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Admissions Process

The Stewart Science Honors Program is a highly selective program, open to 12 incoming undergraduates each fall who are selected based on GPA, test scores and an application with essay questions.

To be considered for Stewart Science Honors Program, applicants must:

  1. Biola University application
    Apply to Biola University
    and receive acceptance.
  2. Stewart Science Honors application
    Complete a separate application to the Stewart Science Honors Program. The priority application deadline is March 15. Late applications will still be considered if there's room in the program.
  3. Minimum GPA and Test Scores
    A typical applicant to the program has a GPA of at least 3.5; however we take a holistic approach to reviewing each application on several merits including GPA, high school coursework, extracurricular activities, standardized test scores (where available), and interviews. Once accepted to the program, Stewart Scholars must maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.5 and demonstrate a high level of excellence and participation in all aspects of the program.
  4. Academic level
    Be an incoming freshman or a freshman transfer student with 15 or fewer credits.
  5. Declare a major
    Plan to declare a major in the School of Science, Technology and Health (including biochemistry, biological science, chemistry, communication sciences and disorders, computer science, engineering physics, human biology, kinesiology, mathematics, nursing, physical education, physical science or physics).