Parents


Parent Participation at Get Connected

  • You are invited to participate in the BYU-Idaho Welcome and Parent Session as part of the Move-in Day portion of Get Connected
  • Parents unable to come to campus may view the BYU-Idaho Welcome via live stream. See the Get Connected schedule for date and time

Watch Live Stream

Have Questions?

Review the Parent Resource Guide (see link below).

Parent Resource Guide - Review Student Services & Resource Information

NEW STUDENT RESOURCES

The New Student Checklist outlines the essential steps needed to get you started at BYU-Idaho and will connect you to the correct University Resources. Student Ambassadors are current students who will contact you as needed and answer any questions or concerns you may have. All students who accept their offer will be contacted by a Student Ambassador prior to their start date at BYU-Idaho.

  Specific Services Include:

  • New Student Checklist
  • Transcripts
  • Health Insurance
  • TB test
  • my.byui.edu
  • Financial Aid (FAFSA)
  • Scholarships
  • Housing
  • Parking
  • Get Connected (New Student Orientation)
  • Registration
  • Advising
  • University Bookstore
  • Textbooks
  • Exercise Clothing
  • Ticket Office
  • Student Employment
  • Tuition & Expenses
  • I-Learn                                                                      
  • New Student Updates
  • Visit Day Tours  

Contact Info:

Get Connected is BYU-Idaho's New Student Orientation program. Access our web site to learn more.

Services Include:

  • Campus Maps
  • BYU-Idaho Welcome - With President & Sister Henry J. Eyring
  • Academic Connections - Meet with your faculty
  • New Student Talent Show
  • New Student Social
  • Living & Learning at BYU-Idaho
  • Campus Tours
  • Spirit of Ricks Showcase
  • Get Involved Fair
  • International Student Orientation
  • I-Night 

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The New Student Mentor program assists new students in their transition to college by having a peer mentor assist you in getting started at BYU-Idaho.

Services Include:

  • Answer questions
  • Direct to right resources
  • Group Activities
  • Major connections
  • Academic Resources
  • Workshops
  • Campus Resources
  • Social Opportunities
  • And Other services  

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The Heber J. Grant Program is an opportunity for you to work regularly, one-on-one, with a peer-mentor to develop self-reliance in all aspects of your life.

Services Include:

  • A Friend -You will meet with your mentor on a regular basis during the semester. Your mentor is there to listen to you and the experiences and challenges you are having and provide counsel and support.
  • A Guide -Your mentor also makes sure you have the information and access to campus resources you need to meet their needs.
  • A Life Coach - the mentor assists students in setting and achieving goals to succeed in college and beyond   

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Is your student planning on serving a mission before attending or needs to take time off for medical or other reasons?  If so, please review BYU-Idaho's deferment options web site. 

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Looking to find out what ward/stake your student is in?  Visit the Ward/Stake Locator web site. Please be aware, this site is most accurate 1-2 weeks prior to the start of each semester.

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CAMPUS & DATING SAFETY RESOURCES

BYU-Idaho's Public Safety Office provides information, protection and services to you while you are on campus. These resources can be accessed from our website.

Specific Services Include:

  • Active Shooter Training
  • After Dark Safety Escorts
  • Annual Security & Fire Safety Report
  • Bicycle & Sidewalk Safety Regulations
  • Car Jumpstarts
  • Car Lockouts
  • Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures
  • Internet Safety Tips
  • Internet Safety Tips
  • Missing Student Policy
  • Rexburg Police Department (link)
  • Safety Resource Guide
  • Self-defense RAD classes 

Contact Info:

The Title IX Office at BYU-Idaho provides helpful information and prevention tips for you while attending the university.

