Current Student

Spring 2015 Orientation & Registration Information

Classes begin Monday, January 26, 2015!

Please download and review the following information:

Academic Advising

Academic Advising for registration for the Cook School of Intercultural Studies for the Spring semester 2015, will take place individually, by arrangement, with the designated faculty advisor either via telephone, email or in-office appointment.  Please call (562) 903-4844 and ask for the following advisors:

M.A. Anthropology Dr. Kevin Pittle or Dr. Paul Langenwalter
M.A. Intercultual Studies Dr. Douglas Hayward
Doctoral Programs Dr. Richard Starcher


Enrollment (formerly called Registration)

Enrollment for new and readmit graduate students is being conducted on line from Tuesday, 
January 6th at 9:00 am through Thursday, January 15th at 4:00 pm.  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 Friday, January 16th with a charge of $200.  Classes will be dropped Friday, January 23rd, 2015 if all Enrollment steps are not complete.  
On line enrollment can be found at (new students will receive their BSI [Biola Student id number] when they are accepted and NET ID’s/passwords (for accepted students) will be available the day after you are accepted at – new students click on “First time logging in”.  This will also link you to the class schedule and curriculum charts.

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 at 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 registration, may experience a significant delay in registration.

Finances and Payments

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

Financial Aid

If you have not already done so, apply for financial aid immediately. Finances exist but we cannot help you without an application. The information about financial aid is now online at Time is a factor so begin immediately. (For domestic students only.) Not all programs qualify for financial aid assistance. International students apply for financial aid by petitioning the International Admissions Counselor. Details are on line, you may visit their website ( Please note: Aid award on the financial aid insert is an estimate only. Please check with financial aid for your award or sign onto and look for student financials tab.

International Students

International Student Orientation is held in the fall only(the exception is for distance, Modular or Doctor of Ministry students). Additional information will be sent electronically by the International Student Services Department.

Biola English Placement Exam (BEPE)

The BEPE will be held on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 from 8:00 am-12:00 pm in BUSN 103.  Coursework in English may be required as a result of this exam, and these courses must be taken every semester until exiting the department.


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

Biola University
13800 Biola Ave. La Mirada, CA 90639