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Online Degree Admissions

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BYU-Idaho's Online Degree programs allow former students of BYU-Idaho and Ricks College, BYU, BYU-Hawaii, and LDS Business College to finish their degree even though they have moved away from campus.

Online Degree Program Admission Qualifications:

  1. Be in good academic and financial standing at all institutions previously attended.
  2. Have completed a minimum of 15 credits from Ricks College, BYU-Idaho, BYU, LDS Business College or BYU-Hawaii. If you accumulated a total of 15 credits from attending two or more of these institutions (but did not accumulate 15 at one particular institution), you may still qualify. (Note: These 15 credits must be earned in physical, on-campus studies, not through online or distance programs. You may also earn these 15 credits through the BYU-Idaho Pathway program. Learn more here and see if there is a Pathway location near you.)
  3. Have a total cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher on previous college study. (If you are a former full-time student of Ricks College or BYU-Idaho and have not attended any other college/university since last attending Ricks/BYU-Idaho, you may be eligible for admission with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.)
  4. Be in good financial standing at all institutions previously attended.
  5. Commit to the BYU-Idaho Honor Code and maintain annual ecclesiastical endorsements.

    Required Application Materials

    1. Part 1 - Student Information
    2. Part 2 - School Selection
    3. Part 3 - Student Commitment & Ecclesiastical Endorsement

    * An application fee will be assessed during the first semester of Online Degree enrollment for students who have not previously paid the fee to BYU-Idaho.

      Where do I begin?

      Online Programs application priority deadline

      Fall Semester

      August 1

      Winter Semester

      December 1

      Spring Semester

      March 1

      * If you missed a deadline call the Online Support Center for more information.

      If you meet the basic eligibility requirements for a BYU-Idaho Online Degree program and wish to apply, complete the following steps:

      1. Download a step by step tutorial (requires Adobe Reader)
      2. Go to
      3. Click "Apply Online"
      4. Create a Net-ID and password. (We encourage you to use the same user name and password for Besmart and BYU-Idaho to avoid confusion.)
      5. After choosing BYU-Idaho as your school, select "Online."
      6. Begin the application process by completing Steps 1-3.
      7. Submit the application online.
      8. Go back to the application to check your status for completeness.
      9. Check your email for further updates.

          Need help?

          For admissions questions please contact the Admissions Office at 208-496-1300 or by email at You can also chat online.

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