Admissions for International Students

International Student Admission Requirements

  • Biola University accepts international student applications only for the fall semester, with the exception of F-1 transfers, Doctor of Ministry, and modular programs.
  • You must have the equivalent of a bachelor's degree from an accredited, recognized institution.
  • All admissions items must be received by June 1st prior to the fall semester for which one is applying.*

Before You Begin Your Application

Pre-application must be completed no later than February 1 for preferred consideration. The pre-application must be approved by the Graduate Admissions office before you begin your application. You will be notified of approval within 2-3 weeks after submitting the completed pre-application. The pre-application is comprised of information regarding your Christian testimony, academic background, English proficiency (TOEFL), and financial resources as part of your application.

*Please note that some programs have earlier application deadlines.

Attention: Any application for ON LINE (TESOL or School of Education) programs, extension centers (such as Kiev, or Chaing Mai), or if you hold a visa other than an F1, then the pre application is NOT necessary; therefore you can move forward to the full application.

Biola University
13800 Biola Ave. La Mirada, CA 90639