Torrey Honors Admissions Process

Step 1: Apply to Biola University

Torrey Honors is the honors undergraduate program of Biola University. You do not need to apply to Biola Univeresity before you can apply to the Torrey Honors Institute, but students will not be admitted to Torrey Honors unless they are also admitted to Biola University.

We have a limited number of spaces in our program. For this reason, we encourage you to submit your Torrey Honors application as early as possible, even if you have not heard back regarding your Biola application.


Step 2: Apply to Torrey Honors

All prospective Biola University students who have one or more of the following are invited to apply to the Torrey Honors Institute:

  1. A GPA of 3.8 and higher
  2. A combined SAT of at least 1250 (Old SAT: 1800)
  3. A composite ACT of at least 25

Please note that the Torrey application requires short essay responses. Responses ought to be well-crafted and well-edited. 

We recommend writing and editing your responses in a separate, savable document before submitting your application. A strong candidate will submit thoughtful responses of 3-4 paragraphs per question. 

Still have questions? We're happy to help! Check out the FAQ on the right, or contact us at


Step 3: Interview with THI Admissions Committee

Only half of Torrey's applicants proceed to the final interview round.

Per committee review and recommendation of your application, select candidates will be contacted to schedule a group or phone interview to determine suitability for the program.


Step 4: Notification & Confirmation

After completing an interview, students will be notified of their admission status within two weeks. Students may either be admitted, denied, or place on an admissions waitlist. 

Students selected to participate must notify Torrey Honors of their intent to enroll by May 1. If you are accepted after May 1, please inform us of your intention to enroll as quickly as possible. If you missed the May 1st deadline, please contact us (information below).


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