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Types of Transfer Students

Learn How to Transfer Your Credits

To learn more about how your credits transfer

Official college transcripts can be submitted in the following ways:

  • A marked sealed envelope, addressed to: BYU-Idaho Admissions Office, 120 Kimball Building, Rexburg, ID 83460-1615
  • If you're applying to any CES school (BYU-Idaho, BYU, BYU-Hawaii, or LDSBC), you can order an electronic copy of your transcript from your previous/current college or university and have it sent to (Note that the correct address is a BYU address, not a BYU-Idaho address.) If you're already an admitted BYU-Idaho student and need an updated transcript sent to BYU-Idaho, order an electronic transcript and have it sent to

*Official college transcripts are not accepted by fax.

The Admission Review 

BYU-Idaho reviews applicants in five main areas: church endorsements, academic achievement, seminary, extracurricular activities, and essays.

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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.

Seminary attendance and graduation
Students with over 24 credits do not have to submit seminary attendance

  • 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.

Extracurricular involvement

  • 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. Students are encouraged to talk not only about experiences and achievements but also how these events have helped shape their lives and goals.

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