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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 application deadline is February 15, 2021.
  3. Minimum GPA and Test Scores
    Have a high school GPA of at least 3.7 and an SAT score of at least 1320 or an ACT score of at least 29 (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).

    In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we are waiving SAT/ACT requirements for applicants. Since standardized testing opportunities are limited due to COVID-19, we will be waiving SAT/ACT scores for academically qualified Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 applicants. Applicants still have the option to submit test scores if they so choose.

    Note: International students are still required to submit one of the following standardized tests: SAT, ACT, TOEFL, or IELTS. As of April 2, 2020, the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition is available everywhere that TOEFL iBT testing is normally available, with the exception of Mainland China and Iran.

  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).