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Registration for Incoming Students

Fall 2019 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

Date Information
May 1 Submit your registration profile and $300 enrollment deposit by this date.
May 17 or 18

Science, Technology and Health Advising Day (See the event page for participating majors)

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

Date Information
May 1 Submit your registration profile and $300 enrollment deposit by this date.
May 6 Phone advising begins. Please sign up on our calendar after you have completed your registration profile and enrollment deposit.
May 17 or 18 Science, Technology and Health Advising Day (See the event page for participating majors
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.

Science Majors (Freshmen and Transfers)

Consider attending Science, Technology and Health Advising Day on Friday, May 17 or Saturday, May 18. For more details of the event, see the event page.

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. Please review Biola's Transfer Policies (See point #9) to see how credit will be given.

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. Once your official transcripts are processed by the Registrar's Office, your transfer coursework will be posted to your Degree Audit on My Account. If a course transferred as a "General Elective" that you would like to have counted for a specific course, please fill out a substitution request during your first semester. **This form cannot be filled out prior to fall classes starting. Find out more information on transfer courses.

I want to make a change to my schedule, but a lot of classes are full. What should I do?

Don't panic! Several Core (Bible and General Education) courses are currently full due to incoming student registration. If there are no open seats in a course you want to add, we encourage you to join a waitlist before dropping any courses you are registered for. The Advising Center cannot re-add you to any classes that you have dropped. If you become wait-listed for any course, check your Biola email daily until you receive a notification that a seat in the class has opened. Also, check My Account often as seats tend to open up as summer progresses. If you feel we have registered you for a course that you don't need (due to AP or other transfer credit), please reply to this email so we can assist you.

Do I have to take First Year Seminar (FYS)?

It depends. FYS is required your first semester if you are a first-time freshmen with fewer than 12 transferable credits from a college (excluding AP, IB, dual credit, or CLEP). Transfer students with 12 or more transferable college credits earned after high school will have FYS waived.

What if I am not placed in an english course my first semester?

If you were not placed in an english course this semester, not a problem! You will have the opportunity to take english in the spring. Note: Students with AP, transfer credit, or Torrey Honors students are not required to take ENGL 112/ENGL 100.

How many credits should I take?

Full-time status is 12-18 credits. We recommend taking 14-16 for your first semester.

What if my class schedule does not match the "Suggested Course Schedule" on the back of the Degree Requirement Sheet?

The Suggested Course Schedule is just that, a suggestion. A team of advising staff have built and reviewed your schedule based on your self-reported Registration Profile. We have been careful to place you in any courses required for your first semester (typically FYS and any major courses).