Incoming Students

Fall 2018 Registration

Welcome to Biola! The Advising Center will guide you through your first semester of course registration. Please follow the timelines below based on your student type (Freshman/Transfer) to complete the registration process.

The Advising Center will build your first semester course schedule based on the information you provide in your registration profile.

Please keep in mind that students who meet the following criteria by May 1 will be assigned the earliest registration time:

Freshman

Students who have not attended college after high school.

Timeline

May 1

Submit your registration profile and $300 enrollment deposit by this date.

May 18 or 19

Science, Technology and Health Advising Day (incoming science students only).

Science majors: Consider attending this event to take required placement exams, receive academic advising and participate in priority registration! See the event page for details.

June 21

Enrollment begins (see MyAccount for tasks to complete).

June 25

Fall billing is sent.

July 9

View your course schedule in MyAccount (you will have access to make adjustments if desired).

For help viewing or changing your schedule, please see our resource page.

Note: If you submit your registration profile and/or enrollment deposit after May 1, this date may change to be after July 9. Please see your registration time ticket in MyAccount for your date.

August 15

Down payment and enrollment tasks are due in MyAccount.

Transfer

Students who have completed college coursework after high school.

Timeline

May 1

Submit your registration profile and $300 enrollment deposit by this date.

May 7

Phone advising begins. Please sign up on MyAccount starting May 3 after you have completed your registration profile and enrollment deposit.

May 18 or 19

Science, Technology and Health Advising Day (incoming science students only).

Science majors: Consider attending this event to take required placement exams, receive academic advising and participate in priority registration! See the event page for details.

June 21

Enrollment begins (See MyAccount for tasks to complete).

View your course schedule in MyAccount (you will have access to make adjustments if desired).

For help viewing or changing your schedule, please see our resource page.

Note: If you submit your registration profile and/or enrollment deposit after May 1, this date may change to be after June 21. Please see your registration time ticket in MyAccount for your date.

June 25

Fall billing is sent.

August 15

Down payment and enrollment tasks are due in MyAccount.

FAQs for Incoming Students

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

The Advising Center will build your first semester course schedule based on the information you provide in your registration profile. Please refer to the timeline above for important dates regarding registration.

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?

No. You will meet with your assigned advisor in your major every semester. After that meeting you will complete registration online on your own.

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. Your first opportunity to meet with your advisor will be during orientation (SOS Week). Advisors are generally available for office hours or 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. You can also view 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. Find out more information on transfer courses.