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BYU-Idaho Students

Home school, private school, charter school, and public school diplomas are only accepted from schools accredited by the state in which they are based or by one of the following accrediting organizations.

  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Higher Education
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Higher Education
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Commission of Higher Education
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCC)
  • Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC)
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
  • Western Association of Schools and College Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities

If your program is not accredited at the state level or by one of the above organizations, you will be required to submit one of the following in addition to your ACT or SAT scores for the academic portion of your admission review:

  • G.E.D. (more information at www.acenet.edu) Please note that BYU-Idaho uses the new 2014 GED exam. Please review the score requirements below for admission eligibility. All scores (subscores and sum score) must meet or exceed these minimums to be eligible for admission to BYU-Idaho as a New Freshman or Transfer student with less than 24 credits. 
  • Compass test scores are no longer used for application to BYU-Idaho. Other high school equivalency alternatives are being evaluated; please monitor this page for updates.
Approved Secondary Test List with Minimum Scores
Test Subject Minimum Subscore Minimum Overall Composite Score
Old G.E.D Science 45
Reading 45
Math 45
Science 150 600
New 2014 G.E.D Social Studies 150
Reasoning Through Language Arts 150
Mathematical Reasoning 150

If 24 or more semester credits (36 quarter hours) have been earned by the application deadline, no ACT, SAT, or secondary test will be required. These applicants should apply as Transfer students with more than 24 credit hours (36 quarter hours) earned.