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Our Spring Semester Plans

Explore our reopening plans in the pages below, which will be updated as preparedness efforts progress.

  • Academics & Student Life
    We’re preparing to welcome you back this semester with some changes to our academic calendar and class delivery model.

  • Tuition & Financial Aid
    Learn more about our spring COVID-19 aid grant and other financial aid opportunities.

  • Health Requirements
    Biola community members accessing campus this spring will need to meet established health requirements.

Admissions Updates

Biola has adjusted our admissions requirements and deadlines to provide more flexibility for prospective students and families who are considering attending Biola in spring or fall 2021. Our admissions team continues to be committed to providing unparalleled support.

See Admissions Updates

Watch Our Town Hall Events

Biola President Barry H. Corey and other university leaders want to keep you informed as our detailed plans for fall continue to develop. Watch these recordings of past live town hall events for updates and Q-and-As.

Town Hall: December 16, 2020

Town Hall: February 2, 2021

Behind the Decision-Making

Biola is making decisions based on government guidelines, expert input and reliable information. Our specially commissioned Biola University Reentry Team (BURT) is composed of highly qualified academic, health, logistic, counseling, science, safety and communication leaders — whose experience includes infectious disease research with the Centers for Disease Control.

On Tuesday, December 8, the Board of Trustees met to discuss a plan put forth by Biola’s administration, a plan developed in consultation with representatives from across the university and based on lessons learned from those outside of Biola’s community. In its meeting, the Board approved a motion to begin a safe return to campus in the spring 2021 semester.

Coping With COVID-19

Our faculty and staff have produced a range of videos and articles to serve the Biola community and beyond — offering biblically grounded guidance on topics like mental health, relationships, job-hunting, remote church and more.

Explore Resources