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New Student Resources

As a new student, you may have some questions or need help finding campus resources. On this page, you'll find a new student checklist and some different departments and resources available to you as an online student.

If you would like to meet with one of our success coaches, please make an appointment. We are always looking to ensure we provide you with the right resources for your academic success so if you did not find what you were looking for, feel free to send us feedback or suggestions.

New Student Checklist

Explore what’s next after you are admitted to Biola University. From creating your Biola email account, paying your enrollment deposit, registering for classes and attending orientation, we are here to help you through each step.

Explore What's Next

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Student and Campus Services

Biola Bookstore

Biola's Bookstore has made it easy to see the list of required textbooks for your classes. Simply access their website and search textbooks using your Biola student ID. The system will pull up the list of courses you are registered for and their respective books.

IT Support

Biola’s IT department has various services to help you with your technology needs as an online student. Explore the quick links below for common solutions requested by our online students.

Learning Center

The Learning Center exists to provide students with academic assistance and support by providing a number of services, such as tutoring and academic mentors.

Prior Learning Assessment / Credit for Prior Learning

Biola offers options for credit for prior learning including assessment of prior learning portfolios and challenge exams. Visit the Prior Learning Assessment page for more details.

Rhetoric and Writing Center

The Rhetoric and Writing Center (RWC) is available to support students, faculty and staff in their writing. A team of peer consultants provides help with any writing assignments, research reports, graduate theses, conference presentations and conversational English, as well as providing feedback.

Student Apps & Resources

Stay connected and informed as a Biola student with tools to help you succeed. Explore the mobile apps and resources.

Academic Resources

Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar provides students with a quick and easy way to view important information about dates and deadlines for the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Canvas Help

For help using Canvas, the learning management system used at Biola, view the Canvas Student Quickstart Guide or click the “Help” button on Canvas, choose “Search the Canvas Guides” from the drop-down menu, and enter the topic in the search box.

Library

The mission of the Library is to provide access to knowledge and information to serve the research, teaching, and learning needs of the university community; facilitate the integration of on-campus and online curricula with relevant resources and robust library services; and support the university mission by fostering biblically centered scholarship.

In addition, here are services for online students.

Navigate

Navigate allows you to set up an appointment with your success coach at your convenience.

Tips for Success

Here is a curated list of tips to be successful as an online student.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

As a new student, we want to make sure that you can find all the answers you need. For next steps after being admitted to Biola, explore the What’s Next page which you will find information from paying the enrollment deposit to registering for classes.

In addition, we have also compiled some commonly asked questions below. If you still can’t find your answer, please contact Online & Graduate Student Success at successcoach@biola.edu.

How do I contact my Success Coach?

You can directly email your success coach. Find their contact information on our staff page.

How do I access Student Financials on My Account?

Log into MyAccount.biola.edu and select Student Financials. Under the “Student Financials” tab, students can see what remaining items are required for their financial aid to be processed.

How do I complete my Financial Aid Verification?

Log into CampusLogic. If you have not created a CampusLogic account, you will need to do so.