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Registration for Incoming Students

Fall 2020 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 June 1 will be assigned the earliest registration time:

Understanding Your Fall Schedule

Follow these important steps to review your course schedule. The Advising Center registers you into your first semester courses based on the information you provided on the Registration Profile submitted on My Account.

  1. Step 1: Review the Modified HyFlex (Hybrid-Flexible) Resource Page

    Biola University is offering a modified HyFlex instructional model for the fall 2020 semester. For more information on the Modified HyFlex model, please visit the Biola Coronavirus website.

    Visit the Coronavirus Website
  2. Step 2: Review Your Course Schedule on My Account
    The Advising Center registers you into your first semester schedule based on the information you provide in your Registration Profile. Your schedule is available on My Account under the “Review Course Schedule” task in the Fall 2020 Enrollment section.

    View My Class Schedule

    Understanding your Course Schedule

    Watch the following video to understand your course schedule and the following items related to your course schedule: accessing your schedule on My Account, understanding the days and times of your courses, final exams, overall credits, and accessing your textbooks.

  3. Step 3: Review Registration Resources
    The Advising Center recommends that you review the following registration resources after you view your course schedule. This includes information about transfer courses.

    Adjusting Your Class Schedule

    -You have the option of making preference changes to your course schedule.
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    Contact the Advising Center if you need support adjusting your schedule after it has been released (Email: academic.advising@biola.edu; Phone: (562) 903–4782)
    -Summer Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; Friday: 9:00 a.m.–12 p.m.

    Degree Audit

    Your Degree Audit is a tool to track your graduation progress and review your program requirements, including your major and Core (General Education and Bible) requirements. The Degree Audit also shows how your official transfer credit or AP/IB exam credit count for Biola coursework.

    Course Sequence

    The course sequence table is designed by the major department as a semester by semester guide of when to take courses and is one way that the classes will work out properly in sequence for your major. However, there are alternative or flexible ways to rotate some of the classes within the same year/level and sometimes between years/levels. Please contact your major department advisor once the fall semester has begun to discuss flexible alternatives in scheduling the sequence of your classes.

    -All students will need to complete Core courses to graduate. See the Core Curriculum Program section of the Catalog for a list of approved Core Curriculum courses.
    -For a list of Core requirements met by the Torrey Honors program, please refer to the Torrey Honors Institute Requirements.

    AP, IB, CLEP & Dual Enrollment

    -Students may receive credit through recognized exams, including AP, IB and CLEP exams. Once your AP, IB, and CLEP exam scores are posted, you need to review the exam equivalency information sheets to know what courses your exams will fulfill.
    -Have your exam results sent directly to Biola to receive course credit.

    View AP, IB and CLEP Info

  4. Step 4: Next Steps

    You are ready to begin your first semester courses! During the fall semester, you will be able to connect with a faculty/staff advisor in your major to discuss registration for your spring semester.

    Be on the lookout in your @biola.edu email address for more information about the modified HyFlex model and its potential impact on your fall schedule as information is made available later this summer.

Course Sequences: Catalog 2020-21

Freshmen

*Students who have not attended college after high school.

Date Information
June 1

Submit your Registration Profile and $100 enrollment deposit by this date.

July 6
  • Enrollment begins (See My Account for Tasks to Complete).
  • View your course schedule in my account (You will have access to adjustments if desired).

*Note: If you submit your Registration Profile and/or enrollment deposit after June 1, this date may change to be after July 6. Please see your registration time ticket in My Account for your class schedule access date.

Aug. 15Down payment and enrollment tasks are due in My Account.

Transfer

*Students who have completed college coursework after high school.

Date Information
May 11

Phone Advising begins. Please sign up on our calendar after you have completed your Registration Profile and enrollment deposit.

May 15, 16

Science, Technology and Health Advising Day (Invitation Only. See My Account for participating majors).

June 1

Submit your Registration Profile and $100 enrollment deposit by this date.

July 6
  • Enrollment begins (See My Account for tasks to complete).
Aug. 15Down payment and enrollment tasks are due in My Account.

Science Majors (Freshmen and Transfers)

Most of Biola’s science majors require placement exams for Chemistry and Physics. Please view our Placement Exam Website for information on which exams are necessary for your program and to register for exam opportunities.