Endorsement Renewal

Follow the appropriate link below to complete the continuing endorsement for current BYU-Idaho students.


Ecclesiastical Leader

New Applicants

If you are endorsing someone who is applying to be admitted or readmitted to BYU-Idaho, click the link below.

Church Leader

QUESTIONS? For questions regarding the endorsement process for new applicants, contact BYU-Idaho Admissions through the number  (208) 496-1300 or  admissions@byui.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the electronic continuing endorsement?

The electronic continuing endorsement is an online form students must complete before meeting with their bishop for a continuing endorsement interview. Following the interview, bishops complete the endorsement process, removing the continuing endorsement hold from the student’s record.

Why do I need a new endorsement when I just got one?

The endorsement needs to be renewed during the first semester of the assigned track. The endorsement previously completed may have been an admissions application endorsement and is only valid through the first semester of the assigned track. The continuing endorsement has to be renewed before you will be able to register for future classes.

I am not LDS. Do I need an endorsement?

Yes. Non-LDS students must be endorsed by the bishop of the LDS ward boundary in which they currently reside.

I have to work on Sunday and cannot attend church? What should I do?

You will need to visit with your bishop to discuss the situation.

I will be doing an internship this upcoming semester. Do I need an endorsement?

Yes. A Continuing Ecclesiastical Endorsement is necessary for anyone representing the university through either coursework or other activities.

I am taking less than 12 credits. Do I need an endorsement?

Yes. All BYU-Idaho students should have current endorsements.

Does my campus bishop have to do my endorsement or can my home bishop do it?

Students who are on campus must receive their continuing endorsement from their campus ward bishop.

What if my bishop does not endorse me?

You will not be able to register. However, you may appeal the bishop's decision to your stake president.

If my university bishop will not endorse me, can I get my home bishop or another bishop to do it?


I decided not to return to BYU-Idaho before I left school but have now changed my mind. What should I do?

Contact your bishop and make arrangements with him to do your endorsement as part of the reapplication process.

Does my stake president have to do my endorsement?

No. Not the continuing endorsement.

Where can I get a copy of the endorsement form?

The process is completed only online.

I tried to access the electronic endorsement but was unable to or it did not show the ward I actually attend. What should I do?

1) Is it your time to renew your continuing endorsement? Holds go on the first semester of your assigned track for campus students, and every spring semester for online students. 
2) Try changing your browser. 
3) If still unable, please call the Student Honor Office.

I received an email from the Student Honor Office and also from the Student Records & Registration’s Office that I have a hold on my account. What does this mean?

It is time to renew your continuing ecclesiastical endorsement for your next semester. This hold only prevents you from registering for future classes.

I tried to register and was told that there was a hold on my record. What should I do?

You need to determine what kind of hold is placed on your record. Is it a financial, academic, Honor Code or continuing endorsement hold? You will need to contact the office that placed the hold and clear it up before you can register.

I have submitted my part of the endorsement online but my bishop does not see my name in his ward queue. Why?

He most likely is going to the wrong website. He will need to access at the following: web.byui.edu/endorseleader

My ward does not show up when I select the ward to submit my endorsement to. What should I do?

Go to the ‘search’ button. By entering the least information will help you select the correct ward. [For Example, if you are attending the Rexburg YSA 120th, you would enter Rexburg YSA. On the right side of the screen will come up all the Rexburg YSA wards, select the 120th ward and verify the name of the bishop is correct.] If you are from a ward that only has one name worldwide, you will still need to click on it even if there is only one. That way it will send it to that ward queue. You MUST click on the ward first, then click on ‘next’ and proceed.

I am an online student. Do I need an endorsement?

Yes, online students are required to receive an annual ecclesiastical endorsement. As of Spring Semester 2018, all BYU-Idaho online students are required to renew their ecclesiastical endorsement each year during Spring Semester. You will receive an email reminder to have your endorsement renewed. You will also see an endorsement hold placed on your account that must be resolved before registering for classes.