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Registration for New and Incoming Students

Spring 2021 Registration — New and Incoming Students

Welcome, incoming class! The Advising Center’s role with incoming students is to register you into your first semester of courses. Read the information below to learn more about the timeline and process of registration.

All incoming spring students will have the opportunity to schedule a 30-minute phone advising appointment to review your course schedule and discuss advising-related questions with an academic advisor. Please visit the timeline below for our phone advising dates and availability.

Date Information
Nov 1

Submit your registration profile and $100 enrollment deposit by this date.

Sign up for Phone Advising in My Account.

Nov 17 View your Spring course schedule in My Account (you will have access to make adjustments if desired).
Nov 18Phone Advising begins (sign up in My Account).
Dec 15Down payment and enrollment tasks are due in My Account.


Phone Advising ends.

Understanding Your Spring 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 Coronavirus Resource Page
    For information about Biola’s latest updates on campus reopening, please visit the Biola Coronavirus website. Specific information about the spring semester plans will be announced later in fall 2020.

    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 Spring 2021 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 Torrey Honors College 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 spring 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 campus reopening plans and its potential impact on your spring schedule as information is made available later this fall.

Course Sequences: Catalog 2020-21

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