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What are the entrance requirements for Brigham Young University Idaho?

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June 14, 2011 2:26AM

As with any college or university the academic requirements (40% of weight) are basic (SAT score, grades, etc.), but since BYU-Idaho is a 'Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint's' University,it may be the nonacademic requirements that are more challenging (60% of weight) especially the 'HONOR CODE'. Here are the nonacademic requirements:

1. Seminary attendance and graduation. Admission to BYU-Idaho is much more difficult for students who do not graduate from seminary.

  • If you are concerned about your attendance or graduation, please visit with your seminary teacher about makeup work or other alternatives

2. 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 may be conducted by an LDS bishop or by a leader of the student's own faith.

3. 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 organization, service, Scouting, church and civic organizations, competitions, and work opportunities.

4. Extracurricular Essays

  • 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