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Application Process

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International Students

International students with 90 or more credits at a U.S. college or university are not eligible to apply for study on campus. This includes credits earned through BYU-Idaho online, Pathway, and Institute. We encourage students in this situation to continue their education through the Online program, offered through our partnership with BYU Pathway Worldwide.

International students with 90 or more credits who previously studied on campus at BYU-Idaho are eligible to reapply.

Application Steps

Be sure to start SIX months before the deadline.
1. Begin Application
This can be done online by clicking on the apply now button to the left.

Complete and submit the application before the following deadlines:

Fall - July 1
Winter - October 15
Spring - February 1
2. Deposit
Pay your deposit.  For more information on the deposit please see the  Finances page.
3. Mail I-20 Document
We will send you your immigration form I-20. This form is used to apply for your F-1 visa and to enter the country.
4. Pay SEVIS I901 Fee
I-901 online and pay the USD $350 fee for an F-1 visa or USD $220 fee for a J-1 visa at least 3 days prior your visa appointment or arriving at the U.S. border (Canadians).
5. Go to U.S. Embassy for F-1 VISA
You will have to schedule an appointment with the U.S. Embassy to receive your F-1 Visa.

Take the I-901 Receipt of payment with you.

Canadians do not need to apply for a visa, it is waived at the border.
6. Arrive at School and Check-in
You may enter the U.S. a maximum of 30 days prior to the start of school as listed in part 5 on page one of your I-20.

Be sure to check in with International Services within two weeks of the start of school.

Start The Application Process

March 07, 2022 11:39 PM
Applications are open for all semesters.
March 08, 2022 12:01 PM