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BYU–Hawaii Freshman Admissions Criteria

Graduate from a 12-year program and earn the Higher Secondary Certificate and achieve an average of at least 50% to be admissible.

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

Grading System

Most secondary schools use A-F, with E the lowest passing grade. A, B, and C would be considered good grades. At the university level, the highest grade is 60%. Grades are awarded as follows:

  • Division I 60% +
  • Division II 45-59.9
  • Division III 33-44.9
  • Fail below 33

Note: A box at the bottom of the transcript will indicate the overall level of the applicant.

BYU–Hawaii and BYU-Pathway Partnership Program

BYU–Hawaii and BYU-Pathway Worldwide announced a new partnership that will expand educational options for international students. Here are the eligibility requirements:

  1. Complete BYU-Pathway’s foundational PathwayConnect curriculum with a minimum 3.0 GPA or higher and/or complete a BYU-Pathway Worldwide certificate and/or associate degree. 

The completion of a BYU-Pathway Worldwide program will waive BYU–Hawaii’s English proficiency and high school diploma/secondary education requirements.

For more information, please visit BYU–Hawaii Pathway Partnership Program.


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