ACADEMIC ADVISING: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW MANY UNITS SHOULD I BE TAKING PER SEMESTER?
To maintain full-time student status you must take a minimum of 12 units. The maximum number of units is 18. To graduate the PR program in 4 years, it is recommended that you take 15-16 units per semester.
WHEN SHOULD I TAKE PREL 267: CAREER READINESS?
This class needs to be taken before your first internship. It is recommended that you take it your second semester of Freshman year or first semester at Biola if you are a transfer.
WHEN SHOULD I TAKE THE INTERNSHIP CLASSES (PREL 344 AND PREL 444)?
PREL 344 must be taken before PREL 444. Both classes must be taken while interning to count for credit. The course is fully online and can be taken during the summer as well.
AM I REQUIRED TO TAKE GENERAL ELECTIVES TO GRADUATE?
This depends on your catalog year and foreign language credits. Some PR majors may need to take one 3 unit elective to meet the 120 credit minimum to graduate. If you have further questions regarding electives, schedule an appointment with the PR PAA.
HOW MANY BIBLE CLASSES SHOULD I TAKE PER SEMESTER?
It’s recommended that you take one or two Bible classes per semester.
WHEN SHOULD I TAKE MY PR ELECTIVES?
Each concentration in PR requires 2 electives: one lower division and one upper division. Its recommended to take the lower division elective second semester of freshman year or sophomore year. The upper division elective can be taken junior and senior year. The list of options can be found on the degree audit.
DO I NEED TO TAKE THE WRITING COMPETENCY EXAM?
If you have taken or will take English 313, you will not need to take the writing competency. If you are on 2018-19 catalog year or earlier, contact the PR admin for more information on how to fulfill this requirement.
WHEN DO I NEED TO SUBMIT MY GRADUATION PETITION?
You should submit your graduation petition after you have completed 88 credits. This is typically your junior year.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I CAN NOT GET INTO A COURSE RIGHT AWAY?
If you can not get into the course right away when registering, still add yourself to the waitlist. Make sure to check you Biola email regularly to see if a sear has opened up for you in the class.