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Academic Transitions is a unique program at BYU-Idaho which is based on the belief that all admitted students can succeed. It is composed of carefully designed math, English, and college success courses to help bridge the gaps that many students have when they enter BYU-Idaho for the first time.
These courses are available to ALL students, but, based on entrance exam scores, some students are required to take transitional classes within their first 30 credits at BYU-Idaho. For these students, the transitional class becomes a prerequisite for the related Foundations of English 101 and/or Foundations of Math 108 classes.
New students should also register for the GS105 College Success course (2 credits) within the first 30 credits at the university.
Contact the BYU-Idaho English department with your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or (208) 496-4360.
Students with an ACT English sub score less than 16 or an SAT Critical Reading sub score less than 390 are required to take English 106. These students must receive a "B" grade or better in English 106 before they can register for Foundations of English 101.
If you have previously completed a college or university level English course, or if you have scored above the required minimum sub scores listed, you may be eligible for a waiver of the English 106 requirement.
Contact the BYU- Idaho Math department with your questions at http://www.byui.edu/mathematics or (208) 496-7521.
Students with an ACT math sub score less than 18 or an SAT math sub score less than 430 are required to take a short online refresher math course before coming to campus. Information about the course and how and where to take it is available at the following website: http://www.byui.edu/mathematics/aleks. These students should visit this web site and take the refresher course as soon as they are admitted to BYU-Idaho.
The purpose of this course is to:
Sections of GS105 college Success will be visible on the registration system on the day that new freshmen are eligible to register.
Students in Academic Transition classes are fully matriculated and the credits count towards graduation. Students may take other major, foundation, and elective classes at the same time they are taking transitional classes. The transitional courses are kept to 25 students and are taught by highly nurturing and qualified faculty members who are transitional experts in their disciplines. In addition to the individual attention given by the faculty, the math and English courses use embedded tutors in order to give each student the additional individual attention they want and need.