Specific Services Include:

  • Campus Resources
  • Community Resources
  • Information For Victims
  • Report A Concern
  • Sexual Misconduct Policy

Dating Awareness Tips 

  1. Dating apps are more popular than ever and connecting with new people can be as simple as a quick swipe on your student's smartphone. To this rising generation, dating apps and social media have become a major way of meeting new people but they have also created new challenges and safety concerns. Below are some simple guidelines to discuss with your student to reduce the risk of harm when meeting people they have connected with online.
  2. Exercise good judgment and be careful when using popular dating apps (Tinder, Bumble, OKCupid, etc.)
  3. Don't take everything you read or see online at face value. It's easy to lie online and many people do.
  4. Don't allow yourself to be talked into anything. Be independent and aware in social settings. Express opinions on where to go and appropriate places to meet.
  5. Meet in a public place with good lighting. If the person you meet online insists you meet at his or her apartment or somewhere private, this is a red flag. A busy daytime location may not seem the ideal setting for a first date, but others will be around if an unsafe situation arises.
  6. Tell at least one friend where you are going and who you are meeting. Getting your date's first and last name prior to a meeting is always a good idea.
  7. Remember that it takes time to build healthy relationships and to truly get to know an individual. Arrange group or double dates to give you time to get to know someone well.
  8. Abusive behavior has no place in any of your relationships. Warning signs of abusive behavior include threats of violence, jealousy, controlling behavior, quick romantic involvement, isolation, blaming others for feelings, and hypersensitivity. If you feel unhappy in your relationship and if you think that you might be experiencing abuse, get help. Talk to someone. You deserve better.
  9. If possible, make your own travel arrangements to/from a first date.
  10. Avoid situations where alcoholic beverages or drugs are available. If you unintentionally find yourself in a difficult situation, leave immediately and encourage your friends to leave with you.
  11. Do not hesitate to leave if you are in a situation that makes you feel uncomfortable, nervous, or afraid, even if an early departure seems rude. Exercise good judgment, and above all, trust your instincts.
  12. But no matter how you met or where you met, nobody has the right to violate your boundaries or commit violence or other acts against you. If something like that happens to you, please seek help. The Title IX Office on campus is a great place to start.

Contact Info:

  • Phone                  208.496.9209
  • Email                    rammelln@byui.edu
  • Location             Kimball Building 290
  • Website              http://www.byui.edu/titleix

FINANCIAL RESOURCES

The Financial Aid Office can help provide you the tools you need to put your financial aid in place.

  • FAFAS - Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  • Scholarships
  • Tuition Costs
  • Missionary Deferrals & Aid
  • Getting Married & Aid Impacts

Contact Info:

Payment for tuition is always due the First Day of Classes.  We then give up until one week after the first day of school to make changes in your classes. After the first week of classes, any balance owing for Tuition/Fees or Student Insurance will be assessed a 5% late fee.  Also, if you drop classes after the 7 days, you will not receive a refund on your tuition.  The only way to get a refund is to completely withdraw from the semester at which time you will only be given a prorated refund.

FAQ's

  • How do I pay my Tuition? It is recommended that you pay your tuition through my.byui.edu (Finance tab) before the start of school.
  • What are the acceptable payment methods? Paying your account at BYU-Idaho is easy! The Bursar's Office accepts cash, checks, money orders, electronic checks (E-Checks), as well as VISA, Mastercard, and Discover credit cards. E-refund (Direct deposit) is another way to pay your tuition.
  • Am I authorized to access my students account?

This can be done through your student's my.byui.edu account.

    • Select Finances Tab
    • Select "Make Payment" button
    • Under the "Parent/Authorized Users" heading, click "Add New"

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Working on campus will not only help you pay for college but can also help you prepare for future employment and leadership opportunities. Be aware, not every campus department posts their jobs on the BYU-Idaho Job Board.

Services Include:

  • Job Search Tips
  • Listing of campus departments who have hired students in the past
  • On-Campus Job Board
  • Off-Campus Employment Opportunities 

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ACADEMIC RESOURCES

The Academic Support Center provides numerous free resources that can give you the assistance you need to find success in your academic endeavors. Tutoring requests can be made through our website.

Specific Services Include:

  • The Tutoring Center
  • Individual and group tutoring sessions
  • The Presentation Practice Center (PPC)
  • Drop in labs for math, reading, and writing
  • English Transitional Center
  • Study skills assistance
  • Interactive tutoring videos, quizzes and tips on their website 

Contact Info:

Academic Advising can assist you with your general academic questions.

