FAQs

Who can take advantage of the English Language Program?

The English Language Program is for all students who would like to improve their English language skills. At the foundational, intermediate, and advanced level, students will need an F-1 visa.

Learn how to apply for a visa

Who can take advantage of ‚ÄčAccelerated Learning Placement‚Äč (ALP)?

The ALP option offers additional English language support to undergraduates who have been admitted to Biola University with a TOEFL (iBT) 70+ (subscores 17+) or IELTS low 6.5. ALP students take certain core curriculum (general education) classes for full credit, but they enjoy the benefit of having these classes taught by a TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) instructor who will develop both their English language skills and content knowledge simultaneously.

In addition, ALP students receive language tutoring support and workshop support to guide their learning experience.

How much does it cost to enroll in the English Language program?

The English Language program costs $530 per credit. International students who join the program with F-1 visas are required to take 12 credits per semester (four English Language courses).

View Biola University's course catalog

What should my TOEFL/IELTS score be to qualify for the English Language program?

To enter the English Language program, you will need a low-intermediate level of English. This could be a TOEFL score of 55 or a IELTS score of 5.5. To be admitted to the ELP, students must be able to:

  • Describe what they see in English
  • Introduce themselves and have small conversations
  • Know how to use present, past and future
  • Write complete sentences
  • Express opinions