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British-Patterned System

BYU–Hawaii Admission Criteria

(U.K. East & West Africa, Caribbean, East Asia) BYUH entrance requirements: English Schools: GCSE ‘O’ or ‘A’ Levels.

General Requirements

Consideration for freshman admission requires at least five ordinary (‘O’ Level) passes from one sitting at “credit” standard on the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE), or a comparable maturity certificate (GCE, CXC, SPM, HKCEE, IGCSE, WASC, EASC, etc.). The certificate must include at least a “credit” standard in English. Most of these tests are taken in year 11 and a pass is needed to get into universities. Students normally take eight classes or subjects. Four are core courses.

For more information on how to submit your transcripts, see Transcript Submission.

Important Notice

Important notice from BYU–Hawaii regarding A level, form seven, and foundation level courses. Effective for applications submitted from and including Winter 2014, BYU–Hawaii will no longer award transfer (cross) credits for results on form seven (or equivalent), A level and foundation level courses. These results are considered pre-degree and will be used as an indicator of academic preparation in the admissions index.

Countries Using the British-Patterned System

Countries using the British-Patterned System include Great Britain, Cameroon (English-speaking areas), Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Jamaica, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Guyana, Bahamas, Barbados, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia.

  • "A" Level credits are awarded to students with grades of D or higher in solid academic subjects to students from UK, HK, Nigeria, Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius, Jordan, and Tanzania.
  • Students from BYU–Hawaii target areas will be given preference. Students outside the target area generally do not qualify for IWORK sponsorship.
  • Missionary and community service, work experience, and age may also be used as determining factors in admission.