring applicants).

  • Submit your enrollment deposit online at my.biola or by mail.

Pay Online:

    • Setting up your my.biola account

      To facilitate your enrollment process, we have given you access to our student portal, my.biola. Simply follow the instructions below to set up your account and begin taking the next steps to enroll.

      1. Find your Biola ID number in your acceptance email from Biola with the subject line "You got in ... What's Next?" If you do not know your Biola ID number, you can email admissionsdm@biola.edu to retrieve it.
      2. Go to my.biola, and click the link, first time logging in? You will need to enter your Biola ID number.
      3. After you answer a few questions to set up your account, you will need to create a password and receive your NetID (personal information provided must match what we have on file for you).
      4. Use your NetID and password to log in the my.biola portal.
  • Log in to my.biola and follow these simple instructions to pay your deposit:

    • Click the Student Financials tab.
    • Under Student Accounts click Manage My Account.
    • In the payment window that opens, click eDeposits.
    • Choose the appropriate term, then click the select button.
    • Choose Undergrad Enrollment Deposit and click the select button.
    • Confirm your selections, and click continue.
    • Enter your credit card information and finalize your payment.

    You will receive a receipt via your email account and notification when your enrollment deposit has been processed. 

Pay By Mail:

If you choose to pay by mail, please make checks payable to Biola University. Your payment must be submitted or postmarked by the deposit deadline.

Biola Admissions Address

You have the option to mail in your items to the Biola University admissions department at:

Office of Admissions
Biola University
13800 Biola Avenue
La Mirada, CA 90639

 

Enrolling at Biola from across the globe!

As an international student, you must pay your enrollment deposit, submit a housing application and deposit or request to commute, and all other steps required for incoming students. Additionally, you are also required to submit an Affidavit of Support, a bank statement and a copy of your passport before we can issue an I-20 for your student visa process.

Enrollment deposits can be made using one of the following options:

  • Online

    You may use a credit card or bank card to pay online at my.biola. To set up your my.biola account, follow the instructions below:

    • Setting up your my.biola account

      To facilitate your enrollment process, we have given you access to our student portal, my.biola. Simply follow the instructions below to set up your account and begin taking the next steps to enroll.

      1. Find your Biola ID number in your acceptance email from Biola with the subject line "You got in ... What's Next?" If you do not know your ID number, you can email admissionsdm@biola.edu to retrieve it.
      2. Go to my.biola, and click the link first time logging in? (You will need to enter your Biola ID, found in your acceptance packet and/or acceptance email)
      3. After you answer a few questions to set up your account, you will need to create a password and receive your NetID (personal information provided must match what we have on file for you).
      4. Use your NetID and password to log in the my.biola portal.
  • Check or Money Order

    Please make checks or money orders payable to Biola University. Funds must be drawn in USD, and the student's legal name and Biola ID number must be given as reference so that the payment can be credited accordingly. If you are sending a check or money order from overseas, we encourage you to use a courier service that allows you to track its receipt. Mail can be sent to:

    Office of Admissions
    Biola University
    
13800 Biola Avenue

    La Mirada, CA 90639



    PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH BY MAIL.

  • Wire

    If you would like to wire your enrollment deposit, please contact your admissions counselor to get the wiring instructions and bank account information for Biola University.

  • Admissions Office

    If you are currently in the area, or will be traveling to visit Biola before you enroll, you can also make a payment in person at the admissions reception desk.

 

Submit your $250 Housing Deposit and Housing Application or Request to Commute. 

Every student MUST complete this step as part of their enrollment process.

Please note: it may take up to two to three business days after paying your enrollment deposit and housing deposit for you to gain access to the housing application on my.biola.

  • $250 Housing Deposit

    If you plan to live on campus, the first thing you need to do is pay your housing deposit. As you did to pay your enrollment deposit, log in to my.biola, and follow the instructions below:

    • Click the Student Financials tab.
    • Under Student Accounts click Manage My Account.
    • In the payment window that opens, click eDeposits.
    • Choose the appropriate term, then click the select button.
    • Choose Undergrad Housing Deposit and click the select button.
    • Confirm your selections, and click continue.
    • Enter your credit card information, and confirm your payment.

