All undergraduate students at Biola must graduate with a minimum of 120 credits total (some majors require more than this credit total). Depending upon the total major credits required, you may need general electives to reach 120 credits. In this case, classes not listed in your major, Core (GE) or Bible block requirements will list in this section. Students in Catalogs prior to 2017-2018 are required to complete a minimum of 130 credits total.
It’s possible however, that these courses should be listed in your major or Core Curriculum requirements. See the next question for what might be happening.
A few things might be happening:
NOTE: In all of these cases, you must work with your academic department and/or the Advising Center.
You have been or will be assigned an advisor in your major (or in the Advising Center if you are undecided). You should plan to meet with your advisor each semester to discuss course planning, your academic program, vocation and calling, research opportunities, internships, and more. More information is here
Degree Audit must have a record of all classes that can be repeated for credit. If it doesn't know that a class can be repeated for credit, then it will automatically count that class only once. If the class that you took can be repeated for credit, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Please email email@example.com and we can make that adjustment for you.
If a class is failed or withdrawn, it will go into Insufficient. Classes in Insufficient may or may not count towards the GPA depending if it was retaken for a better grade. See Repeated Classes Policy for more information.
If your audit is displaying your current degree but not your current major/minor/classes, please use the Refresh (circular arrows) button to extract your data again and the Process button to rebuild your audit.
If your audit is displaying an old degree, you may have multiple degrees available for viewing in the audit. Use the steps below to view your current degree.
1. Click on the Degree field located at the right side of the header box to display a drop down of the available programs to select from.
2. Select your current program by clicking on it.
3. The audit will load for your selected program; you will see the information in the header box update accordingly
The Degree Audit system may be down for maintenance. Please check the https://status.biola.edu/ website for outage related information.
The following are the reasons a class might not be checked off:
NOTE: If none of these reasons apply, please contact the Advising Center.
BBEC 101 and 301 are Biblical Studies transfer courses from other universities. BBEC 101 is a lower division course while BBEC 301 represents an upper division course.
A few things might be happening here:
BBEC 101 is a lower division Bible transfer course. It will no longer count towards the undergraduate Bible requirement. It will only count towards graduation for Bible and Christian Ministry students. If you would like this class to count towards your Bible Requirement, you may fill out a Transfer Petition Form. However, using BBEC 101 to fulfill your Bible Requirement will disqualify you from receiving a Bible minor.
Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
A few things might be happening:
NOTE: If any of this information is unclear, feel free to contact the Advising Center.
You’re right! You don’t need P.E. Your P.E. requirement will be waived once you have finished registering and the term begins. Email email@example.com if the semester has started and it is still unchecked.
Please fill out a Biola Course Substitution Request for this substitution. We need a Substitution Request form for record keeping purposes. Once you have filled out a Substitution Request and it has been approved by your department and the Registrar’s Office, then the change will be made to your Degree Audit. Once we receive the Substitution Request, it may take 3 to 5 business days to be completed. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Exceptions (waivers or substitutions) may not apply anymore if there is a change in your major, minor, concentration, or Catalog. If you would like the exception to be reapplied, please email email@example.com.
If a substitution request was submitted for this class that is planned for future terms, we will make the substitution even if the class has not been taken yet. If you no longer plan on taking this class, then please let us know so that the substitution can be removed. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
This can occur if the major selected is not valid for the Catalog year selected. Please check the Catalog for your Catalog year to make sure this is a valid selection.It’s also possible that the major selected requires a Concentration to be selected. Hit the "Back" button at the top of the form and make your selection with a Concentration for the selected major.
Most likely the combination of items selected does not match to a program. For instance, if the Doctoral level was selected for a major that is a Bachelor’s degree. Hit the "Back" button and remake your selection.
It’s possible that the Minor selected is not active for the Catalog selected. Please check the Minor codes.
Future Catalogs can be selected once the Catalog requirements has been finalized and published and entered into Degree Audit. This is normally completed by the Spring before the Catalog takes effect in the Fall term.
After making your selections, hit the "Save as PDF" button rather than the "Process What-if" button.
Due to the program changes on a What-If audit, Substitutions and Waivers may not apply to a new program and therefore do not show on an What-If audit. Once you change your major, minor, concentration, or Catalog Year, your Substitution or Waiver will need to be reevaluated and manually applied to your new program if they are still applicable.
Class schedules for future terms may change as departments add new classes or make changes. Depending on how far out you're planning, you can wait to see if more sections get added, adjust which term you plan to take the class, or contact the academic department for advice.
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