Admission, Registration and Graduation Requirements Admission to Biola University is on a selective basis and only those are admitted who are most likely to prof­ it from Biola University's educational program and its

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sions or is a continuing student who has preregistered, it is important that Biola be informed of any change in plans regarding enrollment. The enrollment deposit is non-refundable for accepted students who do not enroll.

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distinctively Christian emphasis. Because it is the purpose of Biola University to train Christian young people, the applicant should have been a Christian for at least one year. Biola University has a strongly evangelical Christian commitment and requires that an accepted applicant be an evangelical believer. However, no discrimination with reference to racial or national background is practiced in the admission policies. Biola University welcomes all applicants regardless of racial or national origin who are personally committed to faith in Jesus Christ Students who are interested in attending Biola University should request application forms from the director of admissions. Because enrollment is limited and admission is on a selective basis, applications should be made as early as possible. Decisions are made only on completed applications. Visits to the campus are encouraged. It is advisable to write or phone in advance to arrange an appointment if a conference is desired. Each semester, Biola hosts a University Day that helps acquaint prospective students with the programs on campus. The dates for these days are listed on the academic calendar. Admission to the University does not guarantee admis­ sion to the business administration, education, music and nursing programs, nor to on-campus housing. Application forms for these programs are available from the depart­ ment offices.

RE-ADMISSION A student who has attended Biola University and has dropped out for one semester or longer will be required to file an application for re-admission and pay a fee of$10. Students enrolled for any semester, but who fail to preregister for the following semester, will be charged a $35 re-application fee should they choose to return for that semester. ADMISSION OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND RESIDENT ALIENS English Proficiency It is essential that students from other countries be able to understand lectures in English and also be able to express their thoughts clearly in both written and spoken English. Admission to the University is based upon the understanding that students either already have or are actively making progress in these skills. In order that the applicant's proficiency in English may be determined, the applicant must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (f()EFL) as administered by the Educational Testing Service at the nearest overseas examination center. The minimum score for admission is a total of 500 for the undergraduate student and 550 (with a score of 55 or above for each of the three test sections) for the graduate student In addition, all students whose native language is other than English will be given an English Placement Test at the University prior to or upon a change in program to determine which course(s) (English 103, 105, 107 or 109), if any, they must take. The course(s) must be taken during the student's first semester in residence and every semester until the student has successfully passed the English Placement Test. Since admission to the University is based on the understanding that the student will successfully complete ESL sequence, students will not be allowed to graduate or continue at Biola if they do not complete their ESL requirement. A "passing" score on the English Placement Test must be achieved before taking English 110A English 110A and B must be taken following satisfactory completion of the above require­ ments. (See Department of English section.) Students who wish to take TOEFL should obtain the TOEFL Bulletin of Information for Candidates, International Edition. Copies of this bulletin and the registration form may be obtained in a number of cities outside the United States. They often are available at American embassies and consulates, offices of the United States Information Service (USIS), United States educational commissions and founda­ tions abroad, and binational centers. Students who cannot obtain locally a TOEFL Bulletin of Information for Candidates, International Edition and registration form should write for them well in advance

UNDERGRADUATE/GRADUATE PROGRAMS See the specific program for additional admission, registration and graduation requirements in the appro­ priate undergraduate/graduate sections of the catalog.

ENROLLMENT DEPOSIT Applicants who have been granted acceptance are required to remit a $100 enrollment deposit which is retained in a special account to the student's credit unit the final semester of enrollment. It will be applied to any balance owed at the time of departure, or will be refunded if the student's account is paid in full. This $100 enrollment deposit is retained as a contin­ uing pre-registration deposit to assure the enrolled student of a place in the student body. Students currently enrolled who preregister for the spring semester and fail to notify the Registrar's office before December 31 that they do not plan to enroll for the spring semester, or simply do not complete registration for the spring semester, forfeit this $100. Students currently enrolled who preregister for the fall semester and fail to notify the Registrar's office before July 31 that they will not be enrolling, or fail to appear for regis­ tration in the fall, will forfeit this $100. Whether an individual is coming as a freshman or transfer student into Biola University through admis-

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