Steps for Success: Freshman Year

Get to know your assigned academic advisor through required advising.

Understand and complete the advising and registration process utilizing degree audit and my.biola.edu.

Identify faculty expectations for appointments, classroom engagement, and expressing concerns.

Gather information about and experiential (academic service and cross-cultural) learning opportunities, including study abroad.

Discover opportunities to be involved on campus (multi-ethnic programs, SCORR conference, leadership certificate program, student clubs, etc.).

Explore gifts and interests through Career Development assessments.

Take time to reflect on the connections between your academic learning and your spiritual journey because it’s not unusual for students to experience challenges studying the Bible in an academic setting.

Identify examples of the integration of faith and learning in core (general education and Bible) and major courses.

Process important things you are learning with your fellow Biola students. Research shows that you are more likely to develop leadership skills if you are engaged in deep (socio-cultural) conversations with peers.