    You can submit your housing deposit with a credit card or bank card on my.biola in the Student Financials tab (see above for directions). If you aren't able to pay with a bank card, contact your admissions counselor for instructions.

    Pay your housing deposit by May 1 (fall applicants) or January 1 (spring applicants).

    It takes up to 24 hours after you submit your housing deposit for the housing application to be made available, so please allow enough time to submit everything before the deadline.

    The housing deposit is non-refundable after July 1 (fall applicants) and January 1 (spring applicants).

    Learn more on the Campus Life & Housing website

  • Housing Application

    Within 24 hours, after you pay your housing deposit, the housing application will be made available to you in my.biola. Here you can choose your Residence Hall preference and choose to request a roommate if you wish to room with a specific person as an incoming student.

    You can follow online instructions to complete your housing application.

    Visit Student Life Housing for more information about living at Biola University and the Southern California area. Complete your housing application by May 1 (fall applicants) or January 1 (spring applicants).

    Learn more on the Campus Life & Housing website

  • Request to Commute

    If you wish to live off-campus, you may choose to become a commuter student. To be eligible you must either:

    • be 20 years of age or older 
    • and/or live with your parents/guardians

    You must submit a request to commute online at my.biola by clicking the following: student tab > myhousing > apply online. For more details, follow these intstructions to sign-up for commuting. You can do this after we process your enrollment deposit. We will send you an email once your enrollment deposit has been processed. Complete your request to commute by May 1 (fall applicants) or January 1 (spring applicants).

    Learn more on the Campus Life & Housing website

 

Steps to apply for financial aid.

Follow these five simple steps to ensure you qualify for the most financial aid as possible.

Once you have submitted your enrollment deposit through my.biola, the "Student Financials" tab will appear in your student portal. You may refer to this tab in my.biola to view your financial aid award after you submit the FAFSA and recieve your award letter from financial aid.

  1. Submit the FAFSA

    • Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online between January 1 and March 2.
    • Submit the Cal Grant Verification Form (CA residents only) online between January 1 and March 2.

  1. Apply for Scholarships

  2. Review Financial Aid Award Letter (or estimate) and Return Requested Financial Aid Forms

    • Biola’s Financial Aid Office will mail you an award letter (starting February 1 for fall, and December 1 for spring) after you have been admitted to Biola and submitted your FAFSA.
    • Your letter will include the scholarships, grants, and loans you are being offered.
    • Return requested forms to the Office of Financial Aid.
  3. Apply for Loans

    • Apply for loans if needed. It can take up to eight weeks for loans to be processed and disbursed.
  4. Submit Your Down Payment

    • Your down payment is due during enrollment and must be submitted before you move in.
    • You can use our down payment estimator to get an idea of what your payments may be and get information on various payment plans.

 

Registration Profile

By completing your registration profile, you are taking an important step to becoming a Biola student. Accepted students who have submitted their enrollment deposit and registration profile by May 1 for fall semester, or January 1 for spring semester, will receive instructions for completing registration for their first semester courses through my.biola.

For more information on how to register for classes, and when you can start the class registration process, please visit Academic Advising

At Biola University we offer a variety of down payment options:

  • Four Payments

    Fall semester: 25% due July 15, August 15, September 15, October 15.

    Spring semester: 25% due December 15, January 15, February 15, March 15.

    $85 Plan Fee, 1.75% assessed monthly for late payments

  • Three Payments

    Fall semester:
    50% down payment due August 15
    25% due September 15
    25% due October 15

    Spring semester:
    50% down payment due January 15
    25% due February 15
    25% due March 15

    $85 Plan Fee, 1.75% assessed monthly for late payments

  • Two Payments

    Fall semester:
    50% down payment due August 15 with balance paid by September 15

    Spring semester:
    50% down payment due January 15 with balance paid by February 15

    $35 Plan Fee, 1.75% assessed monthly for late payments

 

 

 

  • One Payment

    Pay in full at enrollment

    All charges for the semester are paid by August 15 for the fall semester and January 15 for the spring semester.