Specific Services Include:

  • Academic holds/restrictions
  • Class & graduation planning
  • Course Sequencing
  • Other Academic-Related Issues

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

  • Who is my Advisor?

I know my major. Visit or contact your college-specific Academic Advising center or use Live Chat on our website to chat with an advisor now. To find the Advising center for your major, see Academic Advising Contacts. You can also schedule an appointment with an advisor online.

I don't know my major. Visit the Academic Advising's main office in Chapman 101 or call 208-496-9800.

  • Who is my Faculty Mentor?

Every student is assigned a faculty mentor. The faculty is typically within your college and major, in order to assist you in reaching your academic and career goals. You can visit with your faculty mentor for advice on preparing to enter the workforce, completing internships and applying to and choosing graduate schools.

To find your Faculty Mentor, log on to your My BYUI account, they will be listed in the Academic Summary section.

  • What if I am undecided about what I want to do (major in)?

If you are unsure about what you want to declare for a major or pursue as a career, we recommend taking General Studies 100 (GS 100), Career Exploration. This 1 credit class is designed to assist in making a decision concerning your career or major. Career assessments will help you assess personal interests, work styles, preferences, and skills to determine your career path. At the conclusion of the class, you will gain a better understanding of the job market and careers available to you.

  • How many credits should I take?

Students should be aware of the following credit requirements when deciding how many credits to take:

    • 12 credits are required to be considered a full-time student
    • 12 credits are required to receive a scholarship through BYU-Idaho with the exception of Academic Scholarships which require 14 credits
    • 15 credits are required to graduate in eight semesters or four years
    • At a minimum you should strive to take 30 credits a year. If you need a lighter load during your on-track classes, talk to an advisor about options to also enroll in courses in your off semester.
  • What tools are available to help with the class registration process?

Helpful class planning links include:

    •  I-Plan- A set of planning tools available to BYU-Idaho students.
    • Catalog- The catalog is very useful not only to look at classes, but for other campus policies and rules. Most questions you have can be answered by looking in the catalog.
    • Foundations- Foundation classes are required for all new students.
    • Academic Advising- Advising can help with general class planning and major specific planning.
    • Grad Planner- Plan out your class sequencing from your first semester to graduation.
  • When do I register for classes?

Access the registration calendar.

  • What if all of the classes I want are full?

When a class you want to add is full, consider the following options:

    • Take it another time. The most desirable class times fill quickly. Often, early morning or late afternoon sections remain open. It is better to have the class at an inconvenient time than not to have it at all. (Remember, each semester you will get an earlier registration and more class choices as your credits accumulate.)
    • Join the waitlist. Waitlisting the course will hold a spot for you in line if other students drop the course. If a spot does open up you will receive an email to register for the waitlisted course. You must register within 24 hours so make sure to check your official BYUI email often.
    • Keep checking back. Seats open up in filled sections frequently as students rearrange their schedule and add/drop classes. If there is a class you really want, keep checking back to see if seats are available.
    • Although there is a sequencing recommendation, you are eligible to take any course where you have met the prerequisites.
    • As a last resort, students can go to the class they'd like to add on the first day of the semester. Often, teachers will have a few seats they can assign that day.

*Academic Advising cannot add students to classes.

  • How do I declare/change my major or minor?

Changing majors and minors can be done online through the I-Plan tool. To do this you can create an "Alternate Plan" with courses you'd like to take and then approve the plan. Once the alternate plan is approved you are able to declare it as your official major. The first use of this tool may be a little confusing, so please rely on the tutorials built into the system or schedule a time to futher discuss with your advisor.

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Internship & Career Services can assist you with current and future career needs and preparation.

Services Include:

  • Career preparation (resumes, practice interviews and career workshops)
  • Internships
  • Job search (find a career, local jobs, postings, tips and a job search tool)
  • Networking (tips, Career Networking Center)
  • Events and recruiting (career fair, expeditions to specific cities)
  • Employers and schools (internships and recruiting at BYU-Idaho)

Internship Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

  • Who should complete an internship?

