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What's Next

Congratulations! You’re in.

We can’t wait for you to join the Biola community! Before you begin your journey, you’ll need to complete some key steps like confirming your intent to enroll by submitting your deposit, finalizing your financial aid and more. But don’t worry — if you have any questions along the way, we’re here to help.

To download the PDF version, view the printable checklist of your next steps.

Confirm Your Intent to Enroll

  1. Create your NetID and password.

    How do I create my 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 Admissions (562-903-4752) and ask to speak to Admissions Operations.

  2. Log in to My Account using your 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.

  3. Submit your $300 enrollment deposit via the assigned task on My Account.

    See additional deposit payment options

    Prefer to pay by mail? Make your check payable to Biola University and send to:
    Office of Admissions
    Biola University
    13800 Biola Ave
    La Mirada, CA 90639

    Enrollment Status

    Once your $300 enrollment deposit is submitted, our team will process it during regular business hours and change your status to "Confirmed." Paying your enrollment deposit will give you access to other tasks on My Account.

  4. International Students: Additional Steps

    See additional steps

    Are you an incoming international student? Learn more about additional next steps, including applying for a visa and transitioning to the U.S.

Finalize Your Registration Profile

  1. Activate your Biola email address via the assigned task on My Account.

    Set up your email address

    Your Biola email address will be the main line of communication to receive important notifications and deadlines leading up to your first day of classes and throughout your time at Biola, so it’s important to get in the habit of checking your inbox.

    Please note: When you activate your Biola email address, it's important to set up 2-step Verification so you do not get locked out of your account. If you do find you are locked out of your Biola email account, contact your admissions counselor for assistance.

  2. Submit your Registration Profile.

    See registration profile instructions

    Academic Advising will build your first semester course schedule based on the information you provide in your registration profile via My Account.

  3. Submit your Housing Deposit and Application or Intent to Commute.

    How to finalize housing or commuting plans

    Depending on whether you plan to live on campus or commute, you’ll either need to submit a $250 housing deposit or complete the Intent to Commute form through My Account or directly through MyHousing Self-Service.

    Students who intend to live on campus will receive a separate Housing Application task in My Account.

  4. Register for placement exams.

    See instructions for placement exams

    We want to make sure you get off to a great start with your classes. Depending on your declared major and/or foreign language credit, you may be asked to complete a placement exam. You will be notified by Academic Advising via My Account and receive an email at your address if you need to complete a placement exam.

    Please note: High school transcripts are needed for transfer students looking to count their high school foreign language credit.

Complete Your Financial Aid Tasks

  1. If you have not done so already, submit the FAFSA.

    See more FAFSA details

    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available to complete starting in December and the priority deadline is by April 2 (Note: The FAFSA deadline for Cal Grant eligibility is April 2). Completing the FAFSA is essential for Financial Aid to provide the best support and discover your eligibility for aid. Biola University’s federal code is (001122).

    If you are a California resident, the Cal Grant Verification Form is available starting in December and due by May 2. By applying for the Cal Grant, you can earn up to $9,000 in aid.

    Note: International students are not eligible for government-offered grants and loans through the FAFSA. Please view scholarship opportunities for international students on

  2. Apply for scholarships.

    See scholarship options

    Learn more about and apply for Biola’s scholarships in addition to pursuing outside scholarships.

  3. Review your Financial Aid award estimate.

    View next steps for your financial aid awards

    Biola’s Financial Aid Office will mail your award letter after you have been admitted to Biola and submitted your FAFSA. Your letter will include scholarships, grants, and loans you are being offered.

    Once you have submitted your enrollment deposit through My Account, the "Student Financials" tab will appear. You may refer to this tab in My Account to view your financial aid award after you submit the FAFSA and receive your award letter from financial aid.

  4. Return additional requested Financial Aid forms through My Account.

    See important Financial Aid forms information

    Depending on your financial aid award, you may be asked to submit additional financial documents. Please see My Account for your personalized list of requested forms to be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid.

    It is important to be proactive about gathering financial aid documents, as some items can take days or weeks to process.

  5. Learn about your financial aid options.

    View more financial aid resources

    Paying for college doesn’t need to be a scary process. Discover all of your financial aid opportunities by reading up on scholarships, grants and loans. Your admissions counselor would be happy to help you through the process.

