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  GENERAL ADMISSIONS POLICY

GENERAL ADMISSIONS POLICY

Brigham Young University-Idaho exists to provide an education consistent with religious and family values taught by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We admit persons without regard to gender, race, creed, religion, national origin, age, or disability who meet the requirements; who agree to abide by the Honor Code and Dress and Grooming Standards; and who are otherwise qualified based upon available space.

Individuals with disabilities who require special accommodations should contact the Office for Students with Disabilities at: (208) 496-1158.

Information on the Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990is available upon written request to the Admissions Office.

BYU-Idaho is affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saintsí Church Educational System (CES). It is the policy of CES to share educational records with its affiliates. The policy on confidentiality of student records is printed in each institutionís catalog.

Because of enrollment limitations, BYU-Idaho will not admit students who have already received a degree equivalent to the one they wish to earn.

Current and admitted students may choose to serve an LDS mission prior to enrolling for classes. Such students may be eligible to postpone admission until returning from their missions. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information on this subject.

Current BYU-Idaho students may interrupt their studies for one semester by submitting a continuing student deferment form. Students who fill out this form will maintain their admission status without completely reapplying. Students who interrupt their studies for more than one semester must reapply as a former day student to return.††††

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

To apply through the Internet, see the Church Education System (CES) home page at: http://www.ldsces.edu/.

U.S. New Freshmen and Transfer Students applying to BYU-Idaho with fewer than 30 semester hours (or 45 quarter hours) should follow requirements for new freshmen and must complete and submit the following:

  • Part 1: Student Information
  • Part 2: School Selection
  • Part 3: Confidential Report
  • Part 4: Seminary/Institute Recommendation
  • Part 5: High School Information including an Official Transcript
  • Part 6: Extracurricular Activities
  • Part 7: Student Essays
  • $25 non-refundable fee
  • American College Test (ACT) scores or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores
  • Official Transcripts from each college or university currently attending or previously attended.

Early Admit Students (any high school student wishing to be considered as a full-time student who will not receive a high school diploma prior to enrollment) must follow the same procedures as a new freshman and in addition submit letters from the following:

  1. High school counselor or principal verifying that the student can no longer benefit from high school attendance and is academically prepared and has the emotional and social maturity to attend a university or college.
  2. A parent or legal guardian giving their unconditional recommendation for early admission.

Transfer Students with more than 30 completed semester hours must submit the following information. Applicants with fewer than 30 completed semester hours (45 quarter) should follow requirements for New Freshman:

         Part 1: Student Information

         Part 2: School Selection/Scholarships

         Part 3: Confidential Report

         Part 4: Seminary/Institute Recommendation

         $25 non-refundable fee

         Official Transcripts from each college or university you are attending or have attended

Former Day Students must complete and submit:

         Part 1: Student Information

         Part 2: School Selection

         Part 3: Confidential Report

         Official Transcripts from each college or university attended since last attending BYU-Idaho.

Concurrent Enrollment Students (any high school student who wishes to be considered for admission as a part-time student while enrolled in high school) must complete and submit:

         Part 1: Student Information

         Part 2: School Selection

         Part 3: Confidential Report

         Concurrent enrollment voucher (available from Admissions Office)

         $25 non-refundable fee

         Have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher

         Have completed their junior (grade 11) year of high school

APPLICATION DEADLINES

All materials must be received, not postmarked, before the established deadline.

 

††††††††††† New Freshman

 

 

Fall Semester††††††††††††††††

Feb. 15

Winter Semester††††††††††††††

Oct. 1

Summer 1st & 2nd terms††††††

Feb. 15

 

 

Former/Transfer

 

 

 

Fall Semester††††††††††††††††

Mar. 15

Winter Semester†††† ††††††††††

Oct. 1

Summer 1st & 2ndterms††††

Mar. 15

Summer (International)†††††††††

Feb. 15

 

Where to send your application

CES Admissions Office
A-153 ASB
Provo, UT 84602
Telephone (801) 442-2507
Fax: (801) 422-0005
Email: admissions@ldsces.edu
 
Notification of Application Status and Admission
 
Students can track their status on-line at the following address at http://www.ldsces.edu.
Once the admission process is complete, students will receive a letter from BYU-Idaho notifying them of the admission decision.
 
 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS & U.S. CITIZENS LIVING IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY/TERRITORY

Official TOEFL results are required of applicants from non-English speaking countries or U.S. citizens whose high school education was not in English. The minimum score requirements are as follows:

         500 paper test (Sub score of 50 in each area)

         173 computer test (Sub score of 17 in each area)

International students must complete and submit:

         Part 1:Student Information

         Part 2:School Selection

         Part 3:Confidential Report

         Part 4:Seminary/Institute Recommendation

         Part 5:High School Information, including an Official Transcript

         Part 6:Extracurricular Activities

         Part 7:Student Essays

         Part 8:International Student Information

a)      Confidential Statement of Finances

b)      Affidavit of Support

c)      Proof of Finances

         $25 non-refundable application fee

         Official transcript in English for each college or university attended

         Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL)

ACT/SAT is not required from international students, with the exception of Canadian applicants and applicants from U.S. territories.