Legal Disclosures & Select Institutional Policies

Brigham Young University-Idaho (BYU-Idaho) exists to provide an education in an atmosphere consistent with the ideals and principles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Therefore, admission preference is reserved for members of the Church in good standing.

Federal Disclosure

In compliance with applicable state and federal nondiscrimination law (e.g., Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504), BYU­-Idaho does not unlawfully discriminate against applicants for admission based upon race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. Applicants who meet the requirements for admission and agree to abide by the Church Education System Honor Code are accepted for enrollment based upon their qualifications and available space. The requirement not to discriminate extends to admission and employment. To maintain an educational atmosphere consistent with the ideals and principles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a lawful admission preference is given to members of the Church in good standing.

Questions or complaints about unlawful discrimination on the basis of sex (including sexual harassment and other forms of sexual misconduct) may be referred to BYU-Idaho’s Title IX coordinator. Questions or complaints about unlawful discrimination on any other basis listed above may be referred to the BYU-Idaho’s equal opportunity manager.

Complaints of unlawful discrimination may also be referred to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Individuals with disabilities or those who may require special accommodations should contact the BYU-Idaho Disability Services office: (208) 496-9210 (voice)

Campus Security and Fire Safety Reports

In compliance with federal requirements under the Clery Act, BYU-I publishes an annual security report and fire safety report. The report is available online on BYU-Idaho’s Public Safety Information website. Paper copies of this report may be requested from the BYU-Idaho Public Safety Office, 150 Kimball, Rexburg, ID 83460-1630, (208) 496-3000.

Miscellaneous Admissions and Enrollment Information

Summary information about some frequently asked questions is provided below. Applicants may contact the Admissions Office for additional information and should refer to the BYU-Idaho catalog for a full statement of applicable policies.

Age: Degree-seeking students applying for on-campus study are generally required to be at least 17 years of age before beginning their first semester of study. For more information on early admissions policy, please contact the Admissions Office.

Ecclesiastical Endorsements: Applicants for admission are required to obtain an ecclesiastical endorsement. An individual wishing to apply for admission who is currently excommunicated, disfellowshipped, on probation with, or disaffiliated from the Church, or who otherwise lacks an ecclesiastical endorsement, may request an exception to this policy. The burden of persuasion is upon the applicant to clearly demonstrate to the university through the information submitted that the relevant facts and circumstances warrant an exception to this policy. Requests for exception should be directed to the Admissions Office.

Misrepresentation in Application: Failure to provide complete and accurate information may result in rejection of an application for admission, revocation of an offer of admission, or dismissal from BYU-Idaho.

Deferments: Individuals who intend to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints prior to beginning study at BYU-Idaho are encouraged to submit an application before departing for missionary service.  In most cases, applicants admitted to BYU-Idaho may defer enrollment for a Church mission. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.

Privacy of Student Education Records: BYU-Idaho has an institutional privacy policy that complies with the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). This policy is found in the university catalog. BYU-Idaho is affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Church Education System (CES). It is the policy of BYU-Idaho to share students’ education records with other CES institutions as needed. Student records confidentiality policies are printed in each institution's catalog.

Second Bachelor’s degrees: Because of enrollment limitations, BYU-Idaho will not admit a student to an on-campus bachelor's degree program who has previously received a bachelor's degree.