Online registration for Fall 2020 pushed back

Academic Advising is fully staffed and registration will begin April 2.

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Marlena Lang // THE CHIMES

Ashley Grams, News Editor

Biola University’s Office of the Registrar pushed back Fall 2020 class registration in light of the coronavirus and the university’s transition to remote learning, the university announced via a campus-wide email on March 27. Fall registration will now take place beginning April 2.

On March 30, the original start date of registration, students received an updated time ticket on My Account indicating the new time they are eligible to pick classes.

REMOTE ADVISING

The Office of Academic Advising is still fully staffed and prepared to help students remotely through email and video conferencing. Their services still include graduation plans, declaring or changing majors and minors and overall academic success.

“Students can make appointments with us via Handshake,” said Director of Academic Advising and Success Amanda Jordan in an email. “Once approved, we are setting up Google Meet video conferencing to conduct our appointments. Google Meet doesn’t require any downloads and allows for screen sharing important documents.”

NO REGISTRATION HOLDS

Students will no longer have holds on their account due to “graduation petition holds, account balance holds or health center holds,” the initial email announcement stated. All holds have been lifted until May 18, but will still need to be dealt with prior to final registration for the semester of Fall 2020. 

RETAINING NORMALCY

Jordan advised students to move forward with their plans for next semester and retain as much normalcy as possible during this time. 

“We advise students to plan for the fall semester as if they will be back on campus,” Jordan said. “Students have access to change their schedule all summer long and through the first week of fall classes, so adjustments can always be made.”

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