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New Freshman

High school graduates who do not have college credit or high school graduates with college credit earned while in high school (concurrent, Running Start, etc.). To be considered as a new freshman, you must meet the minimum admission requirements.

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The Admissions Review

BYU-Idaho reviews applicants in three main areas: church endorsements, academic achievement, and seminary.

Church Endorsement
Students are expected to be worthy of a full endorsement from their church leaders and commit to abide the by Honor Code.
Academic Requirements
The Admissions department will review your grade point average and and performance on standardized tests (e.g., ACT, SAT).
Seminary Attendance and Graduation
BYU-Idaho values the spiritual growth and experiences that can take place by attending seminary. It is with this spiritual growth in mind that we evaluate applicants based on seminary attendance as well as look for a positive seminary recommendation.

Ecclesiastical Endorsements

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Ecclesiastical Endorsements

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in good standing (no probation of any kind), are considered admissible to BYU-Idaho. You must receive an endorsement from your bishop or branch president and stake presidency (or mission president if you are currently serving a full-time mission).
Non-members of the Church
Non-member applicants are required to abide by the Code of Honor and should review it thoroughly prior to applying. Interviews for non-member applicants can be conducted by their own church leader or from a local bishop or branch president and stake presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.