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Admitted Student Week – Virtual

Cost and Admission

This event is free to attend.

*Access to live sessions will be on the Event Schedule and emailed to registrants on the day of each event.
New registrants will begin receiving event emails with exclusive content within 24 hours of registering.


Welcome to Admitted Student Week 2020

Make history with us by becoming part of our first-ever fully online event. On April 20-24, Admitted Student Week is bringing the best of Biola to the comfort of your home — because we refuse to miss our chance to celebrate you.

Expect real-time Q&A sessions, creative all-community activities, and opportunities to connect with current and prospective students, faculty and admissions counselors. Here’s how to make sure you don’t miss it:

  • Start by exploring our event schedule to see what’s happening and access the resources we’ve put together just for you.
  • Register for the event and RSVP for each session you want to join via the form in one of the ASW emails you received.
  • Watch your inbox on April 20-24. We’ll be sending emails to registrants each morning with links to the day’s sessions. You just might receive exclusive content, too.

As you navigate newfound pressures and try to determine your best way forward, our staff and faculty are for you. We’ll let Biola President, Dr. Barry H. Corey, speak on our behalf.

Ready to try out this online event experiment with us? We can’t wait for you to be part of it. If you have any questions, chat with us!


Questions?

Contact Ashley Perez at:
ashley.perez@biola.edu


Event Schedule

Check out the Live Session Recordings for any of the sessions that you missed from the week! 


Real Talk. Expect insider information on the college process — from current student stories to financial aid insight.

Real Talk: Current Student Stories

This season comes with important decisions and big transitions. Hear from two students who have gone before you as they share about their journeys.

Hosts: Student Ambassadors (Jermaine and Hannah)

Real Talk: Financial Aid Workshop

Securing financial aid is complex, but it doesn’t have to be confusing. Our team will walk you through what you need to know.

Hosts: Admissions Counselors


Living #AllAsOne. What’s it like to be a Biolan? How can you get involved in our community? What resources are available on campus? You’re about to find out.

Living #AllAsOne: Clubs and Community at Biola

From Adventure Club to the Student Missionary Union, there are dozens of ways to get involved at Biola. This is your chance to hear more straight from our students.

Hosts: Student Ambassadors

Living #AllAsOne: Meeting Student Needs

This information session is geared towards parents — but students can drop in, too. You’ll be hearing from the departments most responsible for student care and success, including:

  • Residence Life
  • Campus Safety
  • Student Development

Hosts: Various Departments

6–7 p.m. (PDT)

Evening Mixer: Veteran Connection

Some experiences are difficult to put to words. For these people, you won’t have to. Get to know other incoming veterans during this evening gathering.

Host: Veteran and Military Affiliated Student Programs and Services


Habits @ Home. Right now, staying safe means staying home — but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun together. Consider this community bonding, socially distanced.

Habits @ Home: Workout With Us

Looking for an at-home workout that will work up a sweat, and a community of people to do it with you? Well, you’re in luck.

Host: Student Ambassador (Jesse)

Lunch Break Special: Biola’s Favorite Tradition

Mock Rock was canceled this year — but our students will give you a taste, and help you start getting ready for next year. Choreography and laughter included.

Hosts: Student Ambassador (Anna) & Mock Rock Team

Habits @ Home: Sketch with Us

Add some creativity to your quarantine. Artistic training not required — just grab a pencil and paper and promise us not to take yourself too seriously.

Host: Student Ambassador (Noa)


Let’s Connect. Connection has to go both ways. Join conversations with our students and faculty to ask your questions and start building relationships.

Let’s Connect: Residence Life at Biola

Residence halls take life together to a new level. Get the inside scoop on dorm life.

Hosts: Student Ambassadors (Debra and Sam)

Let's Connect: Afternoon Community Mixers

Start connecting before you come to campus. We’re holding online mixers for:

  • Out-of-State Students
  • Transfer Students

Hosts: Current Biola Students

Lunch Break Special: Torrey Honors Talk

Admitted into the Torrey Honors Institute or interested in learning more about it? Join us in this session to connect with current Torrey Honors students and staff, meet each other and ask any final questions you may have.

Host: Torrey Honors Institute



Lets Connect: Commuter Life at Biola

Planning on being a commuter student and wanting to learn more about the commuter community at Biola and hear from current students with similar experiences.

Hosts: Commuter Life Students and Staff


Let’s Connect: Meet Your Faculty

Our faculty aren’t just scholars and professionals at the tops of their fields. They are mentors dedicated to discipleship. And now, you can join other prospective students from your major to meet with one of your professors.* Students only, please.

*If your department faculty are not available for this event, we encourage you to schedule a one-on-one meeting later by registering for a virtual campus visit.

Hosts: Biola University Faculty


Let’s Connect: International Student Mixer

Our students come from all over the world — and now, you can meet each other. We’re holding an online mixer for international students to talk with a current international Biola student, our international admissions counselors, and each other. Connect with us and get your questions answered

Hosts: Current Biola Students


Growing Together. Let’s talk about the topics that matter most for your future: your faith and your calling. We’ll walk through the spiritual and professional development opportunities you can take advantage of at Biola.

