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PathwayConnect is a reduced-cost online program lasting one year (three terms) that prepares students by first building foundational academic skills and confidence. The program also introduces students to online learning and does so at a manageable pace, allowing students to become comfortable taking university classes without feeling overwhelmed.

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PathwayConnect Admissions


  • 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)
  • Attend weekly gatherings during PathwayConnect (one full year)
  • Strive to live by the CES Honor Code
  • Be capable of entry-level college academic work
  • Have daily access to a computer with high-speed internet and webcam/video chat capabilities
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PathwayConnect Admissions
Application Process
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    NO Cost to Apply
  • No_Worthiness_Interview.svg
    NO Worthiness Interview
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    NO Standardized Test Scores
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    NO High School Transcripts
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    Take an English Language Assessment
    (for non-native English speakers)
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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."
If you have previously participated in PathwayConnect, do not begin a new application. Instead, complete the Returning Student form.
Dates & Deadlines
Priority Application Deadline
August 25
First day of PathwayConnect Online Classes
September 14
First PathwayConnect Gathering
Week of September 14
Last Day of Semester
December 19
If you missed a deadline, contact BYU-Pathway Support for more information.
If I had to say one specific time I knew I was on the right path, it was that first night at Pathway.
Jeremy Brown
PathwayConnect Student | Georgia, USA
Icon_Certificate_Teal 5.svg CERTIFICATES & DEGREES

Whether students start with PathwayConnect or jump right into their degree program, they can choose from more than 40 BYU-Idaho online certificates and degrees. (BYU-Pathway provides the services, support, and curriculum direction; while BYU-Idaho develops and delivers the courses and grants the degree.) Certificates and degrees are available in the areas of business, technology, health, family studies, and professional studies.


Certificates & Degrees Admissions


  • Agree to live by the CES Honor Code
  • Be in good standing (academic and financial) at any institution of higher learning previously attended
  • Be clear of any unresolved legal action (probation, fines, listed on a registry, etc.)
  • Have daily access to a computer with high-speed internet
  • 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 program GPA in PathwayConnect academic courses (PC101/101L, PC102/102L, PC103/103L).
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Certificates & Degrees Admissions

Application Process

  • Submit transcripts for all credits earned from United States accredited universities
  • Obtain endorsements from bishop/branch president and stake presidency member OR mission president (for individuals currently serving a mission)
    • Applicants who are not members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are also required to abide by the CES Honor Code and should review it thoroughly prior to applying. Endorsement interviews for these applicants are conducted by their own religious leader or a local bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ.
  • Applicants who did not complete PathwayConnect, or do not meet a minimum number of prior university credits, will be required to submit additional materials, which may include:
    • High school transcripts (or equivalent)
    • ACT or SAT scores
    • TOEFL test scores (for non-native English speakers)

Individuals who do not have access to, or do not want to submit the required documents, should consider joining PathwayConnect , which has a simplified application process.

You will be redirected to an external page to complete your application.

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.

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Don't have a BYU Net ID?
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 and take you to the beginning of the application. Once you select the button, please wait until you are redirected to the Church log-in screen.

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Certificates & Degrees
Priority Application Deadlines
Fall Semester (Begins in September)
August 1
Winter Semester (Begins in January)
December 1
Spring Semester (Begins mid April)
March 1
Applications will be accepted after the priority deadline, and students are admitted based on space available.
[Graduating] is a dream! I cannot say how grateful and blessed and loved I feel.
Carolina Galvis
Online-degree Graduate | Massachusetts, USA