Students who w ish to take TOEFL shou ld obtain the TOEFL Bullet in of Infor mation for Cand idates, International Edi tion. Cop ies of this Bul letin and the regis tration form may be obtained in a number of cities outside the United States. They often are available at American embassies and consu lates, offices of the United States Information Service (USIS), United States educat ional commissions and foundat ions abroad , and binat ional centers. Students who cannot obtain local ly a TOEFL Bu lletin of Information for Cand i dates, International edition and registrat ion form should write for them wel l in ad vance to: Test of English as a Foreign Lan guage, Box 899 -R, Princeton, New Jersey, U.SA 08541. Because this test is admin istered only at certain t imes, the cand idate for admiss ion should make inqu iry as to the testing dates wel l in advance of the date of anticipated matriculat ion in the United States. Financial Responsibility of International Students: All applicants for admission to Biola University must establish the degree of their financial respons ibility to meet the costs of an educat ion in the United States. The student must supply information at test ing to his abil ity to provide United States do llars in the minimum amount re qu ired to support the costs of tu it ion and room and board, in excess of the cost of a round trip fare from his native country. Applicants who do not have the finances to pay all of their expenses must come un der the sponsorship of an approved mis sion or other approved agency. Sponsor sh ip must include financial respons ibility to ward the sponsored student. Emp loyment: Foreign students admitted to the United States on a student visa are requ ired by law to be registered as ful l time students, carrying a minimum of 12 credit units of academic work. No off campus employment is permitted such a student without written permission of the United States Immigration authorities. Such permission is seldom granted
General University Adniission, Registration and Graduation Requirenients
the spring semester, forfeit this $50. Stu dents currently enrolled who pre- register for the fall semester and fail to notify the registrar before July 3 I that they will not be enrolling, or fail to appear for registra tion in the fall, will forfeit this $50. Whether an individual is coming as a freshman or transfer student into Biola University through admissions or is a con tinu ing student who has pre-registered, it is important that Biola be informed of any change in plans regard ing enrollment. The enrol lment deposit is non-refundable for accepted students who do not enroll. Re-Admission A student who has attended Biola Uni versity and has dropped out for one se mester or longer w ill be required to file an applicat ion for re-admission and pay a fee of $5. Students enrolled for any semester, but who fa il to pre-register for the fo llow ing semester, w ill be charged a $25 re-ap plication fee should they choose to return for that semester. Admission of International Student s and Resident Aliens Engli sh Proficiency: It is essential that students from other countries be able to understand direct ions and lectures in En glish and also to be ab le to express the ir thoughts clearly in spoken English immed i ately upon arrival on campus. In order that the applicant's proficiency in English may be determined, the applicant must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) as administered by the Educa t ional Test ing Service at the nearest over seas examinat ion center. The minimum score for admission is a total score of 500 for the undergraduate student and 550 for the graduate student. Undergraduate stu dents whose native language is other than English must take and pass EN I07 (English as a Second Language) their first semester in residence. English I I0A and B must be taken fol lowing satisfactory completion of Engl ish I07. (See page 42.)
Admission to Biola University is on a selective basis and only those are admitted who are most likely to profi t from Biola University's educat ional program and its distinctively Christian emphasis. Because it is the purpose of Biola Uni versity to train Christian young people, the applicant should have been a Christian for at least one year. Biola University has a strongly evangeli: cal Christian commitment and requires that an accepted applicant be an evangeli cal believer. However, no discrimination with reference to racial or national back ground is practiced in the admission poli cies. Biola University welcomes all appli cants regardless of racial or national origin who are personally committed t o faith in Jesus Christ. Students who are interested in attending Biola University should request application forms from the dean of admiss ions. Visits to the campus are encouraged . It is advis able to write or phone in advance to ar range an appoi ntment if a conference is desired . Each semester, Biola University host s a College Day that helps acquaint prospective students with the programs on campus. The dates for these days are listed on the academic calendar. Because enrol lment is limited and admission is on a selective basis, applications should be made as early as possible. Decisions are made only on complet ed appl ications.
Admission to the university does not guarantee admission to the nursing pro grams, music programs, nor to on-campus housing. Application forms for these pro grams are available from the department offices. Undergraduate/Graduate Programs See the specific program for additional admission, registration and graduation re quirements in the appropriate undergrad uate/ graduate sections of the catalog. Enrollment Deposit Applicants who have been granted ac ceptance are required to remit a $50 en rol lment deposit which is retai ned in a spe cial account to the student's credit until the fi nal semester of enrollment. (The enroll ment deposit for Rosemead appl icants is $100.00.) 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 $50 enrollment deposit is retained as a cont inuing pre-registration deposit to assure the enrolled student of a place in the student body. Students cu r rently en rolled who pre-register for the spring se mester and fail to notify the director of records before December 3 I that they do not plan to enrol l for the spring semester, or simply do not complet e registration for
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