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Academics

Our commitment to making a Biola education affordable is as important as ever. Biola’s fully remote learning experience will differ greatly from the spring semester. We have been preparing our courses for online and remote delivery, and have invested time and finances toward tools and technology in order to deliver an excellent education from home this fall. Our digital fall semester will offer the following enhancements:

  • Classes will be taught from the classroom. Faculty will lecture from familiar classroom settings, streaming in an online format using new technology Biola procured for remote course delivery.
  • Relationships and collaboration among students and professors will remain central to the online educational experience. Students will continue to receive individual advising and have access to one-on-one appointments with their professors.
  • Class schedules will primarily remain the same, with most courses taught live. Wherever possible, courses will be offered in a remote format that upholds instructional quality and student experience. Faculty will make accommodations for students in different time zones that make it difficult to be present for the live online class.
  • Frequent evaluation points will be available throughout the semester for students to provide feedback on their educational experience in order for faculty to address issues in real time.
  • At the outset of our semester of Biola at Home, only two groups of students will be permitted to attend classes in person: second- through fifth-year clinical nursing students and doctoral psychology students. Per current government guidelines, these students are allowed exemptions to be on campus because they are being educated to support the essential healthcare infrastructure.

Explore Your Options

We mean it — we want to see you this fall and we’re making every effort to make it possible. That said, we understand that challenges created by COVID-19 may make it difficult for you to attend Biola when or how you originally intended.

Our team wants to make sure you feel fully informed and supported. The Biola community is here for you. Take a look at some of the steps and options outlined below as you make your fall semester plans:

Undergraduate Students: First-time Freshmen and Transfers

  • Connect with your admissions counselor
    Our admission team is ready to discuss your options. We want to connect with you and discuss your personal journey to help find a path that works for you.
  • Defer your enrollment
    If you need to take a gap semester/year, you can defer your enrollment for the fall 2020 semester and select your new entry term for spring 2021 or fall 2021. Please note: your initial academic scholarship may change if you transfer in 15 or more credits of transfer coursework.
  • Explore our online bachelor’s programs
    Our fully online bachelor’s programs provide extra flexibility you may need during this time. Here are a few items to consider for this option:
    • Our online bachelor’s programs are 7-week, asynchronous courses suited for students with significant schedule or life commitments; whereas, our traditional undergraduate “Biola at Home” offering will be fully remote, live class sessions with your classmates and professors.
    • Our online bachelor’s community is made up of students ranging from all walks of life; whereas, our traditional undergraduate students tend to be between the ages of 17-25.
    • Our online bachelor’s programs are designed to meet the needs of busy adults with full-time jobs and/or families; whereas our traditional undergraduate “Biola at Home” offering will provide you with unique online extracurricular activities and community-building opportunities.
    • If you are interested in pursuing an online bachelor’s degree, contact your admissions counselor.

Graduate Students

Connect with the graduate admissions team at graduate.admissions@biola.edu.
Our admission team is ready to discuss your options. We want to connect with you and discuss your personal journey to help find a path that works for you.