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Online Bachelor's Degrees Admissions

Looking for an online bachelor's degree?

Our fully online programs are built to challenge you both academically and spiritually — preparing you to lead with influence in your current or future career. Apply today and earn your degree on a schedule that works for you.

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Important Dates and Deadlines

The next opportunity to enroll in one of Biola’s online bachelor’s programs is just around the corner — with new sessions starting every 7–8 weeks. To be accepted, be sure to complete your application at least one week before your desired start date.

Start Dates Session A Session B
Summer 2022 May 9, 2022 July 5, 2022
Fall 2022 August 29, 2022
October 24, 2022

 

Let us do the heavy lifting.

We’re here to partner with you as you apply for your fully online bachelor’s degree from Biola University, and we want to make this process as easy as possible:

  1. We’ve waived our application fee.
    You can apply to any of our online bachelor’s degrees for free.
  2. Your transcripts are completely covered.
    Through our partnership with Parchment, we can request your transcripts on your behalf from qualifying* past colleges attended at no cost to youLearn more about our transfer process.
  3. You have a personal counselor.
    Our admissions counselors are here to help you navigate the admissions process and answer any questions you may have, from financial aid to transferring credits.

*We are currently able to request transcripts on your behalf from over 600 colleges and universities through Parchment. Your Admissions Counselor will help you navigate the request form process.

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Steps to Apply

Complete and submit your FREE undergraduate application for admission

This year, we’re making it easier for you to apply and waiving your application fee. Enter the code NEXTSTEP to apply for free!

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Complete three short response questions (formerly personal essay)

Once you’ve submitted the initial portion of your application, complete these three brief questions within the “Supplemental Items” tab of the application.

Prompts:

  1. Describe how and when you made a decision to follow Christ. (300–400 words)
  2. Using personal examples, share about your spiritual growth over the past 3 years. (300–400 words)
  3. Please share why you're interested in attending Biola University. (100-200 words)

Submit your transcript

Submit your official high school transcript — and, if applicable, your official college transcript(s) — in the “Supplemental Items & Documents” tab within the application. Any college transcripts should include all college courses completed by the student.

An unofficial transcript is acceptable for your application submission, and can be uploaded as a .jpg, .png or .pdf file. Transcripts can also be emailed to admissions.transcripts@biola.edu.

Note that an official transcript is required once you have been admitted. Official transcripts may be submitted by one of the following ways:

  1. Sent directly from the institution to Biola using a digital service, such as Parchment.
  2. Sent directly via email from the institution to admissions.transcripts@biola.edu.
  3. Physically delivered in an untampered envelope sealed by the institution. Final official transcripts must be submitted upon completion of course of study and must include graduation date.

In response to the impacts of COVID-19, we are accepting “Pass/Fail” coursework completed in Fall 2022 for applicants. In lieu of a letter grade, we are accepting "Pass/Fail” high school and college credit for incoming applicants, assuming the course is otherwise transferrable.

File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Your FAFSA allows our Financial Aid team to determine what loans, grants and scholarships you may be eligible for.

File your FAFSA

Create your NetID and password

  • Enter your personal email address used to create your application into the first-time login portal.
  • You will receive an email with a link to activate your NetID and set a password. If your email is not recognized by the system please contact Online Admissions (562-903-4795).

Login to My Account using your net NetID and password, and familiarize yourself with your next steps

What is My Account? My Account is an online student portal where you'll find a personalized list of enrollment steps and resources. Go ahead and bookmark the site — you’ll return to it frequently as you complete enrollment steps.

Continue to My Account

 

International Students

Complete and submit your FREE undergraduate application for admission

This year, we’re making it easier for you to apply and waiving your application fee. Enter the code NEXTSTEP to apply for free!

Apply Now

Submit your transcript

The student must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative college GPA.

Submit a transcript from each high school and college attended, current through the time of application, in the “Supplemental Items & Documents” tab within the application.

An unofficial transcript is acceptable for your application submission, and can be uploaded as a .jpg, .png or .pdf file. Transcripts can also be emailed to admissions.transcripts@biola.edu.

Note that an official transcript is required once you have been admitted. Submit a final transcript from each college attended (final transcripts from high schools are only required if you have completed less than 15 transferable credits post-high school). Official transcripts may be submitted by one of the following ways:

  1. Sent directly from the institution to Biola using a digital service, such as Parchment.
  2. Sent directly via email from the institution to admissions.transcripts@biola.edu.
  3. Physically delivered in an untampered envelope sealed by the institution. Final official transcripts must be submitted upon completion of course of study and must include graduation date.

If transferring from a school outside of the United States:

  1. Students who desire to get transfer credit for college courses taken outside of the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by an independent credential evaluation agency located in the United States, such as SpanTran (Biola Discount), World Education Services (WES) or Foundation for International Services (FIS).
  2. Be sure to choose "Course by Course Report" and have the evaluation agency send them directly to Biola University via online portal or post (13800 Biola Ave, La Mirada, CA 90639) in order for the transcript to be considered official

In response to the impacts of COVID-19, we are accepting “Pass/Fail” coursework completed in Fall 2022 for applicants. In lieu of a letter grade, we are accepting "Pass/Fail” high school and college credit for incoming applicants, assuming the course is otherwise transferrable.

Submit your TOEFL scores

Note: As of April 2, 2020, the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition is available everywhere that TOEFL iBT testing is normally available, with the exception of Mainland China and Iran.

If English is your non-native language, please take the TOEFL exam and submit the scores to us. We are looking for a minimum iBT score of 79 (Speaking 22 and Writing 19). Please see the TOEFL website for that exam with more information.

Note: Our online bachelor's programs are fully online, so students are not eligible for nonimmigrant (F1) student visas. Also, our online bachelor’s programs are ineligible to receive any institutional aid. There are no scholarships currently available for this program.

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Contact Us

Have questions about your application, or just need to ask a counselor for some tips? Contact the Office of Post-Traditional Admissions.

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