28 UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM
ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM Biola University, as a member of the College Entrance Examination Board, recognizes the merits of the Advanced Placement Program and will grant credit for Advanced Placement courses taken in high school. Credit will be given when recommended by the high school and when the Advanced Placement examination is grade 3 or better. COLLEGE LEVEL EXAMINATION PROGRAM Biola University subscribes to the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) of the College Entrance Examination Board. Biola University encourages trans fer students from non-accredited schools to validate certain credits on the basis of the examinations provid ed by this program. High school students with superi or records are encouraged to take the general examina tions prior to attending Biola University. Credit for CLEP g neral examinations wi ll be awarded only in those areas where a general education require ment has not been met by previous college coursework and only up to the amount needed to complete the requirement. (For example, a minimum of only eight units in the sciences and mathematics will be released if the students has no credits in these areas.) Elective cred it will not be given for the general examinations of CLEP. Credit will be awarded for CLEP subject examina tions in areas not covered by CLEP general examina tions provided no college credit have been attempted or earned in the same field . Students should not take English composition through CLEP. Students are advised to take the CLEP test as early as possible in their college program to receive the maximum value from them. Biola University reserves the right to determine the score at which credits will be released and the amount of credit awarded. The Registrar's Office has final authority for the release of CLEP credits into Biola University. CHALLENGING A COURSE In addition to the Advanced Placement Program and the College Level Examination Program, both of which may release actual units of credit toward graduation, it is possible for a student to challenge a particular course or requirement. If the student demonstrates by his perfor mance on a comprehensive examination that he has a good grasp of the course content he can be granted exemption from taking the course but no units or credits will be allowed. However, the RN. or L.V.N., units of credits may be granted based on challenge examina tions. Specific information regarding these examinations is available from the Department of Nursing. For further information see the university registrar.
CLASSIFICATION OF STUDENTS A student's classification is determined at the begin ning of each semester according to the following plan: Freshman 26 units or less completed Sophomore 27-56 units completed Junior 57-87 units completed Senior 88 units or more completed COMMUNITY (JUNIOR) COLLEGE TRANSFER No student will be permitted to transfer more than 70 units of credit from a community college. No upper divi sion credit can be allowed for courses taken in a commu nity college. Final authority for the acceptance of trans fer credits into Biola University rests with the Registrar's Office. Current students taking courses at local commu nity colleges while enrolled at Biola should request writ ten prior approval of courses in order to insure that transfer credit wi ll meet the needs of their curriculum. No course below a "C" (2.0) will be transferred from another institution. Credit/No credit and Pass/Fail courses should not be taken. Vocational or technical courses will not be accepted for university credit. Admission counselors are prepared to give academic advisement to those attending, or planning to attend, community colleges with the intention of transferring into Biola University. ACADEMIC STANDARDS With the exception of nursing, a grade of "D" is accepted as passing grade in a single course, although such quality of work in general is at no point a criterion of progress from level to level. A minimum grade point average of "C" is necessary to graduate. Still higher minimums are required before admission to student teaching and nursing. AG.PA of 2.5 is required for admission to the nursing program. Students receiving less than a "C" grade in any nursing course must repeat the course to progress in nursing. Students who transfer units from other institutions must maintain an average grade of "C" in all work completed at Biola University as requirement for graduation. All students must have a minimum of a "C" average (2.00) in their major field. Academic Probation Any student whose cumulative grade point average in Biola University falls below "C" (2.00) is placed on academic probation. Probation indicates a period of trial and the student must achieve batter than a 2.00 average the subsequent semester or face the possibility of being disqualified. A student is restricted from participation in extracurricular university activities and the academic load will be limited during this period of probation to a maximum of thirteen units each semester. Students on academic probation must partic ipate in the Learning Skills Program.
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