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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. 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 next 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

Biola is a Test-Optional University

We do not require freshman applicants to submit SAT/ACT scores. 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.

If you've taken these tests, you may submit your scores to strengthen your overall academic qualifications and reduce the need for placement exams later in the enrollment process. We do not penalize students who do not submit tests scores.

Note: International students are still required to submit one test score for proof of English proficiency (SAT, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic, or IB English). 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.


View our full list of frequently asked questions.