Spring 2017 Orientation and Registration

Classes Begin Monday, January 30, 2017!

 Please review the following important information:

Early Registration (class selection Phase I)

Registration for new, deposited (Confirmed) Graduate students will take place from November 9 – December 16. This is available to eligible new students (special students are not eligible for Phase I). We will do our best to ensure you are able to take advantage of this process, however, you can still begin at Phase II (enrollment – choosing classes or finalizing your schedule, paying your down payment, signing up for a payment plan), if Phase I does not work for you.

Registration and enrollment can be found at my.biola.edu.

NEW STUDENTS: If you have not already signed into the student portal, please click on “First time logging in” to obtain your Net ID and password. This will also take you to the class schedule and curriculum charts.


Enrollment (formerly called Registration or Phase II)

Enrollment for new and readmit graduate students will be held from Wednesday, January 4 at 9:00am through Tuesday, January 17 at 4:00pm. To avoid a late enrollment fee, all steps, including down payment, must be completed by the deadline. (Please note: if you choose to use the down payment method you MUST also sign up for a payment plan at the same time). Late enrollment begins Wednesday, January 18th with a charge of $200. Classes will be dropped Friday, January 27, 2017 if Enrollment steps are not complete.

Online enrollment can be found at my.biola.edu


Enrollment Deposit

All accepted students must submit an Enrollment Deposit of $100, unless otherwise indicated in your acceptance letter/notice to approved applicants.  (International students are required to submit a total of $2,000 in order to issue the I-20).  The deposit allows the admissions office to transfer electronic data to other offices on campus.  Submit the deposit as soon as possible upon acceptance.  The deposit is not a fee.  The funds stay on your account until you graduate or leave the university.  At that time it will be refunded or credited toward your school bill. However, if you do not attend after submitting your deposit, the $100 is non-refundable.  The deposit can be paid by debit/credit card at my.biola.edu student financial tab (please follow instructions). We also accept cash, check, money order or wire.
Those who do not submit the deposit before the start of on-line enrollment may experience a significant delay in registration.

Finances and Payments

Please familiarize yourself with the information regarding finances and payments in the Catalog (General Information section) or within the online inserts.  It will assist you as you consider tuition payments.  You may also view the entire catalog here and estimate your down payment here.

The Financial Aid office is best able to help you after you have applied for aid. If you have not already done so, it's best to apply immediately (domestic students only). International students apply for financial aid by petitioning the International Admissions Counselor. Details are on their website. Please note: Aid award on the financial aid insert is an estimate only. Please check with the Financial Aid office for the exact amount of your award.
Phone: 562-903-4742

Spring 2017 Orientation and Welcome Dinner

New Student Welcome Dinner - Thursday, January 26, 2017;  5:00pm - 8:00pm
Café Banquet Room #23 on the Campus Map 

Please join us for this fun evening of fellowship, designed to introduce you to faculty members and fellow students. All new students of the Cook School of Intercultural Studies and their guests are invited and encouraged to attend this welcome dinner. Enjoy delicious food while getting to know the professors, who will offer insights on how to be successful during your time at Biola. Begin to build friendships with fellow students and hear a word of encouragement from your Dean, Dr. Bulus Galadima. You won't want to miss this!

RSVP by January 21 to Patti Colombo at csicsgrad@biola.edu


International Student Orientation

International Student Orientation is held in the fall only and is mandatory for all on campus international students (the exception is for distance, modular or Doctor of Ministry students). Additional information regarding orientation will be sent electronically by Global Student Programs & Development (GSPD). 


We look forward to having you study with us! Contact your Graduate Admissions Counselor in the Office of Graduate Admissions at (800) 652-4652 if you desire further assistance within the application process.

Biola University
13800 Biola Ave. La Mirada, CA 90639