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Registration FAQs

Find out more about registration procedures and policies at BYU-Idaho and access registration forms.

Prepare Before Registration

The ALEKS Math Exam can fulfill prerequisite requirements for MATH 108X and other courses. Once you take the test and the scores have been entered into your account if your score percentage meets the requisite requirement you will be able to add the class.

It might take a couple of days after the test is taken before the scores are entered. For any questions, you may contact the Math Department.

More Information on ALEKS Here.
The Basic Writing Exam (BWE) can fulfill the prerequisite requirements for ENG 150. The exam scores are first sent to the Writing Center, after which the Student Records and Registration enters the score into your account.

If your score percentage meets the requisite requirements, you will be able to add the class.

More information on the BWE Exam Here.

Take the Basic Writing Exam Here.
If you have taken a test, such as the ALEKS, BWE, SAT, or ACT you might want to verify that your scores have been entered.

You can log in at and click on “Academic History” in the “Students” tab. Then, click on “Exams,” if your scores are in your account you will see them.

For the Placement Exams, ALEKS or BWE, you may refer to the Math Department or the Registration Office respectively.

If your ACT or SAT scores have not been entered you can submit a screenshot at
To audit a course you will need to fill out the Audit Request Form. The form is sent to the Registration Office where they will process your request and notify you when done. You may need to log into your BYU Idaho email to complete the form.

To check if a course is auditable you can search the course in the search bar in the Academic Catalog and once you have selected the course scroll down to the question “Can this course be audited?”

Audit Request Form

More information on auditing a course.
Certain requisites and requirements might prevent you from adding a course.

Requirement: A condition that must be met to register for some course sections (e.g. instructor approval, majors only, etc.); authorization may be granted to students who do not meet specific requirements.

Prerequisite: Course(s) that must be taken BEFORE a course.

Concurrent Requisite: Course(s) that must be taken WITH a course.

Corequisite: Course(s) that must be taken WITH or BEFORE a course.

To know what requirements or requisites a course has, you can refer to the Academic Catalog and use the search bar to look for a course. Once you have selected the course you can refer to the requirements and requisites section.
If you accidentally dropped your courses, please fill out the Reinstate Course Request Form. If a course is dropped past 24 hours you need instructor approval. You will not be added back into the course for the following reasons:

  • The course is dropped before the Registration Deadlines (this includes full semester and block semester deadlines)
Authorizations are permissions given to students that allow them to add a class that otherwise they wouldn’t be able to without the authorization. There are four types:
  • Requisite: A student does not me a prerequisite or a corequisite for the course
  • Capacity: There are no available seats in the class
  • Schedule Conflict: Two classes overlap on a student’s schedule
  • Requirement: A student does not meet the requirements for the class
On a case-by-case basis, instructors can grant these authorizations to students. Email the instructor (refer to the Employee Directory to find their contact information) with your name, i-number and explain your situation.

Be aware that only instructors for campus classes can grant authorizations, if you are seeking authorization for an online class you will need to use the Online Authorization Form to request it. Online instructors are unable to grant authorizations.

During Registration

There are many different reasons why you may not have the add/drop boxes when trying to register.
  1. You may have a hold on your account that is stopping you from registering. Please make sure that you clear any holds.
  2. You may have been admitted for a future semester, you can refer to the Admissions Office.
  3. If you are an Online student there will be no add boxes for campus sections.
  4. You might be attempting to register for DAY classes during your flex track without an override, you will need to reach out to the Admissions Office.
  5. You are an international student who has not completed the check-in, please refer to the International Services Office.
If you are having difficulties finding a course, please go to the tab Understanding Course Search under the question What To Do If There Are No Results?
The transfer evaluation process for transcripts, ACT/SAT scores, and institute courses can take 2-4 weeks to show on your account. You can utilize the Course Transfer Tool to aid you in the decision of what to register for before your credit is evaluated. For further questions you can reference the Transfer Evaluation Website and their FAQ page.

If you are unable to register for certain courses due to missing requisites you can request an authorization to register while your transcripts and scores are still being processed. For more information view Requesting an Exception to Register for a Course.
Students who wish to take two religion courses in a given semester may attempt to do so by doing the following:
  • If you want to add before the beginning of the semester or block you will need to obtain clearance from the Religion Department Chairman. The chairman then contacts the Student Records and Registration Office to register the student for the class.
  • If the semester or block has begun you should be able to add the second religion class on your own if there is available seating.
To drop a corequisite and concurrent requisite you will need to submit the Corequisite Drop Form.

If you are wanting to switch sections you may submit the form and indicate so in the comments. The registration office will process your request and drop you from the course and you will have 24 hours to add another section.
If you accidentally dropped your courses, please fill out the Reinstate Course Request Form. If a course is dropped past 24 hours you need instructor approval, which you can simply attach to the form.

If you have accidentally dropped before the registration deadline you will not be able to be reinstated since waitlists are still open.

Registration Policies

Students may not register for more than 21 credit hours in a term (or more than 10 credit hours in a Block) without obtaining permission from the Registration Office. Students must demonstrate a successful academic history to qualify.

High School Concurrent Enrollment students may take a maximum of 15 credits per semester.
DAY classes are reserved for On-Campus students, this includes Virtual Remote. Online students are not permitted to take DAY classes, even with approval from instructors.
See the Academic Catalog for the retake policy.
For information about withdrawing, visit the Withdrawals page.
See the Academic Catalog for information on vertical credits.