- April 20-24, 2020
- From the comfort of your own home.
- Hosted By: Traditional Undergraduate Admissions
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!
Contact Ashley Perez at:
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:
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.
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:
Hosts: Current Biola Students
Lunch Break Special: Torrey Honors TalkAdmitted 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.
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.
Your Next Steps
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Video: Tips on Choosing Your Major
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.
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.
Meet Your Student Ambassadors
Major: Bible, Theology and Ministry
Major: Intercultural Studies
Minor: International Development
Major: Psychology; Bible, Theology and Ministry
Major: Communication Studies
Major: Communication Studies; Psychology
Major: Communication Studies
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies
Major: Business; Communication Studies
Let's get practical. Here are a few video resources we think will be helpful for you.