Advising is available to guide online-degree students through their certificate and degree programs. Trained advisors are available to help with course planning, graduation review, course substitution questions, and more. (PathwayConnect students seeking help planning for a future degree can receive limited advising.1)

Advisors are happy to help PathwayConnect students planning to enroll in an online-degree program. However, until PathwayConnect students are officially accepted into the online-degree program, advisors are limited in the information they can provide regarding transcripts, transfer credits, and specific class planning. For questions on how to apply to an online-degree program, visit our admissions page.


Qualify for Aid

Degree seeking students who are citizens of the United States may be eligible for U.S. federal student aid. Only courses directly related to a student's declared program/major will be eligible for federal financial aid.

  • Students can find if courses are currently applicable to their program by using the Program Applicability Tool (PAT).
  • If you feel a course should be counting as program applicable, please contact Advising.


Course Exceptions

Course Authorizations

When a student is not able to register for a course they need, typically a course authorization is needed. A student must meet the prerequisites for a course before they can qualify for a course authorization. If you would like to know if you qualify for a course authorization, please submit the course authorization form.

Course Substitutions

Course substitutions are when students use another course from a different institution to count for a BYU-Idaho course. Advising is not the decision maker in this process, but you can fill out the course substitution form to see if your course qualifies to replace a BYU-Idaho course. The individual academic departments will decided if a course is equivalent or not.

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Consult with an Advisor

Still have questions and need help?

Contact Advising