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    Low Priced
    Costs significantly less than other schools
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    Online
    All degrees are completely online
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    Spiritual
    Higher education combined with spiritual learning

THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO START A DEGREE:

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Preferred Path
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NEW APPLICANTS
You will be redirected to an external page to begin your application and will be asked to login with a Church Account.
  • If you already have a Church Account, login with your username and password.
  • If you have never created a Church Account, select "Register for a Church Account."

Begin Application

FORMER PATHWAYCONNECT STUDENTS
If you have previously completed one or more courses in PathwayConnect, but didn't finish, do not begin a new application. Instead, completed the Returning Student form.

Returning Student

If you have completed PathwayConnect and are applying to continue your degree program, apply by selecting the button below. (If you want more information before you apply, click here .)

Continuing to a Degree
FORMER PATHWAYCONNECT STUDENTS
If you have previously completed one or more courses in PathwayConnect, do not begin a new application. Instead, complete the Returning Student form.
The preferred path to a degree begins with PathwayConnect and is recommended for most students. No ACT/SAT required for admission. PathwayConnect includes foundational academic and religion courses that help students see increased success, and all courses count toward your degree.

  • Reduced tuition cost for entire degree
  • Completely online
  • Strengthens confidence
  • Increased spiritual learning
  • Simplified admission process
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NEW APPLICANTS
You will be redirected to our online degree application and will be asked to log in with your Church Account. Please use the Application Guide while completing the application.

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CURRENT OR FORMER PATHWAYCONNECT STUDENTS
Students who completed or are completing PathwayConnect and are applying to continue their degree program should apply by selecting the button below. (If you want more information before you apply, click here .)

Continuing to a Degree
Don't have a BYU Net ID? Log in with your Church Account.

If you have never created a BYU Net ID, use the button below and log in using your Church account. This will automatically create a BYU Net ID for you. Once you select the button, please wait until you are redirected to the Church log-in screen. You can also use this link to return to your application.
The advanced path to a degree requires a more detailed application process (including submission of ACT/SAT scores) and is primarily for U.S. students with significant previous university and online learning experience. *
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Information for International Students


Students who live in countries outside the United States or Canada are encouraged to start their degree program through PathwayConnect instead of applying to begin a degree program directly. For international students particularly, the requirements for admission to PathwayConnect are simpler and more affordable.


  • Low tuition, but higher cost than starting with PathwayConnect
  • Completely online
  • Worthiness interview required
  • Submit ACT/SAT scores
Tuition
Price for preferred degree path: *
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This is the tuition rate in the United States for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Other students pay 25 percent more. Students whose native language is not English qualify for a lower rate. Prices in other countries vary.

Students who start their degree through PathwayConnect pay a reduced cost throughout their entire degree program!

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Price for advanced degree path: *
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This is the tuition rate in the United States for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who did not first complete PathwayConnect. Other students pay 25 percent more.

$128.00 USD per credit


Eligibility
    • Have access to a computer with internet
    • Attend weekly gatherings (online or in person) for three semesters
    • Be capable of university-level courses
    • Must meet a minimum level of English proficiency

    Additional requirements must be fulfilled in order to continue your degree beyond PathwayConnect. See more about eligibility and additional requirements.
    • Have access to a computer with internet
    • Agree to the CES Honor Code
    • Have earned a GPA of 2.0 or higher in high school and any university courses — OR — have earned a minimum 3.0 GPA in PathwayConnect .

    See additional eligibility requirements
    Application Process
    • No ACT or SAT required
    • No application fee
    • No worthiness interview required during the first three semesters
    • English language assessment (for non-native English speakers)
    • Transfer credit evaluation is outlined here
    • Submit ACT or SAT scores *
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      Waived for students who have completed PathwayConnect or have 24 or more university transfer credits.
    • No application fee
    • Have a worthiness interview
    • Submit previous transcripts
    • Submit high school transcripts (or equivalent) *
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      Waived for students who have completed PathwayConnect or have 24 or more university transfer credits.
    • Take the TOEFL (for non-native English speakers) *
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      Waived for students who have completed PathwayConnect or have 24 or more university transfer credits.
    • Transfer credit evaluation is outlined here

    See more about application process
    Apply Now
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    NEW APPLICANTS
    You will be redirected to an external page to begin your application and will be asked to login with a Church Account.
    • If you already have a Church Account, login with your username and password.
    • If you have never created a Church Account, select "Register for a Church Account."

    Begin Application

    FORMER PATHWAYCONNECT STUDENTS
    If you have previously completed one or more courses in PathwayConnect, but didn't finish, do not begin a new application. Instead, completed the Returning Student form.

    Returning Student

    If you have completed PathwayConnect and are applying to continue your degree program, apply by selecting the button below. (If you want more information before you apply, click here .)

    Continuing to a Degree
    FORMER PATHWAYCONNECT STUDENTS
    If you have previously completed one or more courses in PathwayConnect, do not begin a new application. Instead, complete the Returning Student form.
    Apply Now
    x
    NEW APPLICANTS
    You will be redirected to our online degree application and will be asked to log in with your Church Account. Please use the Application Guide while completing the application.

    Log In with Church Account

    CURRENT OR FORMER PATHWAYCONNECT STUDENTS
    Students who completed or are completing PathwayConnect and are applying to continue their degree program should apply by selecting the button below. (If you want more information before you apply, click here .)

    Continuing to a Degree
    Don't have a BYU Net ID? Log in with your Church Account.

    If you have never created a BYU Net ID, use the button below and log in using your Church account. This will automatically create a BYU Net ID for you. Once you select the button, please wait until you are redirected to the Church log-in screen. You can also use this link to return to your application.

    Students who completed PathwayConnect and are applying to continue their degree program should review the requirements and apply here .


    Application Deadlines
    Event
    PREFERRED PATH
    ADVANCED PATH
    Winter Semester (Begins in January)
    Dec. 15 (Priority) / Jan. 1 (Final)
    Dec. 1 (Priority) / Jan. 1 (Final)
    Spring Semester (Begins mid April)
    March 30 (Priority) / April 16 (Final)
    March 1 (Priority) / April 16 (Final)
    Fall Semester (Begins in September)
    Aug. 23 (Priority) / Sept. 10 (Final)
    Aug. 1 (Priority) / Sept. 10 (Final)