Spring 2015 Orientation & Registration Information
Classes begin Monday, January 26, 2015!
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Orientation is required for all on campus new graduate students including those who earned a bachelor's degree at Biola University, unless otherwise indicated. Some students may be required to complete the Talbot or TESOL and Applied Linguistics Writing Proficiency Examinations and/or the proficiency exams in Greek and Hebrew (see details below). If you are required to take the Talbot Writing Proficiency Exam (TWPE) you will be notified in your acceptance letter.
New Student Banquet - Thursday, January 22, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM, Andrews Banquet Room
All new Talbot students and one guest (spouse or significant other) are invited and encouraged to attend (sorry, no children). This Banquet is a highlight of the seminary experience for most students, so you won't want to miss it! Meet your faculty members and their spouses, begin to form new friendships and support relationships with fellow students, and hear a word of encouragement from Talbot's Dean, Dr. Clint Arnold. Please join us for this fun evening of rich fellowship.
Enrollment (formerly Registration)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR TALBOT STUDENTS: There is a 12-unit limit for Talbot grad students. If a student wishes to go above the 12-unit limit, the student will need approval and should contact the Talbot department contacts for assistance (list was supplied in registration mailing and/or accept letter).
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 in the General Information section or the online inserts. It will assist you as you consider tuition payments. You may view the entire catalog. You can 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 will be distance, Modular or Doctor of Ministry students). Additional information will be sent electronically by the International Student Services Department.
Non-Native English Speakers
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.
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