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New Freshmen


High school graduates who do not have college credit or high school graduates with college credit earned while in high school (concurrent, running start etc.).To be considered as a new freshman you must meet the minimum admission requirements.

The Admissions Review


BYU-Idaho reviews applicants in five main areas: church endorsements, academic achievement, seminary, extracurricular activities, and essays. Students are expected to be worthy of a full endorsement from their church leaders and commit to abide by the Honor Code. Academic achievement will be represented by grade point average and performance on standardized tests. BYU-Idaho expects students to graduate from seminary and have a positive seminary recommendation. Applicants will also be reviewed on their extracurricular involvement and essay responses.

Endorsements from bishop/branch president and stake presidency OR mission president (for missionaries currently serving)

  • LDS applicants must be members in good standing (no probation of any kind) to be admissible to BYU-Idaho.
  • Non-LDS applicants are required to abide by the Code of Honor and should review it thoroughly prior to applying. Interviews for non-LDS applicants are conducted by an LDS bishop.

Academic Requirements

  • Cumulative un-weighted high school grade point average (GPA)
  • ACT or SAT scores (BYU-Idaho wll use the highest score submited prior to the application deadline.)
  • Home/Private School Requrements

Seminary attendance and graduation

  • Admission to BYU-Idaho is much more difficult for students who do not graduate from seminary. If you are concerned about your attendance/graduation, please visit with your seminary teacher about makeup work or other alternatives.

Extracurricular involvement

  • BYU-Idaho is interested in students with a desire to participate. This desire is often evidenced by prior involvement in clubs, teams, leadership organizations, service, Scouting, church and civic organizations, competitions, and work opportunities.

Essays

  • The essays found in the CES Admission application give applicants an opportunity to explain a little more about themselves, their unique attributes, and their goals.

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