In addition to Pathway courses that are conducted online through BYU-Idaho, students are also required to participate in a weekly gathering where they build camaraderie and meet for additional instruction. Students come to the weekly gatherings having completed online course assignments and are ready to actively participate in meaningful discussion and learning activities. Attending the weekly gathering for one year also provides students with BYU-Idaho residency, making them eligible to apply to the university's Online Degree program.