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Steps to Apply

Application Process

  1. Apply online
    An application fee of $65 (non-refundable) must accompany the application. Pay online through the online application or submit a check payable to Biola University.
  2. Request official transcripts

    An official transcript which shows a conferred bachelor's degree and all other transcripts containing a conferred degree are required. Official transcripts should be sent directly from the school or physically delivered in an untampered envelope sealed by the institution to Biola's Office of Graduate Admissions to be considered official. In addition, transcripts with prerequisites, leveling courses, advanced standing, and any other courses relevant to your desired program should be submitted. For certain degrees, additional or all transcripts may be requested or required. Review the admissions requirements of your individual program or contact Graduate Admissions for details.

    Transcripts will be considered official only when a) sent directly from the institution to Biola, b) sent electronically through the National Student Clearinghouse, or c) physically delivered in an untampered envelope sealed by the institution. Final approval for admission is contingent on receiving an official transcript.

    Biola University Office of Graduate Admissions
    13800 Biola Avenue
    La Mirada, CA 90639

  3. Submit references as indicated in your online application
  4. Complete essays as indicated in the application
  5. Submit general GRE scores (required for Ph.D.; optional for Psy.D.)
    Competitive scores based on the score scale for the revised GRE are 302 for Psy.D. students and 308 for Ph.D. students. Students are not required to take the GRE subject test in psychology.
  6. Track your application status at any time
    You do not have to complete the application in one sitting. You can complete a portion and finish at a later time. Your information will be saved. When you apply, to guarantee confidentiality, you will be asked to create a user name and a password, and will receive a personalized identification number. Track your application status by logging in to the online application.

We will carefully review your application. All those who are considered for acceptance will be placed in a group to be interviewed and ranked before the end of March. At that time, we will offer a limited number of acceptances to the highest-ranking applicants. A limited number of applicants will be placed on the waiting list for each program. When there are no further opportunities to be placed in the program, all applicants will be notified.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Deadline Type Date
Early Action Deadline November 1 ($65 application fee is waived)
Regular Deadline December 1
Information SessionsOctober–February
*Ph.D./Psy.D. General Information Session and Faculty & Student Panels. Please RSVP under News & Events.
Interviews Will take place in January and February
Admissions Decisions Decisions will be made by the end of March