Welcome!

The Advising Center equips, educates, and inspires students to establish curricular and life goals, achieve academic success, and value a Christ-centered academic journey.

What We Do

The Advising Center's goal and purpose is to provide students with the tools to succeed academically by providing full-time advisors as well as peer academic advisors to help Biola students reach their academic potential.

Academic Advisors

The Advising Center and an assigned faculty advisor in your chosen major work together to support your academic success at Biola. Please login to my.biola and locate your advisor's name and email address in the top section of your Degree Audit. Academic Advising before registration is now required every semester for all undergraduate students.

If you would like to change your assigned advisor, please contact your department and submit an Advisor Change Form to the Advising Center.

Important Dates:

Fall 2016

August 24 Classes begin; Convocation
September 2 Last day to complete late enrollment and payment
September 2 Last day to add classes
September 5 Labor Day Holiday (university closed)
October 17 – 28 Academic Advising for Interterm and Spring 2017
October 19 – 21 Torrey Conference
October 21 Last day to withdraw from classes; last day to receive a partial refund when dropping a class
October 31 – December 16 Registration for Interterm and Spring 2017
November 23 – 27 Thanksgiving break
December 12 – 16 Final Exam week (undergraduate)
December 16 Fall Commencement

Interterm 2017

December 23 – January 2 Christmas/New Year's Holiday (university closed)
January 3 Classes begin
January 4 – 17 Enrollment and payment for Spring 2017
January 16 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday (university closed)
January 21 Interterm classes end
January 27 Grades due

Spring 2017

January 30 Classes begin; Convocation
February 3 Last day to add classes & to complete late enrollment and payment
March 15 – 17 Missions Conference
March 20 – 31 Academic Advising for Summer 2017 and Fall 2017
March 24 Last day to withdraw from classes; last day to receive a partial refund when dropping a class
April 3 – May 26 Registration for Summer 2017 and Fall 2017
April 14 – 23 Easter break
May 22 – 26 Final exam week
May 26 Spring commencement
June 5 Spring grades due

Summer 2017

May 29 Memorial Day holiday (university closed)
May 30 – June 17 Summer Session 1 Classes
June 19 – July 22 Summer Session 2 Classes
June 23 Session 1 grades due
July 3 – August 15 Enrollment and payment for Fall 2017
July 4 Independence Day holiday (university closed)
July 28 Session 2 grades due

Academic Advising
13800 Biola Avenue
La Mirada, CA 90639
Summer Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 8AM-5PM, Friday 8AM-Noon
(562) 903-4782
We are located in Sutherland Hall