Growing Together: Jobs, Internships and More

Delve into the job opportunities and internships available to you on and off campus. And, explore the professional development resources Biola offers.

Hosts: Student Ambassadors (Annie and Seth)

Growing Together: Spiritual Life at Biola

We’re committed to becoming like Christ, together. We’ll cover the different kinds of chapel we offer, as well as spiritual direction, pastoral care and other resources you can explore.

Hosts: Student Ambassador and the Assistant Dean of Chapels

Your Next Steps

What's Next

Explore essential next steps in starting your Biola journey, including paying your enrollment deposit to confirm your spot for fall 2020 and accessing your Biola email account. For questions, contact your admissions counselor.

Financial Aid

Biola is committed to affordability, and our financial aid process is designed to help. Explore our payment plans, scholarships and other aid opportunities to see how we are partnering with you to make your education affordable. For questions, contact the Financial Aid Office.

    Housing Selection

    Find everything you need to know about on-campus housing, including the application process, dormitory/apartment selection, roommate matching and more. Also, tour some of Biola’s resident halls with our student ambassadors! For questions, contact Housing Services.

    Academic Advising

    Learn more about class registration, transferring AP, IB or CLEP credits, and placement exams. For tips on how to choose a major check out the video from our Academic Advising team below and use this Major Decision Worksheet to help narrow down what you're interested in. For questions, contact Academic Advising.

    New Student Orientation

    Explore the new student orientation for first-time freshman, transfer, veteran and global students! Check out the orientation checklist, Fall 2020 orientation schedule and FAQ to get you ready for your arrival. For questions, contact New Student Orientation.

    Student Life Blogs

    Get a glimpse into the undergrad life at Biola. Read about topics like transfer student life, clubs and the daily grind of being a college student — all from the Biola student perspective.

    Meet Your Admissions Counselors

    Remember, you never walk alone. Now more than ever, our team is committed to you. Whether you have questions, need help navigating the process or just want someone to pray with you, our admissions counselors are your best resource.


    Virtual Meeting Sign-Up


    Amber Nakamura
    Senior Freshman Admissions Counselor
    Ben Crellin
    Transfer Admissions Counselor

    Brian Glaze
    Freshman Admissions Counselor
    Danny Roh
    Assistant Director of Admissions Outreach and Talbot

    Deborah Kwak
    Freshman Admissions Counselor
    Emily Sagherian
    Senior Freshman Admissions Counselor

    Esther Hwang
    Transfer Admissions Counselor

    Janay Temple
    Freshman Admissions Counselor

    Karol Curiel
    Senior Freshman Admissions Counselor

    Nadia Lauren
    Freshman Admissions Counselor

    Rachel Cho
    Transfer Admissions Counselor

    Rebecca Fuller
    International Admissions Counselor

    Ty Mussack
    International Admissions Counselor


    Meet Your Student Ambassadors

    Annie
    Grade: Junior

    Major: Bible, Theology and Ministry

    Anna
    Grade: Junior

    Major: Intercultural Studies
    Minor: International Development


    Debra
    Grade: Junior

    Major: Psychology; Bible, Theology and Ministry

    Hannah
    Grade: Senior

    Major: Communication Studies
    Minor: Business


    Jermaine
    Grade: Sophomore

    Major: Communication Studies; Psychology

    Jesse
    Grade: Senior

    Major: Physics


    Max
    Grade: Freshman

    Major: Communication Studies


    Noa
    Grade: Sophomore

    Major: Art


    Rachel
    Grade: Sophomore

    Major: Interdisciplinary Studies


    Sam
    Grade: Senior

    Major: Business; Communication Studies


    Seth
    Grade: Senior

    Major: Journalism


    Resources

    Let's get practical. Here are a few video resources we think will be helpful for you.

    Blackstone Hall
    Let us show you around

    Virtual Tour. Campus is only a click away.

    Start Virtual Tour

    A Glimpse into Biola

    Biola in 60 Seconds

    Spend the Weekend in Southern California

    Why Transfer to Biola?

    Tour The Lim Center for Science, Technology and Health at Biola University


    Enrollment and Academics

    Finishing Your Enrollment Steps

    Tips on Choosing Your Major

    Housing Selection Information and Tips

    Applying for Scholarships


    Biola Traditions

    Mock Rock

    Nationball

    Midnight Madness


    Biola Dorm Tours

    Alpha Hall

    Blackstone Hall

    Hart Hall

    Hope Hall

    Horton Hall

    Stewart Hall

    Sigma Hall

    Thompson Hall

    Real Talk

    Financial Aid Workshop

    Current Student Stories


    Living #AllAsOne

    Clubs & Community

    Meeting Student Needs: Parent Info Session


    Habits @ Home

    Workout With Us

    Biola's Favorite Tradition

    Sketch With Us


    Let's Connect

    Residence Life at Biola

    Out-Of-State Student Experience 

    International Student Mixer


    Growing Together

    Jobs, Internships and More

    Spiritual Life at Biola