How and when can I apply?

What are the requirements to participate?

How old must I be to participate?

Do I need a high school diploma (or equivalent) to enroll?

Can high school students enroll

Do I need an ecclesiastical endorsement?

Can people who are not members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints participate?

I previously earned an associate or bachelor's degree. Can I still enroll?

How/where can I find my Membership Record Number (MRN)?

When will I know if I'm admitted?

I missed the application deadline. Can I still be admitted?

Applicants who miss the application deadline will need to wait until the next available start date. To find out the next time courses begin, visit our Admissions page.

Rare exceptions to the application deadline are made for full-time missionaries who return home after a deadline has passed and for other similar extenuating circumstances. Applicants who want to be considered for a special exception must submit a request.

After I Complete PathwayConnect, Am I Automatically Enrolled In An Online Degree Program?

No, PathwayConnect students must submit a formal application to begin an online degree program. For more information about applying, visit the Admissions page or apply.churchofjesuschrist.org.

What Are The Requirements For PathwayConnect Students Who Want To Pursue An Online Degree Or Certificate After PathwayConnect?

PathwayConnect students are eligible to apply to an online degree program during their third and final semester of PathwayConnect. Students who desire to start a degree program after PathwayConnect must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Complete PathwayConnect with a minimum “B” average (3.0 cumulative GPA).
  • Obtain an ecclesiastical endorsement from their bishop and stake president.
  • Commit to live the CES Honor Code.


How Do I Apply To An Online Degree Program?

For information about applying to an online degree program, please visit the Admissions page or apply.churchofjesuschrist.org.

Where Can I Get Help Applying To An Online Degree Program?

Contact BYU-Pathway Support for help with applying to an online degree program.

My PathwayConnect GPA Isn’t High Enough To Get In To An Online Degree Program. What Are My Options?

Students whose PathwayConnect GPA isn’t high enough to get in to an online degree program (minimum 3.0) may choose to retake one or more of their PathwayConnect courses in an effort to raise their GPA. Students can also consider applying to local colleges, universities, and technical schools.

Do I Have To Enroll In PathwayConnect If I Already Have An Associate Degree, Or Can I Start An Online Degree Program Instead?

For eligibility requirements, visit the Admissions page.

How Do I Accept My Offer Of Admission To An Online Degree Program?

A few weeks after applying, students will receive an email with a link to view their admissions decision. There, they can accept or decline the offer.

If students do not receive an email, they may sign in to the CES Application to view the application progress and, if available, accept or decline their offer.

Can I Apply To Attend BYU-Idaho On Campus?

Of course! However, students who attend BYU-Idaho on campus pay the full campus tuition rate and may be required to submit additional application materials, including:

  • Essays
  • TOEFL English proficiency assessment (for non-native English speakers)
We recommend that students from outside of the United States review requirements for international students. PathwayConnect students interested in applying to come to campus should contact BYU-Idaho Admissions for details.


Course Registration

How do I register for classes?

Which course(s) do I take?

What is the deadline to register for courses?

What happens if I miss the deadline to register for courses?

English Language Assessment

What is the English Language Assessment included in the PathwayConnect application?

Why do I have to take an English Language Assessment?

Can I take the English Language Assessment more than once?

I didn't score high enough to join PathwayConnect. Can I retake the English Language Assessment at a later date?

Are there resources available to help me improve my English?

Returning Students

Do I have to start all over if I cannot attend a semester of PathwayConnect?

I attended previously and didn't finish. How do I get back in?

Transferring Credits

Will My Previously Earned College Credits Transfer To BYU-Idaho And Count Toward A Degree?

Will My PathwayConnect And Institute Course Credits Transfer To BYU-Idaho? Will They Transfer To Other Colleges And Universities?