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For information on Biola University's coronavirus (COVID-19) response and updates, visit biola.edu/coronavirus.

Prospective Students and Families

We know planning your future just got more complicated. In light of the nationwide health crisis surrounding COVID-19, Biola University is taking proactive steps to protect our community. We recognize these changes impact our prospective students and their families — and our teams continue to be committed to providing unparalleled support. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Our campus is currently closed to the public.
    As a result, all upcoming events and on-campus visits have been canceled or postponed. However, we welcome you to explore our campus remotely through a virtual tour.

  • Your admissions counselor is your advocate.
    Whether you need to create a new plan in light of COVID-19, want someone to pray with and for you or have questions regarding the admissions process, our team is here for you. Schedule a counselor appointment.
  • You can still connect with our faculty.
    We know meeting your faculty is important for making decisions about your program. Our faculty will continue to be available to you virtually. To get to know them, schedule a virtual visit.
  • We plan to resume on-campus offerings fall 2020.
    While we will prioritize the safety of our students as the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to evolve, we do anticipate resuming in-person instruction for fall 2020. Additionally, all summer 2020 online courses will continue to be offered as planned. If you’re ready to take the next step in your education, explore our programs.
  • We continue to be a community of prayer.
    We welcome you to join us as we respond with prayer — All As One. Pray with us.
  • We plan to honor the official financial aid commitments that have been made to you.
    We know COVID-19 has created financial instability that deeply affects many of our students. We will continue to support and work with you to maximize your financial aid resources. In this time of uncertainty, our commitment to affordability remains unchanged.
  • We have postponed the undergraduate deposit deadline to June 1.
    In order to ensure our students and their families have time to evaluate their situation in light of COVID-19, we are postponing our undergraduate enrollment deposit deadline to June 1. The graduate enrollment deposit deadlines in mid-summer remain unchanged.
  • We are still issuing I-20s for fall 2020.
    We ask that international students continue to send in their required documents promptly following their admission. We also encourage you to check the current status of your local embassy in case of closures or changes to schedule.