BYU-Pathway Worldwide is excited to offer access to several new online certificate and degree options through a partnership with Ensign College, in addition to the more than
Select an option below to see eligibility details:
Current PathwayConnect Students
Current BYU-Idaho Online Degree Students
Certificates & Degrees
Through BYU-Pathway, students can now earn certificates and degrees from Ensign College, as well as BYU-Idaho.
The following new certificates and degrees will be offered through the new partnership with Ensign College:
Medical Billing and Coding Fundamentals Project Management Technical Support Engineer Communication Fundamentals Communication Core
In addition to the new programs being offered, the following existing certificates will now be provided by Ensign College, according to the timeline listed above under “Eligibility.” For all other audiences, the following certificates will continue to be awarded by BYU-Idaho until April 2022.
Existing Certificates to Be Offered From Ensign College
The application for Fall Semester 2021 (Sept.–Dec.) is open. New semesters start every September, January, and April.
To take advantage of all academic offerings available through BYU-Pathway, students should list both Ensign College and BYU-Idaho when they complete the
Because BYU-Pathway’s partnership with Ensign College is new, some systems are still in development. As we adapt to using new systems and tools, our goal will be to ensure all students have a smooth experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
For additional information, please review our frequently asked questions. If you still need assistance, please contact
BYU-Pathway includes six key decisions as part of its strategy: to be affordable, applied, scalable, focused on access, focused on completion, and embedded in the Church. We’re excited to partner with Ensign College to bring affordable and applicable education to even more students across the world.
Current PathwayConnect Students
Anticipated to be Eligible Starting September 2021
- Students currently enrolled in PC 102: Professional Skills during Winter 2021 (Jan.–Apr.) — who will complete PathwayConnect in July
- Students who will have completed PathwayConnect prior to September 2021 but have never enrolled in an online degree program through BYU-Pathway Worldwide/BYU-Idaho
Current BYU-Idaho Online Degree-seeking Students
Anticipated to be Eligible for the Ensign College Applied Communication Degree Starting April 2022
- Students currently pursuing an online degree from BYU-Idaho
The following Ensign College certificates are introductory, or first, certificates and are not
available to students seeking a BYU-Idaho degree who have already completed a certificate:
- Basic Accounting
- Hospitality and Tourism Management
- Medical Billing and Coding Fundamentals
- Project Management
- Social Media Marketing
- Technical Support Engineer
Anticipated to be Eligible Starting January 2022
- Individuals who are not currently enrolled in an online degree program through BYU-Pathway Worldwide/BYU-Idaho
your application has been accepted. This email will prompt you to select the first certificate to begin building your
Ensign College Degree
The only online degree offered by Ensign College (in association with BYU-Pathway Worldwide) is applied communication, and you would take social media marketing as the first certificate to build this degree. If you choose this path, because your first certificate AND your bachelor’s degree will both come from Ensign College, your transfer credits will be evaluated by Ensign College within your first semester of enrollment.
BYU-Pathway provides access to online degrees from BYU-Idaho in applied business management, applied technology, applied health, and professional studies. However, degrees can be built by stacking certificates from both Ensign College and BYU-Idaho. If your first certificate is from Ensign College, but your degree will come from BYU-Idaho, your transfer credits will be evaluated as follows:
- Ensign College will evaluate transfer credits that relate to your first certificate.
- However, most transfer credits will count toward elective or general education requirements and will, therefore, not be evaluated until after you complete your first certificate (see below).
- BYU-Idaho will evaluate transfer credits that relate to your bachelor’s degree.
- This is where most or all of your former credits will be applied.
- These credits will not be evaluated until after you complete your first certificate with Ensign College. (For most students, the first certificate takes about one year to complete.)
- You can conduct your own unofficial evaluation of how your credits will transfer by using this tool: my.byui.edu/ICS/Transfer_Students. (Also see general information about how BYU-Idaho processes transfer credits.)
For additional questions about transfer credits, visit our Help page.
- Complete required religion courses
- Maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher (a “C” average)
- Earn 120 credits
- Complete major requirements
- Complete required resident credits:
- For online degrees earned from Ensign College: Students must complete at least 50% of the total credits required for a degree from Ensign College.
- For online degrees earned from BYU-Idaho: Students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours from BYU-Idaho.
BYU-Pathway’s financial aid page for more information. We advise all students to list both institutional ID codes
on their FAFSA in order to have access to all academic offerings available through BYU-Pathway.
- BYU-Idaho school code (OPE ID): 001625
- Ensign College school code (OPE ID): 003672
Additionally, for students who desire a campus experience instead of online — Ensign College offers a scholarship that allows students who complete BYU-Pathway’s foundational PathwayConnect courses to continue paying a reduced tuition rate, regardless of whether they attend Ensign College online or on campus.