Incoming Students

Fall 2017 Registration


Registration is now open! Keep in mind that students who meet the following criteria by May 1 will be assigned the earliest registration time:

  • Have been accepted to Biola
  • Submitted a registration profile
  • Paid enrollment deposit

Please refer to the following registration instructions to complete class registration:


Freshmen or Torrey Honors Students

  1. Find your registration time — also known as your “Time Ticket” — in My Account. Your Time Ticket can be found in one of two locations in My Account:
    • The first box found in “Incoming Student Tasks for Fall 2017”
    • Clicking on “Register for Classes” from My Account
  2. Beginning May 3, view the list of major-specific courses recommended for your first semester.


Transfer Students

  1. Find your registration time — also known as your “Time Ticket” — in My Account. Your Time Ticket can be found in one of two locations in My Account:
    • The first box found in “Incoming Student Tasks for Fall 2017”
    • Clicking on “Register for Classes” from My Account
  2. Sign up for either an on-campus registration event or a 30-minute phone appointment. Use the following steps:
    • Log into My Account
    • Select the “Academic Advising” task
    • Sign up for either an event or appointment


Science Majors (Freshmen and Transfers)

  1. Consider attending Science, Technology and Health Advising Day on Saturday, May 20. For more details of the event, see the event page.


If you have any questions about this process, please contact us at academic.advising@biola.edu or (562) 903-4782.

FAQs for Incoming Students


How will I know which classes to register for in order to complete my fall schedule?

You will follow the step-by-step instructions here that will help you know which classes to register for. The Academic Advising staff will also be available for online chatting (AIM and Biola Gmail Chatting at "

How do I navigate Degree Audit?

Degree Audit is an important tool in helping you select your classes for your first semester. This website should answer any questions you have about Degree Audit: Degree Audit FAQs

What if I want to change my major after I've submitted my Registration Profile?

Please do not send a new Registration Profile. Just send us an e-mail at . We'll be happy to update your information for you.

Will registration look like this every semester?

It will be similar. You will meet with your assigned advisor in your major every semester. After that meeting you will complete registration online.

Who is my Academic Advisor?

Your Academic Advisor is either a faculty member or professional advisor in your major. You will be able to view who your assigned Primary Advisor after your first semester begins on your Degree Audit in myaccount.biola.edu. If you are undeclared, it will be one of the Advising Center Staff.

When can I meet with my Academic Advisor?

Since most advisors are faculty members, they are not on campus during the summer months (Or in January for spring incoming students. Your first opportunity to meet with your advisor will be during SOS (orientation). Advisors generally keep office hours or are available for appointments during the academic year.

Who can I contact if I have questions now?

The Advising Center is staffed year-round. Please give us a call at 562-903-4782 or send an e-mail to .

How do I get credit for my AP tests?

Biola grants credit for AP tests on which you receive a score of 3, 4 or 5. Be sure to have your scores sent directly to Biola from the College Board (visit apscores.org to send your scores). You will be sent a transcript evaluation from Biola’s Registrar’s Office showing the credit you were granted. Click here for a list of pre-approved AP credits.

How do I get credit for classes I've taken at other colleges?

Be sure to have transcripts sent to Biola from all colleges you have attended. The transcript will be evaluated by the Registrar’s Office, and you will be sent a transcript evaluation showing the credit you were granted. Click here for more information on transfer courses.