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Dean of Students Office

The Dean of Students Office assists students with unusual hardships, withdrawn ecclesiastical endorsements, and other services to promote student wellbeing and protect the integrity of BYU-Idaho.

How We Can Help

Is a hardship causing you to miss classes? The Dean of Students Office is here to help.
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Many resources are available to students experiencing unusual hardships. Difficulties might include the loss of a loved one, physical assault, mental illness, or anything that affects you negatively as a student. Make an appointment today. Together we can start finding a solution.

Is something serious happening in your life that is causing you to miss class? We’d like to help. Tell us about your situation and we will offer our best advice and assist you in any way we can.  

  1. Have you experienced a serious illness or hospitalization that caused you to miss class? 
  2. Did you miss a class and the instructor requires a note from the Dean of Students Office? 
  3. Are you a faculty member who hasn’t seen a student attend class for a couple days or more? 
  4. Do you have a roommate who hasn’t come home or you haven’t seen for a while? 
  5. Have you or someone you know been involved in an automobile or pedestrian accident? 
  6. Do you have a family member seriously ill or dying and you need to return home? 

Please contact the Dean of Students Office. We can assist you. The Dean of Students Office is equipped to advise you and refer you to the BYU-Idaho Counseling Center if you need help with a loss or suffer from depression or mental health.

If you have missed too many days of school, The Dean of Students Office can notify your instructors and assist you in processing a medical deferment if needed. Though it is university policy to not excuse an absence for any reason, we can notify your instructors, advise them of your situation, and hope they will work with you. We encourage you to contact your instructors and make arrangements if needed to make up missed coursework.