BYU-I Students

Part-time non-degree seeking students are not eligible to earn a degree through this admission status. Non-degree seeking students may take a maximum of 9 credit hours per semester. Applicants may apply to be part-time non-degree seeking students if they are not enrolled on a track at BYU-Idaho and meet any of the following criteria:

  • Have earned a Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Married
  • 25 years of age or older
  • Single parent

* If you have previously been denied to BYU-Idaho for not meeting academic requirements, you will not qualify for admission as a Non-Matriculating or Continuing Education student until you can demonstrate that you have met the minimum academic requirement held for full-time status. See our application requirements page for more information.

Maintaining Enrollment

Non-degree seeking students are required to enroll each semester (excluding Summer Session) with no break. If a student does not enroll in any courses in a semester while on Non-Matriculating status, their admission will be dropped and they will be required to reapply if they desire to come back to BYU-Idaho.

Required Application Materials

  • Part 1 Student Information
  • Part 2 School Selection
  • Part 3 Ecclesiastical Endorsement
  • $35 Application Fee (if applicant has never applied to Ricks College or BYU-Idaho.)

Financial Aid:

Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid.

Deadlines and Processing:

There are no deadlines for non-degree seeking applicants. Admission decisions for non-degree seeking applicants are usually available within one week of submitting the application. Students interested in priority registration are encouraged to consider applying for full-time status. Please ensure all application materials are received in the Admissions office at least one week prior to the desired registration date.

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