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Icon_Preferred Path_Gold.svg PREFERRED PATH

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.

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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."

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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.

Returning Student
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    ACT/SAT Scores
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    Worthiness Interview
    (during 1st 3 terms)
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    Cost to Apply
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Benefits
BYU-Pathway Worldwide provides access to spiritually based degrees completely online at an affordable price.

  • Completely online
  • Supportive environment through weekly gatherings
  • Builds confidence
  • Increased spiritual learning
  • No ACT/SAT required for admission

Eligibility Requirements

The following are requirements for admission to BYU-Pathway Worldwide via the preferred path:
  • 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/secondary school diploma or equivalent) or age 19 and older (with or without a secondary school diploma or equivalent)
  • Attend weekly gatherings (either online or in person) during the first three semesters of your degree program
  • Strive to live by the CES Honor Code *
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    The first year of a degree program is called PathwayConnect. After PathwayConnect, students must...
  • Be capable of university-level academic work
  • Complete an English proficiency assessment (for non-native English speakers)
  • Have daily access to a computer with high-speed internet and webcam/video chat capabilities

After the first six courses of your degree program (also known as PathwayConnect ), you will need to have fulfilled the following requirements:

  • Earn a cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA ("B") in your first three academic courses
  • Meet with your local Church leaders for a worthiness interview to get an ecclesiastical endorsement
  • Submit transcripts for transfer credit evaluation
  • 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.)
Apply Now
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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."

Begin Application


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.

Returning Student
Application Deadlines
Winter Semester (Begins in January)
Dec. 15 (Priority) / Jan. 1 (Final)
Spring Semester (Begins mid April)
March 30 (Priority) / April 16 (Final)
Fall Semester (Begins in September)
Aug. 23 (Priority) / Sept. 10 (Final)
Icon_Advanced Path_Teal.svg ADVANCED PATH
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 the preferred path, which begins with PathwayConnect. For international students particularly, the requirements for admission to PathwayConnect are simpler and more affordable.
(If you previously completed PathwayConnect, click here for information about next steps to continue your degree.)

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    Higher price than the preferred path
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    Completely Online
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    Worthiness interview required
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    Submit ACT/SAT scores
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Eligibility

The following are requirements for admission to BYU-Pathway Worldwide via the advanced path:

  • 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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Application Process
  • Meet with your local Church leaders for a worthiness interview to get an ecclesiastical endorsement
  • Submit additional materials, which may include:
    • High school/secondary transcripts (or equivalent)
    • ACT/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 start with the preferred path (outlined above), which has a simplified application process.
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APPLICATION GUIDE
The application via the advanced path is a shared application with all 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 the application for the advanced path.

Application Deadlines
Winter Semester (Begins in January)
Dec. 1 (Priority) / Jan. 1 (Final)
Spring Semester (Begins mid April)
March 1 (Priority) / April 16 (Final)
Fall Semester (Begins in September)
Aug. 1 (Priority) / Sept. 10 (Final)
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Ready to continue your degree beyond PathwayConnect?

Review the following information:

Eligibility

In order to continue in your degree program after completing PathwayConnect, you must fulfill the following requirements:

  • 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.)
  • Earned a minimum 3.0 program GPA in PathwayConnect academic courses (PC101/101L, PC102/102L, PC103/103L).

You will be redirected to another page to complete your application.

To know which sections of the application to focus on, we recommend you use our Application Guide while completing your application.

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Process
Because your degree will come from BYU-Idaho or Ensign College, you need to complete an additional application in order to continue your degree program. This application will require the following:
  • 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.
Application Deadlines
Event
Priority Deadline
Final Deadline
Winter Semester (Begins January 6)
Dec. 1 (Priority) / Jan. 1 (Final)
January 1
Spring Semester (Begins April 19)
March 1 (Priority) / April 16 (Final)
April 16
Fall Semester (Begins September 13)
Aug. 1 (Priority) / Sept. 10 (Final)
September 10

We encourage you to apply by the Priority Deadline in order to have time to receive other services you may need, such as financial aid, transfer credit evaluation, and advising, as well as better course selection.