PathwayConnect Admissions

No application fee
No standardized scores (ACT/SAT)
No ecclesiastical endorsement+
Admission Requirements
  • Be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints++
  • 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
  • Complete an English language assessment (for non-native English speakers)
  • Be capable of entry-level college academic work
  • Have daily access to a computer with high-speed Internet and webcam/video chat capabilities
  • Live within a reasonable commuting distance of a PathwayConnect location
Apply to PathwayConnect

Applying to PathwayConnect is simple. Follow these steps to start your journey today.

LDS Account

To apply to PathwayConnect, you will need an LDS Account. Please select one of these options:

Select a PathwayConnect Location & Apply

PathwayConnect is available in hundreds of locations worldwide. Follow these steps to submit an application:

If the location is currently accepting applications, you will see a blue “Apply” button.

If the location is not accepting applications, contact the Pathway missionaries listed on the page to find out the next available start date.

If you are a returning PathwayConnect student, please complete the Returning Student Survey instead of completing a PathwayConnect application.

+ An ecclesiastical endorsement is required at the end of PathwayConnect for all students who choose to pursue a degree through BYU-Idaho online or on campus. This can be obtained through the bishop of the Church ward boundary in which they currently reside. Please contact with questions.

++ Individuals who are not members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may be considered for admission if they have a close tie to the Church, such as having a family member, friend, or other close acquaintance who is a member of the Church; actively learning about the Church; or attending church meetings.