Pathway is designed to give students the confidence and skills necessary to succeed in college. Upon completing the program, students are given the opportunity to continue their education and pursue a BYU-Idaho degree online. BYU-Idaho's Online Degree Programs allow you to gain an education entirely online and according to your schedule.



Pathway students may qualify for enrollment into BYU-Idaho's Online
Degree Program if the following eligibility requirements are met:

  1. Successful completion of Pathway
  2. Earned a minimum "B" average (3.0 cumulative GPA) while in Pathway
  3. Obtain an ecclesiastical endorsement from their bishop
  4. Commit to the CES Honor Code


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Pathway students who enroll in a BYU-Idaho Online Degree Program continue to pay the same per credit tuition rate that they previously paid as Pathway students! To view current Pathway tuition rates, visit Pathway's tuition calculator. These tuition rates will continue as long as a student is actively pursuing a BYU-Idaho online degree.

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Some courses in BYU-Idaho's online degree programs require textbooks, which students are required to purchase for their online courses. These textbooks can be purchased through the University Store or online.

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Any other applicable university or course fees are required to be paid by all online students, including those who matriculate from Pathway.  Individual course fees can be found on the Course List.

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Financial Aid

As a BYU-Idaho student, you may be eligible for federal financial aid, however online students outside of the United States do not qualify for U.S. federal financial aid. For more information, including a full list of eligibility requirements, please contact the BYU-Idaho Financial Aid Office


Pathway Credits

Pathway's academic courses count toward your degree as elective credits. Religion courses taken online through BYU-Idaho count as religion credits. Religion courses taken through institute also count as religion credit if the courses taken have a direct equivalent to a BYU-Idaho religion course. For more information, contact the Pathway Support Center.

Transfer Credits

All previously attended institutions must be listed on the application. BYU-Idaho accepts most college-level credits earned through regionally accredited colleges and universities. Technical and vocational course credits are typically not accepted. For more information please contact the Academic Discovery Center.

International Transfer Credits

Transfer credit criteria for students outside the U.S. may vary form country to country. Please review the International Transfer Credit Guidelines for more information.

Institute Credits

As part of the application process to become a BYU-Idaho online student, you must transfer your institute credits. To do this, contact the institute you attended and request that they either email a transcript or send it through the postal service.

BY EMAIL: Official transcripts must come directly from an ldschurch.org email address, sent by an institute instructor, secretary, or director. Emailed official transcripts should be sent to transcriptsubmit@byui.edu. The emailed transcript should be in the CES Transcript format, not the Institute Report Card format. A separate transcript for each student is required. (Note: CES institutions other than BYU-Idaho currently do not accept institute transcripts via email.)

BY MAIL: Institutes may print a "CES" transcript from WISE, sign the document, and mail it in a sealed envelope to:
Brigham Young University-Idaho
Admissions Office
120 Kimball Building
Rexburg, ID 83460-1615

Official Transcripts

To have previously completed courses from another institution transferred to BYU-Idaho, students must have an official transcript mailed from the institution to BYU-Idaho. From students transferring from BYU, BYU-Hawaii or LDS Business College, your transcripts will be transferred through a secured electronic transmission. All transcripts should be sent by the application deadline to the BYU-Idaho Admission Office. For more information, please refer to the Transfer Evaluation webpage.

Sending Transcripts to BYU-Idaho

Credits earned at a previous institution must be sent in official transcript form. Official transcripts must be mailed directly from the institution in a sealed envelope or through a secured electronic transmission. BYU-Idaho will not evaluate transcripts submitted via fax or any other method deemed unsecure by the university. Official transcripts should be sent from previously attended colleges and universities by the application deadline to the university Admissions Office


Contact the Online Support Center!

The Online Support Center(OSC) and Pathway Advising are here to answer your questions and resolve any issues you may have when applying to BYU-Idaho's online degree program. For more information visit the After-Pathway help page, or email pathwayadvising@byui.edu.

Online Support Center
Operating Hours
7 AM to 11 PM MST (UTC-6)


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