and Graduation Requirements
NUMBERING OF COURSES Courses numbered 100 to 299 are lower division (primar ily for freshmen and sophomores). Courses numbered 300 to 499 are upper division (primarily for juniors and seniors). Courses numbered 500 and above are graduate level. The course numbering system is designed to indicate the relative academic level of courses in this manner: 100-499 Undergraduate, baccalaureate level courses 500-700 Graduate level, normally indicating first through third year beyond baccalaureate.
Biola, name and address where the transcript is to be sent and $6 cash or check, made payable to Biola University. 2. An additional rush fee of $3 per transcript will be added to the total for over the counter requests. A transcript cannot be released if the student owes money to the University or if a payment is outstanding on any loans obtained through the University. A request for a transcript must bear the signature of the individual whose permanent record is involved. If the name is typed or printed, the request will not be honored. This policy is in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (Buckley Amendment). NAME CHANGES All name change reqµests by marriage, divorce or court order must be accompanied by a copy of the legal action which changes the individual 's name, only if tJ1e name change occurs during enrollment. EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES All groups or individuals who represent the University must manifest satisfactory cooperation , spiritual life and scholastic attainment (the overall grade point average must be 2.00), and must be approved by the faculty. PRE-PROFESSIONAL COURSES Many leading educators in the professional fields recognize that a liberal arts curriculum provides the most suitable under graduate preparation. The satisfactory completion of the courses required of all students dwing their first two years in attendance at Biola University provides much of the necessary background. Biola University offers courses which serve as founda tional material for several of the professions. There are cer tain basic courses in natural science, language and social sci ence which are required by most professional schools. To be sure that the proper courses are selected, tJie student should seek information from the professional school of his choice. Pre-Medical: In addition to tJie general courses a student interested in entering the medical field should take courses in biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. See the bio logical science or physical science majors for specific recom mendations and requirements. Pre-Legal: In addition to the general courses, a student interested in entering the field of law should take courses in modern language, political science, economics, American history and government and related subjects. Pre-Seminary: Biola University provides an excellent back ground in undergraduate education for seminary training. The requirements in general education, Bible, and major fields meet the requirements for admission into seminary. The pre-semi nary student should check his program at Biola University'witJi tJie requirements of tJie particular seminary he plans to enter.
Postgraduate level, indicating fourth year beyond baccalaureate.
In general, odd-numbered courses are given in the fall and even-numbered courses are offered in the spring. Courses ending in zero usually are offered each semester or either semester. Not all courses are offered every year. The units of credit are indicated by the number in paren theses after each course title. The University reserves the right to withdraw any courses for which there is insufficient registration or lack of faculty resources. SPECIAL NOTE Biola University reserves the right to change any and all stu dent charges, modify its services, or change its curriculum or pro grams of study should economic conditions, curricular revisions, or national emergency make it necessary or desirable to do so. FAMILY EDUCATION RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and provisions of the California Education Code set out require ments designed to govern the access to, and release of, educa tional records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their records, and to provide guidelines for the correc tion of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and for mal hearings. Students also have the right to file complaints with the FERPA Office (U.S. Dept. of Education) concerning alleged failures by Biola to comply with provisions ofFERPA. Biola University has adopted policies and procedures concerning implementation ofFERPA on campus. Copies of the policy are available in the Registrar's Office. TRANSCRIPT REQUEST One transcript of a student's record is furnished free. I. For each additional transcript after that, a $6 charge will be assessed for an official copy and a $3 fee will be charged for an unofficial copy. Transcript orders of 10 or more are granted a reduced rate of $5 per official or $2 per unofficial copy ($1 off each copy). The student or alumnus may request a transcript in person or by mail. Telephone or FAX requests will not be accepted. To make a request in person, a transcript request form must be completed and the $6 fee paid in the Registrar's office. Each mailed transcript request should include the student's name, I.D.#, date of birth, social security number, last semester of attendance at
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