To become eligible for an online certificate or degree through BYU-Idaho, students must meet the following requirements:

Must have successfully completed PathwayConnect or completed at least 15 on-campus credit hours from a CES institution (BYU, BYU-Idaho, BYU-Hawaii, or LDS Business College). (Individuals who do not meet one of these requirements should consider joining PathwayConnect, which provides a path for students to pursue a BYU-Idaho certificate or degree online.)

Be in good standing, academic and financial, at any institution of higher learning that you previously attended. And be clear of any unresolved legal action (probation, fines, listed on a registry, etc.)

PathwayConnect Students: Must have earned a minimum "B" average (3.0 cumulative GPA) during PathwayConnect.
Other Students: Must have earned a total cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in previous college study.

Commit to the BYU-Idaho Honor Code and maintain annual ecclesiastical endorsements.

Application Process

Applications to BYU-Idaho's online programs are accepted through BeSmart.com. For detailed instructions regarding how to apply, please download and read our Application Guide.

Applicants may visit BeSmart at any time to view their application status.


The following are application deadlines. If you missed a deadline, contact the BYU-Idaho Admissions Office for more information.

Fall Semester               August 1

(begins in September)

Winter Semester          December 1

(begins in January)

Spring Semester           March 1

(begins mid April)

Summer Block               June 1

(begins late July)