Transfer Students

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.

 

  • Junior Sessions

    April 23, 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).

  • Dinner with Director

    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.

  • Dining, Dorms and Deposits

    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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