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International Student Checklist

We encourage all new students to use this checklist. An itemized check list will help to ensure that new students have completed all the steps necessary for a smooth transition to college life. The checklist also has valuable information that will answer many questions that might arise as new students prepare to come to BYU Hawaii.

Here is the new student checklist.

A few of the most important checklist items are outlined below if you are unable to access the checklist.

1. International Student Fee

All International students (excluding those from Canada) are required to pay an International Student Fee. If you are married, you will be required to pay $500 for each of your dependents (husband and children).

2. Housing

If you require on/off-campus housing, please see the Housing webpage for your housing needs

3. Passport

A copy of your passport should be sent to International Student Services ( to assist with the preparation of your visa documents.

After completing steps 1 and 2, the Admissions Office will send you the following items:

  • Acceptance Letter
  • Information about your International Student Fee
  • DS-2019 to get your J Visa or an I-20 to get your F Visa
  • SEVIS FEE Letter (in either English, Chinese, Japanese, or Korean)
  • Important Information About Your Visa

Once your payment and passport have been processed, you should have access to your student account (mybyuh) at and student email. If you are unable to access your student account, please call IT services at (808) 675-3921 for assistance.

4. After Acceptance Letter

  • After receiving your acceptance letter, you will be sent an email with the subject line of “BYU-H Intent to Enroll”. Within this email, you will find a unique access code that will allow you to accept, decline, or defer your offer of admission due to missionary service (you must have already received your mission call to defer). This access code is very important for you to keep, as it will validate your identity using the information that you have provided in your application and allow you to respond to your offer of admission and begin the process of joining our BYU-Hawaii 'ohana. If you do not receive this email within 7 days, please contact the Admissions Office.
  • Please note that you will use your student account to find and then register for classes. Registration will only become available once your designated registration time has become valid. To understand the assignment of registration times and our BYU-Hawaii academic calendar, please click here.

5. Immunizations

Your Proof of immunization needs to be sent to the BYU–Hawaii Health Center. Visit the Health Center site for more information (do not fax health records to the Admissions Office)


Please note that steps 1 and 2 must be complete or you will not be able to register for classes.

6. Login to your

BYUH email account

and check for messages.

Once you have sent us your Intent to Enroll form, your student email account will be created. This email account will be the official and primary email address used to send official university communication. Every student is provided a campus email account and is expected to check it frequently.

*Please visit the IT website for answers to your questions, or to find directions on how to access or forward your BYU-Hawaii email.

7. Select your classes.

Questions about classes to take?

8. Register for classes.

Questions about how to register?

9. New Student Orientation

We suggest you visit this informational site,

New Student Online Orientation

which will make your transition to campus life easier.

Note: Please watch for the new student portal, which will facilitate your arrival on campus.