Classification of Students A student's classificat ion is determined at the beginning of each semester accord­ ing to the following plan Freshman 26 units or less completed Sophomore 27-56 units completed Junior 57-95 units completed Senior 96 units or more completed Community Ounior) College Transfer No student will be permitted to transfer more than 70 units of credit from a com­ munity college. No upper division credit can be allowed for courses taken in a com­ munity college. Final authority for the ac­ ceptance of transfer- credits into Biola Uni­ versity rests with the office of admissions and records. Current students taking courses at local community colleges while enrolled at Biola should request prior ap­ proval of courses in order to insure that transfer credit will meet the needs of their curriculum. No course below a "C" (2.0) will be transferred from another institu­ tion. Credit/No Credit and Pass/Fail courses should not be taken. Admission counselors are prepared to give academic advisement to those attending, or planning to attend, community colleges with the in­ tention of transferring into Bio la University. Vocational or technical courses will not be With the exception of nursing, a grade of "D" is accepted as a passing grade in a single cou rse, although such qualit y of work in general is at no poi nt a criterion of progress from level to level. A minimum grade point average of "C" is necessary to graduate. Still higher minimums are re­ quired before admission to student teach­ ing and nursing. A GPA of 2.5 is required for admission to t he nursi ng program. Stu­ dents 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 com­ pleted at Biola University as a requirement accepted for university credit. Academic Standards

Credit for CLEP general examinations will be awarded only in those areas where a general education requirement has not been met by previous college course work and only up to the amount needed to complete the requirement. (For example, a maximum of only eight units in the sci­ ences and mathematics will be released if the student has no credits in these areas.) Elective credit will not be given for the general examinations of CLEP. Credits will be awarded for CLEP sub­ ject examinations in areas not covered by CLEP general examinations provided no college credits have been attempted or earned in the same field. Students should not take English composition through CLEP. Students are advised to take the CLEP tests 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 office of admissions and records has final authority for the re­ lease of CLEP credits into Biola University. Challenging A Course In addition to the Advanced Placement Program and the College Level Examina­ tion Program, both of which may release actual units of credit toward graduation, it is possible for a student to challenge a par­ ticular course or requirement. If the stu­ dent demonstrates by his performance 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 of credit will be al­ lowed. However, for the RN. or L.VN. , units of credit may be granted based on challenge examinations. Specific informa­ tion regarding these examinations is avail­ able from the department of nursi ng. For further information see the dean, un iversi­ ty admissions and records.

for graduation. All students must have a minimum of a "C" average (2.0) in their major field. Academic Probation: Any student whose cumulative grade point average in Biola University falls be­ low "C" (2.0) is placed on academic proba­ tion. Probation indicates a period of trial and the student must achieve better than a 2.0 average the subsequent semester or face the possibility of being disqualified. A student is restricted from participation in extra-curricular university activities and the academic load will be limited during this period of probation to a maximum of thir­ teen units each semester. Students on aca­ demic probation must participate in the Learning Skills Workshop. Academic Dismissal : A student may be dismissed at any time if his grades are very low in one semester or if he has not achieved minimum grades for two successive semesters. A student who is considered for dismissal may be al­ lowed to continue on strict probation as determined by the Academic Standards Committee. A dismissed student may ap­ ply for re-admission only after a full year has elapsed. After one year, he may apply for re-admission only if evidence is given which indicates that chances for scholastic success are good. A student who has been twice dismissed may not be re-admitted. For full statement on satisfactory aca­ demic progress, please see page I I . School Honors Students achieving a semester grade point average of 3.50 or better while en­ rolled in nine or more units and whose cu­ mulative grade point average is 3.00 or better, will be placed on the semester's Dean's List For graduation honors, stu ­ dents completing their course with a grade point average of 3.50 are graduated Cum Laude. Students with a 3.70 GP.A are graduat ed Magna Cum Laude. Students with a 3.90 GP.A are graduated Summa Cum Laude. In order to graduate with honors from Biola University, at least 60 units must be earned in residence at this school.

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