Most BYU-Idaho majors require an internship. Some have an optional internship with alternate courses that can also meet the degree requirements. Check with your department coordinator or review the university catalog to learn what your department requires. Some departments require more than one internship; some departments require other types of experiential learning (clinicals for nursing students, student teaching for education majors).

  • When should I look for an internship?

We recommend that you start your research two semesters in advance of the semester you'd like to do your internship. This will give you time to research, prepare, apply, receive and accept an offer, and make any necessary arrangements for temporary relocation.

  • When do I need to register for my internship?

An internship is an academic course and should be registered before beginning work. However, standard registration deadlines do not apply, as internships may be offered and accepted throughout the semester. Regular registration deadlines do apply if you are seeking financial aid.

  • How do I complete an internship evaluation?

University policy requires every intern to complete an internship evaluation in addition to the designated course assignments. You should receive an auto-generated email reminder when it is time to complete the evaluation. Evaluations are completed in Career Navigator or through a Qualtrics Survey according to the instructions in the email. Your supervisor will receive a similar reminder regarding the Employer's Evaluation with instructions on accessing and completing it.

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At BYU-Idaho we care about your success. New programs and initiatives are being created to help you succeed.

FAQ's

  • How will my student know what classes to take during each semester at BYU-Idaho?

BYU-Idaho has a student lifecycle management tool called I-Plan that will help you understand the courses you should enroll in for each semester. This tool creates a customized graduation plan for you; the plan accounts for transfer courses, major, your student track, and displays required courses adjusted for the quickest path to graduation. For degree requirements that allow for student choice, I-Plan inserts placeholders that you can use to choose from the courses that fulfill the selected requirement. Access your I-Plan Graduation Planner

  • How can you find information about possible careers related to your major?

I-Plan is a set of recently-created planning tools provided to BYU-Idaho students. One of the sections of I-Plan, called "Educational Strategy", allows students to complete several career exploration-related tasks, including completing a brief interest assessment, reviewing occupations that match up with their reported interests, and exploring majors offered at BYU-Idaho that align to their desired career choice. By clicking into an occupation, students can see demographic information about the selected occupation by specific geographic regions in the United States (number of individuals employed in the occupation is expected to grow or contract). Access your I-Plan Educational Strategy

Contact Info:

  • Phone                  208.496.9822
  • Email                    studentsuccess@byui.edu
  • Location             Chapman Hall 210

HEALTH & WELLNESS RESOURCES

The Counseling Center invites matriculated students taking at least 6 credits to schedule a brief, initial consultation with one of our counselors to discuss your mental health concerns and receive a recommendation for services.  In order to meet the high demand for services, the Counseling Center offers a short-term therapy model that is focused on being helpful within the framework of several semesters. See our website for more information.


Services Include:

  • Individual Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Consultations
  • Mental Health Medication Management
  • Self-Help Resources
  • Psychoeducational Workshops
  • Community Resources
  • Referrals to Other Campus Service

Contact Info:

  • Phone                  208.496.9370 / After Hours Emergency Help 208.496.HELP (4357)
  • Email                    counselingcenter@byui.edu
  • Location             Student Health & Counseling Center, 2nd Floor
  • Website              http://www.byui.edu/counseling-center

The Dean of Students Office acts as an advocate for you the student. If you need help or have experienced an unusual hardship, either physically or other, contact our office. We are here to assist you in finding a solution to the problems you are experiencing.

Services Include:

  • Background checks
  • Dean's certifications
  • Death of a loved one
  • Help with sexual misconduct or title IX issues
  • Missing class for medical reasons
  • Persisting trouble with a professor or campus office
  • Serious illness 

Contact Info:

  • Phone                  208.496.9209
  • Email                    dos@byui.edu
  • Location             Kimball Building 290


If you have a qualifying disability, you can submit current clinical/medical documentation identifying your diagnosis, and how that diagnosis impacts one or more of your major life activities. Upon receipt of the documentation, the Disability Services Office will discuss with you  your individual needs and will then determine what reasonable accommodations may be needed to ensure that you have equal access to the educational and administrative services and programs offered at BYU-Idaho.

