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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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Congratulations on your decision to apply! You will be redirected to an external page to begin your application and will be asked to log in with a Church Account.
  • If you already have a Church Account, log in with your username and password.
  • If you have never created a Church Account, select "Register for a Church Account."
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 application.

Online university prep that leads to degrees at a reduced cost



PathwayConnect is an online, reduced-cost university preparation program that builds spiritual confidence and teaches foundational academic skills. It lasts one year, and all courses count toward a bachelor's degree.

Starting with PathwayConnect might be the best way to start your degree if you fit one or more of these criteria:

  • Worried about cost
  • Been away from college, or haven't started
  • Need to learn core academic skills
  • Desire support from peers
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This is a shared application with all other schools in the Church Educational System. To know which sections of the application to focus on, we strongly recommend you use our Application Guide while completing your application.

You will be redirected to an external page to begin your application and will be asked to log in with either a BYU Net ID or your Church account.

If you already have a BYU Net ID, you should use this to log in. You most likely already have a BYU account if you have previously applied to any CES school (BYU, BYU-Idaho, BYU-Hawaii, LDS Business College) or registered for Church camps such as EFY, sports camps, scout camp, etc.

Already have a BYU Net ID?

If you already have a BYU Net ID, please log in below. If you have forgotten your username and/or password, use the links on the sign-in page to recover them. Please do not create a new BYU Net ID.
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. The system will take you through a series of sites to get you to the Church sign-in page. (If this process is slow, please avoid clicking anything until you are asked to enter your Church account information.)

To return to your application in the future, please use the button below.

Online degrees & certificates built to improve employment



Choose from more than 30 marketable certificates that build into a focused set of bachelor's degrees, offered completely online from BYU-Idaho.

For U.S. students, skipping PathwayConnect and starting directly into a degree might be best if you fit the following criteria. (If you live outside the United States, view additional information
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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.
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  • Previously taken 60+ U.S. university credits
  • Recent experience with online learning
  • Ready to apply U.S. transfer credits to an online degree
  • Understand that bypassing PathwayConnect increases your tuition price (as shown below)
Tuition
Tuition rate for PathwayConnect:
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This tuition rate is for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Other students pay 25 percent more. Students who complete PathwayConnect keep this reduced rate throughout their degree program.
Tuition if you did not complete PathwayConnect:

$128 per credit




Tuition if you did complete PathwayConnect:
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Tuition rates shown are for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Other students pay 25 percent more.
Key Points
  • One-year program at a reduced cost
  • All courses count toward a degree
  • Courses are online, complemented with a weekly gathering
  • Prepares you to be successful in an online learning environment
  • All programs are built by stacking certificates that build into a bachelor's degree
  • More than 40 certificate and degree programs to choose from
  • All coursework is completed online
  • Fit courses around busy schedules and other responsibilities
Eligibility
  • Be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or have a close tie to the Church
  • Be at least 17 years old (with a high school diploma or equivalent) or over age 19 (with or without a high school diploma or equivalent)
  • Have daily access to a computer with high-speed internet and webcam/video chat capabilities
  • Attend weekly gatherings during PathwayConnect (one full year)
  • Strive to live by the CES Honor Code
  • Be capable of entry-level college academic work
  • Agree to live by the CES Honor Code
  • Be in good standing (academic and financial) at any institution of higher learning previously attended. And be clear of any unresolved legal action (probation, fines, listed on a registry, etc.)
  • Have daily access to a computer with high-speed internet
  • Must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in high school (or equivalent) and any previous university courses taken, or, earned a minimum 3.0 GPA in PathwayConnect academic courses (PC101/101L, PC102/102L, PC103/103L).
Application Process
  • No application fee
  • No ACT or SAT required
  • No high school transcripts required
  • No worthiness interview during PathwayConnect
  • English language assessment (for non-native English speakers)
  • Submit transcripts for all credits earned from previous universities
  • Meet with local bishop or branch president for a worthiness interview
  • Submit high school transcripts (or equivalent)*
  • Submit ACT or SAT scores*
  • Take the TOEFL (for non-native English speakers)*
Individuals who do not have access to, or who do not want to submit the required documents, should consider joining PathwayConnect , which has a simplied application process.

*Waived for students who have completed PathwayConnect or have 24 or more university transfer credits.
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NEW APPLICANTS
Congratulations on your decision to apply! You will be redirected to an external page to begin your application and will be asked to log in with a Church Account.
  • If you already have a Church Account, log in with your username and password.
  • If you have never created a Church Account, select "Register for a Church Account."
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 application.
Apply Now
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This is a shared application with all other schools in the Church Educational System. To know which sections of the application to focus on, we strongly recommend you use our Application Guide while completing your application.

You will be redirected to an external page to begin your application and will be asked to log in with either a BYU Net ID or your Church account.

If you already have a BYU Net ID, you should use this to log in. You most likely already have a BYU account if you have previously applied to any CES school (BYU, BYU-Idaho, BYU-Hawaii, LDS Business College) or registered for Church camps such as EFY, sports camps, scout camp, etc.

Already have a BYU Net ID?

If you already have a BYU Net ID, please log in below. If you have forgotten your username and/or password, use the links on the sign-in page to recover them. Please do not create a new BYU Net ID.
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. The system will take you through a series of sites to get you to the Church sign-in page. (If this process is slow, please avoid clicking anything until you are asked to enter your Church account information.)

To return to your application in the future, please use the button below.

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Application Deadlines
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Certificates & Degrees
Fall Semester (Begins in September)
Aug. 25 (Priority) / Sept. 14 (Final)
Aug. 1 (Priority) / Sept. 14 (Final)
Winter Semester (Begins in January)
December 15
December 1
Spring Semester (Begins mid April)
March 30
March 1