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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.

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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.
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Online-degree Graduate | Massachusetts, USA