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.

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

PathwayConnect Admissions

Application Process

NO Cost to Apply

NO Worthiness Interview

NO Standardized Test Scores

NO High School Transcripts

Take an English Proficiency Assessment
(for non-native English speakers)

Apply Now

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."
Begin Application

If you have previously participated in PathwayConnect, do not begin a new application. Instead, complete the Returning Student form.

Returning Student

PathwayConnect Admissions

Application Deadlines

Event Date
Last Day to Apply March 31
First day of PathwayConnect Online Classes April 20
First PathwayConnect Gathering Week of April 20
Last Day of Semester July 25