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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Submit a reference form from a member of the pastoral staff of your church that supports your Christian testimony. In addition, you have the option to submit a reference from a high school teacher, counselor, or a college instructor that attests to your academic ability. Both references should be provided by persons outside of your own family and be sent to the address below.
Biola recommends prospective students take the following classes prior to enrolling:
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.
College-level credit earned during the 10th through 12th grades will be given credit. A maximum of 32 AP, CLEP, and college units will be accepted upon the student's entrance to Biola. An official college transcript, sent directly from the college to Biola, is required before credit will be given.
Biola must have an equivalent class for which to award transfer credits. The Office of the Registrar has the final word on what classes will transfer.
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 3.52.
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).
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.
|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.
|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.