Undergraduate Progranis, Adniission, Registration and Graduation Requirenients
date credits through the College Level Ex amination Program or through consultation. Information on procedure available from the admissions and records office. Provisional credit for liberal arts courses from non-accredited institutions will be granted in accordance with the poli cies of state colleges or universities of the state in which the institution is located from which credit is being transferred. Provisional credit is considered validated only when the student performs at the "C" level or better following his enrollment in Biola University. Transfer students will not be required to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test or the ACT if given sophomore classification upon entrance (requires 27 semester units of accepted credits). However, all transfer students entering nursing or education must have the SAT or the ACT Biola University will accept correspon dence cred it from regionally accredited or recognized schools. The maximum al lowed is 15 semester units of credit. The maximum limit for recognized correspon dence courses in Bible is six units. Advanced Placement Program Biola Universit y, as a member of the College Entrance Exami nation Board, rec ognizes the merits of the Advanced Place ment Program and will grant credit for Advanced Placement courses taken in high school. Credit will be given when recom mended by the high school and when the Advanced Placement examination is grade 3 or better. College Level Examination Program Biola University subscribes to the Col lege Level Examination Program (CLEP) of the College Entrance Examination Board. Biola University encourages transfer stu dents from non-accredited schools to vali date certain credits on the basis of the ex aminations provided by this program High school students with superior records are encouraged to take the general examina tions prior to attending Biola University.
5. The scores of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) of the College Entrance Exami nation Board or the ACT must be submit ted. Information regarding testing dates may be secured from a high school coun selor. Applicants are encouraged to take the SAT or the ACT no later than the Jan uary testing dat e. SAT is preferred. Notification Certificates notifyi ng applicants of the ir admission status are mailed on a rolling ba sis. Freshmen applicants with at least a 3.0 ("B") average through grade I I and ac ceptable test scores may be notified of ac ceptance prior to receipt of their seventh semester transcript. Applicants who are granted acceptance are requ ired to vali date their acceptance by the payment of a non-refundable enrollment deposit of $50. Accompanyi ng the certificate of accep tance will be a health form which must be properly completed by both the applicant and the applicant's physician. A medical consent form is also requi red of single stu dents under the age of eighteen at the time of entrance. Transfer Students Transfer students must present the same application forms and transcripts as those applying for freshman stand ing. The transcript from the last school attended must bear the statement of honorable dis missal. The office of admissions and records has final authority for the release of transfer credits into Biola University. Transfer students with less than 27 se mester units of regular college work must qualify for admission on the basis of both their high school and their college record. A mi nimum grade average of "C" (200) is required on all work attempted at the col lege level. Those transferring with 27 se mester units or more of college work will be considered on the basis of their col lege grades (high school graduation transcript is still required). Transfer students coming from institu tions which are not accredited nor recog nized may be given the opportunity to vali-
High School Record An applicant for regular standing must be a graduate of a recognized high school with a scholastic record (including SAT or ACT scores) which indicates ability to pur sue higher education successfully. The applicant must have I 6 acceptable high school units (one unit equals one year in a course), 12 of which should be spread over the academic areas of English (3), so cial studies (2), mathematics (2), science (including a laboratory science) ( I ), foreign language (minimum of 2; recommend 4) and related areas. Prospective students in terested in the nursing program must take chemistry and algebra in high school. Applicants are urged to have at least two years in one foreign language in high school. The applicant with four years of the same language in high school wil l not have to take any foreign language unless majoring in Bible which requires Greek. Those with no foreign language in high school or wishing to begin a new language in college to meet t he general educati on requi rement, must take twelve un its (3 se mesters) of a foreign language for most majors. Catalog information regarding each major will indicate any exceptions to this rule.
Procedure The following must be filed in seeking admission: I . The personal application form, including an identification picture. The application for admission must be accompanied by a $25 non-refundable application fee. 2. An official high school transcript. The applicant should request the high school to send this directly to the director, admis sions. 3. An official transcript sent directly to the director of admissions from each school the applicant has attended since high school. This includes schools attended for even part of a semester. Those applying to the education or nursing programs should have an additional copy of each school's transcript sent directly to the appropriate department. 4. Two personal references: one from the applicant's pastor or someone on the pas toral staff who knows the applicant and one from the school last attended or from an employer if t he applicant has been out of school for at least one year and has been working.
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