Services Include:

  • Accommodations
  • Assistive Technology
  • E-Text
  • How to Request Textbooks
  • Alternative Text Formats
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Grievance Procedures
  • United Disability Support Group
  • Other Online Resources

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The Student Health Center (SHC) provides comprehensive services to matriculating students and their dependents. The Health Center is staffed by Physicians, Mid-Levels (Physician Assistants or Nurse Practitioners), and Registered Nurses. All are trained in primary care medicine. Our goal is to provide the primary care support you need to succeed in your studies. We care for most common conditions and will assist with referrals to specialists or to the emergency room as needed. We do not intend to replace the care from your home physician but strive to support that care when possible at a primary care level.

Services Include:

  • Billing & Insurance
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory Testing
  • Pharmacy Prescriptions & Over-the-counter Medications
  • Radiology
  • Outpatient diagnosis and treatment
  • Tuberculosis Tests 

Contact Info:

  • Phone                  208.496.9330
  • Email                    healthcenter@byui.edu
  • Location             100 Student Health Center, located at east side of Kimball Building parking lot
  • Website              https://www.byui.edu/health-center

STUDENT LIFE RESOURCES

Food Services oversees the various food eateries at The Crossroads and Freshens, as well as the vending machines on campus.

Services Include:

  • Catering Services
  • Cow Appreciation Day (Chick-fil-A)
  • The Crossroads · Dining Dollars (meal plan)
  • Freshens
  • MC Market 

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The Housing & Student Living Office oversees approved housing and manages and maintains on-campus housing at Centre Square for single students and University Village for married students.

Student Living is an apartment life model based on principles of love, shared responsibility, and mutual respect. The apartment represents the most natural and effective place for students to learn and apply these principles.

Services Include:

  • Approved Housing Exception Form
  • Approved Housing Search (single students)
  • Approved Housing Guidebook · Community Housing List (married students)
  • Contract Dates
  • Interactive Housing Contract
  • Parking Appeals
  • Student Landlord Housing Contract
  • Student Living Guidebook
  • Understanding Approved Housing

Contact Info:

  • Phone                  208.496.9220
  • Email                    housing@byui.edu
  • Location             Kimball Building 240 / Offices also at Centre Square & University Village
  • Website              http://www.byui.edu/housing

There are many ways you can get involved on campus. Explore how!

  • Academics / Networking
  • Activities
  • Campus Life
  • Culture
  • Entertainment
  • Outdoors
  • Performing Arts
  • Service
  • Social
  • Sports
  • Wellness 

Contact Info: Not sure who to contact regarding volunteer/participation opportunities?

International Services provides crucial information which aids students in obtaining documentation which will allow them to immigrate to the U.S. and participate at BYU-Idaho. They manage each international student's portfolio and equip them with the I-20 and other necessary documents needed to receive their visa. International Services provides information to students which helps them adapt to cultural, environmental, social, and legal differences.

Specific Services Include:

  • Sunapsis
  • I-20 forms
  • Sponsor forms
  • I-94 form
  • Visa
  • Passport
  • All other immigration documentation
  • Sevis Fee
  • International Student Deposit
  • Driver's License Information
  • Curricular Practical Training
  • Income Tax Guide
  • English Testing
  • TOEFL, IELETS, PTE
  • Climate Information

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Parking Services issues car and bicycle permits for on-campus parking, as well as visitor parking passes.

Services Include:

  • Bicycle Permit
  • Campus Parking Permit
  • Leaving a Vehicle on Campus During Break
  • Parking Rules & Regulations
  • Parking Surveys
  • Sidewalk Safety and Bicycle Regulations
  • View or Appeal Parking or Sidewalk Safety Citations

Contact Info:

Have Questions? Contact Us

www.byui.edu/student-support
studentsupport@byui.edu
(208) 496 - 1420