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Graduate Admissions

As you prepare to submit your School of Education application, be sure to review the application deadlines and application steps below. In addition to the general steps, there are specific admissions requirements for individual programs.

Application Deadlines

Please note the following application deadlines, dependent on which semester you want to start your program at the School of Education. Meeting our Early Action Deadline will help you qualify for School of Education department scholarships, and likely more financial aid. If you miss a deadline, please start your application and contact us right away, and we can assist you on a case-by-case basis.

SummerApril 1
FallMay 1 — Early Action Deadline
July 1 — Regular Deadline
SpringOctober 1 — Early Action Deadline
November 1 — Regular Deadline

General Steps to Apply

  1. Apply Online

    An application fee of $65 (non-refundable) must accompany your application.

  2. Complete supplemental application materials

    Log in to your application portal and click on supplemental application items to track your application progress. Via the portal you can:

    • Send out Recommendation Forms (two recommendations required, including pastoral)
    • Track Transcripts
    • Upload Essays & Other Items
  3. Verify English proficiency (for non-native English speakers or international students)

    Applicants who are non-native English speakers must verify their English proficiency by submitting the applicable test scores (100 iBT on the TOEFL exam or 7.5 on the IELTS exam). If applicants don't yet meet this requirement, consider Biola’s English Language Program. International students must review our international student admissions page for additional requirements.

    Please note that for students who have earned a degree from a school in the U.S. or a degree from an international school where the entire program’s medium of instruction is in English, official transcripts are sufficient to waive the language proficiency requirement. All non-native English speakers must demonstrate oral proficiency during interview with School of Education director.

    All non-native English speakers must demonstrate oral proficiency during interview with a School of Education director or chair.

  4. Complete program-specific admissions requirements

    Check the program-specific admissions requirements page for requirement details.