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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|
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 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 registration, may experience a significant delay in registration.
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.
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 http://www.biola.edu/grad/financial_aid/. 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 (www.biola.edu/grad/financial_aid). Please note: Aid award on the financial aid insert is an estimate only. Please check with financial aid for your award or sign onto my.biola.edu and look for student financials tab.
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.
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.