Bible Bridge Program

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.

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“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)

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    April 21, 2014

    Juniors in high school!! Do you want a taste of the college experience? Join us at Biola University on one of our many available dates for a Junior Session. You will have the opportunity to go to chapel, attend a Junior (information) Session given by one of our Admissions Counselors, tour the campus, eat lunch in the cafeteria (on us!), and attend a class in the afternoon (optional).

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    April 30, 2014

    Registration for Dinner with Director is OPEN! Bring your high school son or daughter to Biola and join us on this exclusive visit opportunity. We will take you on a tour of the campus, accompany you for dinner in our Cafe Banquet Room, and share with you the distinctiveness of Biola University by André Stephens, Senior Director of Undergraduate Admissions.

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    May 1, 2014

    The Admissions Staff at Biola University understands that making your decision of where to attend college is an exciting time – we're here to help! Come by our office on Thursday, May 1, where you can submit your deposits go on a tour of the dorms, and have a relaxing meal in the cafeteria – on us!

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