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Online Bachelor's Degrees Admissions Process

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Important Dates and Deadlines

Fall Spring Summer
Application Deadlines August 1 December 1 April 15
2018 Start Dates September 4, 2018 January 8, 2018 May 7, 2018


Steps to Apply

  1. Submit a completed application
  2. Complete your admissions essay.
  3. Submit your official transcript(s)
    • If you have 0-14 credits of transferable college credit: Submit official high school transcripts or GED scores AND any official college transcript(s). Transcripts from all colleges attended are required.
    • If you have 15 or more credits of transferable college credit: Submit official college transcript(s). Transcripts from all colleges attended are required. If your transfer evaluation shows less than 15 transferable units, high school transcripts or GED scores will be required.

Transcripts may not be hand-delivered. They must be sent electronically from the school via Parchment or mailed directly to:

Office of Post-Traditional Admissions
13800 Biola Ave.
La Mirada, CA 90639


Note: It is advised that you fill out your FAFSA form (fafsa.ed.gov) early in the admission process. Be sure to include Biola University's number (001122) on the form. Once that is received, our Financial Aid Department can begin the process of helping you find the aid you need.


International Students

  1. Submit a completed application
  2. Submit $45 application fee along with your completed application
    If applying online, you may submit the fee through your application portal, otherwise please send a check or money order made payable to Biola University, with the student's name indicated on the memo-line, to the address below:

    Office of Post-Traditional Admissions
    13800 Biola Ave.
    La Mirada, CA 90639
  3. Complete the required essays
    Your essay prompts can be found in your application. Your application will not be reviewed until your essay has been submitted.
  4. Submit official transcripts
    Submit an official transcript from each secondary and post-secondary school attended, current through the time of application. Students who have taken courses outside of the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by an independent Credential Evaluation Agency located in the United States, such as the American Education Research Corporation. A 2.5 GPA is required for international transfer students.
  5. Submit your TOEFL scores
    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.