Final Steps to Complete Your Enrollment

Once you have submitted your enrollment deposit, additional tasks will be made available during the subsequent weeks and months. See our important enrollment dates calendar to familiarize yourself with task availability and deadlines. Once you have completed all of your assigned tasks, your status will change from "Not Enrolled" to "Enrolled." Additional enrollment tasks include:

Final Transcripts

Final transcripts for first-time freshmen and transfers are due prior to final enrollment, and must be mailed directly from your high school or previous college to Biola. High school transcripts must be posted with a graduation date. Official transcripts are required to receive credit for transfer coursework and to determine correct loan eligibility.

Please note: High school transcripts are needed for transfer students looking to count their high school foreign language credit.

Final transcripts must be sent by mail or email directly from your high school or college to the Office of Admissions via or by mail:
Office of Admissions
13800 Biola Avenue
La Mirada, CA 90639

Or, your transcripts can be ordered electronically through an approved electronic vendor: Parchment/Naviance, Credentials Solutions and affiliate partners (Transcripts Network, Transcripts Plus, eScrip-Safe), and AACRAO's SPEEDE server (send to

Transfer Course Evaluation

If you are transferring 15+ units from a community college or other four-year institution and you have not yet received a transfer course evaluation, please connect with the Transfer Admissions team at or 1-800-OK-BIOLA.

Verify Housing

To ensure your financial aid package is accurate, you will need to verify whether or not you intend to live in campus housing. 

Students who are younger than 20 years old by the first day of fall classes are required to live on campus OR commute from their parents'/guardians' home for both fall and spring semesters.

Health Insurance

Biola requires all traditional undergrad students, any student on an F1 visa, and any student living in Biola housing to have health insurance. If this applies to you, you will have the option in MyAccount to confirm your enrollment in the Student Health Insurance Plan OR to submit a waiver if you already have coverage that meets Biola’s waiver criteria. Learn more about requirements, deadlines and student insurance.

Health Forms

Submit the following required health forms through Patient Portal (using your net ID and password):

  • Health History Form
  • Meningitis Advisory
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire
  • Immunization Records

    All students coming to campus are asked to upload their complete immunization records, which must include at least two doses of the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine given per CDC guidelines. Students living in Biola housing (with the exception of married housing) must also submit a Meningitis ACYW vaccine given on or after the age of 16. The vaccine requirements can be met by the following steps:

    1. Upload your vaccine records to your Patient Portal. You may need to ask your parent(s)/legal guardian for records or consult your physician and/or high school for records. Records can also be faxed to the Health Center at 562-906-4512 or emailed to

    2. If your records are not readily available but you’ve received your MMR vaccine, an MMR titer (blood test) can be obtained with your doctor or at the Health Center to verify immunity. Results can be submitted to the Health Center to meet the requirement.

    3. If you’re unsure you’ve received the MMR vaccine, are unable to obtain records or receive a negative titer reading, you may obtain two doses of MMR given one month apart from your physician, the Health Center or pharmacy. Meningitis ACYW vaccines are also available in the Health Center if needed.

    4. Those with a medical or religious conflict with obtaining these vaccines may contact the Health Center at to request waiver applications.

    Minors: If you are entering college as a minor, you must complete hard copies of the following forms with a guardian's signature and submit to the Health Center through your Patient Portal, by email (, mail (attn: Biola Student Health Center, 13800 Biola Ave, La Mirada, CA 90639), fax (562-906-4512), or in person.

Athletes: If you are an athlete, you must complete the Athletic Physical Form.

Update your Title IV Authorization

Updating your Title IV Authorization will show up as one of your tasks through My Account. Title IV funds are federal student aid funds (Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans, Direct PLUS Loans, Federal Pell Grants, etc.) administered by the U.S. Department of Education. Unless you grant additional permission, The U.S. Department of Education regulations only allow schools to use your Federal Student Aid to pay for current academic year institutional charges. Federal Title IV funds do not include scholarships from the university.

The U.S. Department of Education requires that Title IV funds be applied to specific allowable charges, including: tuition, mandatory fees, and room and board billed by the University. If your total bill exceeds available Title IV funds, you must grant authorization of these funds to non-qualifying charges.


Biola offers four payment options for your semester expenses. Please review those four different options on our Office of Financial Aid website. You can review payment plan details, along with semester-specific deadlines.

