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.
The Admissions Review
BYU-Idaho reviews applicants in five main areas: church endorsements, academic achievement, seminary, extracurricular activities, and essays. Students are expected to be worthy of a full endorsement from their church leaders and commit to abide by the Honor Code. Academic achievement will be represented by grade point average and performance on standardized tests. BYU-Idaho expects students to graduate from seminary and have a positive seminary recommendation. Applicants will also be reviewed on their extracurricular involvement and essay responses.
Endorsements from bishop/branch president and stake presidency OR mission president (for missionaries currently serving)
- LDS applicants must be members in good standing (no probation of any kind) to be admissible to BYU-Idaho.
- Non-LDS applicants are required to abide by the Code of Honor and should review it thoroughly prior to applying. Interviews for non-LDS applicants are conducted by an LDS bishop.
- Cumulative unweighted high school grade point average (GPA)
- ACT or SAT scores (BYU-Idaho will use the highest score submitted prior to the application deadline.)
- Home/Private School Requirements
Seminary attendance and graduation
- Admission to BYU-Idaho is much more difficult for students who do not graduate from seminary. If you are concerned about your attendance/graduation, please visit with your seminary teacher about makeup work or other alternatives.
- BYU-Idaho is interested in students with a desire to participate. This desire is often evidenced by prior involvement in clubs, teams, leadership organizations, service, Scouting, church and civic organizations, competitions, and work opportunities.
- The essays found in the CES Admission application give applicants an opportunity to explain a little more about themselves, their unique attributes, and their goals.