Ready to get started in PathwayConnect ? This one-year, online program builds core academic skills and confidence at a reduced cost. And all classes count toward a degree!
- 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
NO NOWorthiness Interview NOStandardized Test Scores NOHigh School Transcripts
- Take an English Language Assessment(for non-native English speakers)
Dec. 15 (priority) and Jan. 1 (final)
First Day of PathwayConnect Online Courses
First PathwayConnect Gathering
Week of January 4
Last Day of Semester
If I had to say one specific time I knew I was on the right path, it was that first night at Pathway.
Ready to start your online degree? Through BYU-Pathway, you can earn BYU-Idaho certificates and degrees in the areas of business, technology, health, family studies, and professional studies.
- 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).
- 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.
Winter Semester (Begins January 6)
Spring Semester (Begins April 19)
Fall Semester (Begins September 13)
[Graduating] is a dream! I cannot say how grateful and blessed and loved I feel.