View Payment Plan Details

Estimate your down payment

Get your Digital Eagle ID

The Eagle ID is your official student identification card and required for access to a variety of university resources. Eagle ID uses include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Access to secured buildings
  • On-campus dining using meal plans, flex dollars and student dollars
  • Library privileges
  • Chapel attendance and event check-in
  • Fitness Center membership
  • Retail purchases at the Biola Store
  • Biola Shuttle transportation
  • Print and copy services

New incoming students will receive an email invite to submit a photo for their student ID. Submit your ID Photo Online You can quickly and easily submit a photo of your choice to be used on your Eagle ID. You can add your Eagle ID to Apple Wallet on your iPhone and/or Apple Watch or to Google Pay on your Android phone. Explore the ID Card Office webpage for more info.

Other Helpful Ways to Prepare for Life as a Biolan

  • Learn more about the timeline and process of academic advising and registration
  • Start connecting with other future Biolans in the Biola App.
  • Begin thinking about ways to get involved on campus. Find others who share your interests through clubs, ministry opportunities, music, student government, campus activities and traditions, and more.
  • Make plans for attending the mandatory Fall 2024 New Student OrientationMove-In and Family Programming takes place Friday Aug. 30, New Student Orientation continues Aug. 31–Sept. 1.
    • Make sure to complete your pre-orientation modules. An invitation to access the modules will be sent in July to your Biola email. All new transfers and freshmen must complete the Pre-Orientation modules by August 30, 2024. These online mini-lessons contain important information that will prepare you for New Student Orientation and life at Biola. You can move through the modules at your own pace over a few days and return to review them at any time throughout the semester.
  • Download your official Biola University Packing List.
  • Purchase your textbooks and course materials. Your textbooks will be auto-fulfilled through the Biola Campus Store. To opt-out of this service or make changes, visit the Biola Course Materials webpage
  • Living on campus? Start thinking about a dorm room setup and explore move-in instructions to plan for coming to campus this fall! There’s a Walmart, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Staples, Home Depot, Marshall’s and more all within four miles of Biola’s campus.
  • Look for a local church to become involved in. Our desire is that you'll be connected to a local church during your time at Biola. Explore local churches and begin thinking about ways to connect and serve.
  • Make note of important dates on the Academic Calendar. Toggle to "2024–25" to find important dates for the upcoming school year. Fall 2024 classes begin on Tuesday, September 3!
  • Grab some Biola gear! T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and more — find Biola gear for you and your crew.

Important Enrollment Dates

As you navigate the enrollment process, it is helpful to be mindful of important dates and deadlines along the way.


Month Step Department Contact
October Apply for Scholarships. Deadlines vary. Check our scholarships page for more information. Admissions
November Financial aid estimates are distributed. (As processed, depending on when you filed your FAFSA) Financial Aid
December File Your FAFSA and apply for Cal Grant (CA residents only) starting in December Financial Aid
February Registration profile is made available on My Account Academic Advising
Housing Profile made available on MyHousing Self-Service Housing and Residence Life
April Priority deadline to file the FAFSA is April 2.
Cal Grant GPA verification form (CA residents only) is due April 2.
Tuition and Financial Aid
May Submit your registration profile by May 1 (rolling). Academic Advising
Submit your housing deposit and profile or intent to commute form by May 1 (accepted on a rolling basis) Housing and Residence Life
June Housing assignments distributed (priority housing assignments are given to those who deposit before June 1) Housing and Residence Life
Submit your enrollment deposit by June 1 (accepted on a rolling basis). Admissions
Take placement exams (students are contacted individually about what exam(s) are needed) Academic Advising
July Class schedules distributed Academic Advising
Fall bills are emailed Student Account Services
Register for Orientation SOS, GSE, THI
Submit health forms by July 31 Health Center
August Complete all enrollment steps by August 15
Submit your down payment by August 15 Student Account Services


Month Step Department Contact
October Registration profile is made available Academic Advising
Housing Profile made available on MyHousing Self-Service Housing and Residence Life
November Spring bills are emailed Student Account Services
Submit your enrollment deposit by November 1 (rolling) Admissions
December Submit your housing deposit and profile or intent to commute form by December 1 (rolling) Housing and Residence Life
Class schedules distributed on December 5 Academic Advising
Take placement exams (students are contacted individually about what exam(s) are needed) Academic Advising
Register for Orientation SOS
Submit health forms by December 15 Health Center
Complete all enrollment steps by December 15
Submit your down payment by December 15 Student Account Services
January Housing assignments distributed Housing and Residence Life

**File your FAFSA and apply for Cal Grant (for CA residents) starting in December the year prior to your intended entry term.