    Your payment includes tuition, class fees, university housing, meals, parking permit and health insurance, less authorized financial aid.

 

 

 

No plan fee

If you are not paying in full, you must sign up for your payment plan online. You may do so after completing the online enrollment steps.

Students: Go to my.Biola > Enrollment > Payment and Payment Plans.

Parents & Others: Click here. Your student must grant you access as an authorized user to use this feature. To set up authorized users, students should go to my.Biola > Student Financials > Manage My Account > Authorized Users.

Down payment includes a total of 50% of tuition, class fees, university housing, meals, parking permit and health insurance, less authorized financial aid.

((Tuition+fees+housing+meals+parking+insurance) - financial aid) x 50% = down payment

How to Pay

Online: Biola accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and electronic checks.

Students: Go to my.Biola > Student Financials > Manage My Account.

Parents & Others: To make a payment, click here. Your student must grant you access as an authorized user to use this feature. To set up authorized users, students should go to my.Biola > Student Financials > Manage My Account > Authorized Users.

By mail: Checks may be mailed to the Accounting Office, 13800 Biola Ave, La Mirada CA 90639. Be sure to include the student name and ID number

By phone : Call the Accounting Office at (562) 903-4760 to make a credit card payment.

Returned payments will be assessed a $25.00 fee.

 

Student orientation begins in August and is required for all new Biola students.

  • SOS

    Student Orientation Services (SOS) is a service provided by current student leaders to help all incoming students transition into college life, particularly life at Biola University! Move-in day is Friday, August 22, 2014. For a move-in schedule and list of student orientation activities and dates, visit the SOS website.

  • Torrey Honors Institute

    If you are enrolling in Torrey Honors Institute (THI) there is mandatory orientation for the program in mid-August. Be sure to contact the THI office at 562-906-4555 if you have questions. 

  • Biola Athletics

    If you are a member of a Biola athletic team, please contact your coach regarding the date you are to report to campus. Athletes participating in a fall sport often need to arrive on campus prior to the official move-in date.

  • International Students

    Orientation for international students and US citizens living abroad will begin on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 11am. Click here to register.

    International students and US citizens living abroad may begin moving into campus housing prior to traditional incoming students. For a list of activities and times The Office of the Registrar can provide help acclimating to college and choosing your class schedule, and the Global Student page on the Student Life website provides practical information about living in a new country, including banking information, getting a driver's license and even a listing of local churches.

Moving from out of the area?

Visit the Biola Student Life website for information about living in La Mirada and the Southern California area.

 

Complete and return these forms to finalize the process of becoming a Biola student.

  • Physical exam & health forms

    The Biola Student Health Center asks that you submit the required health forms by mail to attn: Biola Student Health Center, 13800 Biola Ave, La Mirada, CA 90639 or by fax at 562-906-4512. Health forms are due by August 1. Note: Athletes must complete the athletic physical form instead of the regular health form. For more information you can contact the Student Health Center at 562-903-4841 Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm, Saturday 11am to 2pm and Sunday 4pm to 7pm.

  • Final transcripts

    Due prior to final enrollment. Must be mailed directly from your high school to Biola and must have your graduation date posted on it. If you are a transfer student, all previous college transcripts are due prior to final enrollment. Must be mailed directly from the issuing institution to Biola.

 

  • Student Send-Off

    July 12, 2014

    Are you an incoming Biola student for the 2014/15 academic year? Get acquainted with the Biola community before even arriving on campus! A 2014 Biola Student Send-Off Mixer is coming to a town near you, and we want you to be there!

  • Conservatory of Music Visit Day

    November 17, 2014

    Are you a sophomore, junior or senior in high school or transfer student who plans to major in Music? Well you are in luck because the Conservatory of Music has dedicated a day just for you! Our music visit day has exclusive opportunities for you to audition, visit classes, tour the campus, and enjoy a delicious meal in our cafeteria.

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