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.
Most students prefer the ease and immediacy of the online application. You can begin your application now by clicking the button below.
Transfer Students: apply to Biola for free when you use code TRANSFER16 on your fall 2016 application. Offer only valid through June 15.
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
Associate Vice President of University 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.
For information on the admissions process that is specific to you — including application deadlines, materials, and requirements — find yourself in the list below.
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.
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:
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 will be considered on a rolling admission basis as they are received.
|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 processed as space is available and time allows.
Biola currently offers three application deadlines to prospective students:
The university adopted this format in 2004 to keep pace with enrollment growth.
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 predetermined 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.
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.