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Academic Placement and Transition

Make sure you’re in the right classes when you start school at BYU-Idaho.

Welcome to Academic Placement & Transition

Welcome to BYU-Idaho! You have been admitted to the university, and you are now ready to plan and register for courses. The following information will make this process easier and help you find the courses that will be best as you transition into college. Many courses don’t have any requirements to meet before being taken, but some of the essential General Education courses do. Math 108X and ENG 150 are the biggest ones.

Which of the following fits your situation the best?

English 150: Writing and Reasoning Foundations (General Education English Course)
National Test Scores to get into ENG 150 

  • ACT English score of 16 or greater
  • SAT (pre-2016) writing score of 400
  • SAT (2016+) writing score of 23 or read/write score of 390

Scores on BYU-Idaho Placement Exams 

  • Score 80 or higher on the BYU-Idaho BasicWriting Exam
  • The Write Class placement

Transition Courses as prerequisites 

  • Pass English 106 with a C or better
  • Pass English 109 with a B or better
  • Complete Pathway Connect

Find descriptions of all the transition courses for English below.

If you have questions about the prerequisites for English 150, please get in touch with the English Department at englishs@byui.edu or 208-496-4375 or the Academic Support Department at tutoringcenter@byui.edu or 208-496-4271.
Math 108X: Math for the Real World (General Education Math Course)
National Test Scores to get into Math 108X 

  • ACT math score of 18 or higher
  • SAT math score of 470 or higher (before2016 – SAT math score of 430)

Scores on BYU-Idaho Placement Exams 

  • Score 38 or higher on the ALEKS MathPlacement Exam
  • Score 30 or higher on the BYU-I MathPath Survey

Transition Courses as prerequisites

  • Pass Math 100B: Beginning Algebra witha C or higher
  • Successfully completed Pathway Connect
  • Complete Pathway Connect

Find descriptions of all the transition courses for math below.

If you have questions about the prerequisites for Math 108X, please get in touch with the Math Department at mathematics@byui.edu or 208-496-7521 or the Academic Support Department attutoringcenter@byui.edu or 208-496-4271.
A BYU-Idaho student takes notes during a Math 101 class.

Advance Placement or Transfer Credits

You may have taken AP or concurrent enrollment courses that could allow you to bypass these two courses. If you have, you will want to submit those transcripts to transcriptsubmit@byui.edu. The Transfer Evaluation Self-Help Tool is a great resource as well as the Advanced Placement (AP) Information website.

If you are waiting for your AP or transfer credit in math to be sent or evaluated and if you are being prevented from registering for your next math class, please contact the Math Department at mathematics@byui.edu or 208-496-7521 for help.

Academic Transitions Program

The Academic Transitions Program is based on the belief that all admitted students can succeed. It is composed of carefully designed math, English, and college success courses (listed below) to help bridge the gaps that many students have when entering BYU-Idaho for the first time. The classes in the program are fully matriculated, and the credits count towards graduation. The class size for courses in the program is kept to 25 students and is taught by highly nurturing and qualified faculty members with expertise in their fields. In addition to individual attention given by the faculty, the math and English courses use embedded tutors to provide students with additional support and guidance.

Taking courses in this program can help any student and focus on assisting students in finding confidence in their academic abilities.