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Prospective Students and Families

As you prayerfully plan for your future, know that the Biola community is committed to supporting you as you explore our programs, student life and more. We know the COVID-19 pandemic has presented unique challenges to your college search, but our admissions team is excited to offer several safe and engaging ways to see if Biola is the right place for you.

Learn more about campus visit opportunities, counselor appointments and more. If you're interested in learning about the nexts steps in your Biola journey, visit our What's Next page for more information.

Admissions Requirement Updates

We are waiving SAT/ACT requirements for first-year undergraduate applicants

Since standardized testing opportunities have been canceled due to COVID-19, we will be waiving SAT/ACT scores for academically qualified Spring 2022 applicants. The admissions office will continue to make admissions offers and award academic scholarships based on students' academic achievement, spiritual commitment and their ability to succeed at Biola.

Please note: This standardized testing exception is limited to ACT/SAT. International students are still required to demonstrate English-language proficiency by their TOEFL or IELTS scores. As of April 2, 2020, the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition is available everywhere that TOEFL iBT testing is normally available, with the exception of Mainland China and Iran. To request a special circumstance review, please contact

We are accepting "Pass/Fail” coursework for undergraduate applicants

In lieu of a letter grade, we are accepting "Pass/Fail” high school and college credit for coursework completed in Spring 2020 or Summer 2020 by incoming freshmen and transfers, assuming the course is otherwise transferrable.


Find more details about our semesters below, or view our full list of frequently asked questions.