Graduate School Student Orientation

New to a Biola University graduate program? Find your school below to read more about getting oriented into the community! The following information will guide you through academic advising, beginning classes, orientation activities and more.

Classes begin the week of January 14, 2019.


Christian Apologetics and Science and Religion


Talbot New Student Banquet

Date: Monday, January 14, 2019
Time: 6–9 p.m.
Location: Andrews Banquet Room, in the Talbot East Building (#45 on the Campus Map)

All new Talbot students are invited and encouraged to attend. This banquet is a highlight of the seminary experience for most students, so you won’t want to miss it. Meet your faculty members and their spouses, begin to form new friendships and support relationships with fellow students and hear a word of encouragement from Talbot’s Dean, Dr. Clint Arnold. Please join us for this fun evening of rich fellowship. A spouse or significant other is welcome to attend.

The banquet is complimentary, but you will need to RSVP online by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, January 7. Please fill in all requested information on the RSVP form, including the name of your guest (if applicable).


Academic Advising

Academic advising will be conducted via phone or in-office appointments. All students are strongly encouraged to schedule advising prior to registration. Please call (562) 906-4570 to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor:

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Cook School of Intercultural Studies


New Student Dinner

Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Biola University, room TBD

You're invited to a new student dinner! Join us for an informative and fun evening — hear an encouragement from the dean, meet fellow classmates and get to know professors within Cook School of Intercultural Studies.

Please contact Patti Colombo at patti.colombo@biola.edu if you have any questions.

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Crowell School of Business


MBA & MM Orientation

Orientation

Date: Monday, January 14, 2019
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Business Building 103

Come out and join us for an orientation to kick off the start of your program. Plan to attend the orientation followed by our Crowell Distinguished Speaker Series and then students will head to class to conclude the evening.

Please contact Kayley Allen at (562) 944-4015 or kayley.allen@biola.edu if you have any questions.


MPAcc

Orientation

Date: Monday, January 14, 2019
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Billard Conference Room

Please join us for a night of information and fellowship as you meet our faculty and your new fellow students. The evening will include dinner and a time of information to make your start in the program successful.

Please contact Amanda Oakes at (562) 944-0351 or amanda.oakes@biola.edu if you have any questions.

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School of Education


New Student Mandatory Dinner and Orientation

Date: Friday, January 11, 2019
Time: 5–6:30 p.m.

ALL students accepted to a Masters program must attend a mandatory dinner and orientation on January 11 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Save the date now on your calendar and plan to attend. Failure to do so may result in being placed on academic contract. Watch for an email requesting your reply to confirm your attendance.


Academic Advising

Academic advising for online registration for the School of Education will be done by individual appointment from October 29 through December 11. Please call (562) 903-4843 and schedule an appointment with either Melinda Soto or Mackenzie Ahmadinia. The School of Education office hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

New students must meet with an academic advisor before registering for classes online. Meeting with an advisor is optional for transitioning students who have already taken credential courses as an undergraduate at Biola.

For students living outside of the area, telephone appointments will be available. During the telephone appointment, students will be required to be able to access the School of Education website.

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Talbot School of Theology


Talbot New Student Banquet

Date: Monday, January 14, 2019
Time: 6–9 p.m.
Location: Andrews Banquet Room, in the Talbot East Building (#45 on the Campus Map)

All new Talbot students are invited and encouraged to attend. This banquet is a highlight of the seminary experience for most students, so you won’t want to miss it. Meet your faculty members and their spouses, begin to form new friendships and support relationships with fellow students and hear a word of encouragement from Talbot’s Dean, Dr. Clint Arnold. Please join us for this fun evening of rich fellowship. A spouse or significant other is welcome to attend.

The banquet is complimentary, but you will need to RSVP online by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, January 7. Please fill in all requested information on the RSVP form, including the name of your guest (if applicable).


Talbot M.A. Online Orientation

All fully online Talbot students pursuing their Master of Arts must complete an online orientation prior to starting coursework. To begin, accept the invitation to join "Online Student Orientation" upon logging into Canvas, our online learning platform. This orientation will help you navigate registration and understand what to expect within your online masters programs. If you have any questions, contact the Office of Online & Graduate Student Success at (562) 777-4097 or email successcoach@biola.edu.


Writing Proficiency

Advanced skills in written composition, commensurate with graduate-level theological studies, are indispensable both to educational and to ministerial success. Students whose writing skills are determined to be inadequate, as part of the online introduction to theological research and writing, may be required to take remedial coursework.


Greek and Hebrew Exams

For Talbot students wishing to challenge the first year Greek, the first semester/year Hebrew or who are required to validate a transfer of these courses, please contact Sandra Orr at sandra.orr@biola.edu or by phone at (562) 903-4829.

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