To apply to Biola as an international 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 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.
Submit your scores from one of the following Standardized Tests:
Submit a pastoral 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 aforementioned address above.
Submit your completed affidavit of support.
Composite 19 score on the ACT
Note: The average Critical Reading/Math SAT score for incoming freshmen at Biola is 1,104. The average Composite ACT score is 24.
600 Paper / 100 iBT score on the TOEFL
Note: Students with test scores below the requirement may enter most Biola degree programs if they meet all other requirements for admission. These students will be asked to take the Biola English Placement Exam (BEPE) prior to the starting date of classes, and may need additional language training prior to starting major courses.
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:
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.
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.