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The BYU–Hawaii BYU-Pathway Partnership

Expanded Opportunities for Students in the Pacific Islands and Asia

BYU–Hawaii and BYU-Pathway Worldwide are excited to announce a new partnership that will expand educational options for students in the Pacific Islands, Asia, and the Philippines.

Students who have completed one of BYU-Pathway Worldwide’s online programs and desire to earn a degree on campus at BYU–Hawaii will be given priority consideration for admission to BYU–Hawaii as well as its IWORK scholarship program. Capacity is limited. Read Full Story

For questions about the BYU–Hawaii BYU-Pathway Partnership, please submit a question online or contact us at admissions@byuh.edu.

Eligibility Requirements
BYU-Pathway Programs
Minimum GPA Requirement
Complete BYU–Hawaii Application
Submit BYU-Pathway Transcripts
Financial Documents

To be eligible, students must have completed BYU-Pathway’s foundational PathwayConnect curriculum, and/or a certificate or associate degree through BYU-Pathway Worldwide. The completion of a BYU-Pathway Worldwide program fulfills and waives BYU–Hawaii’s admission requirements for English proficiency and secondary education transcripts.

Students who have completed BYU-Pathway’s PathwayConnect curriculum (PC101, PC102, PC103, and the introductory certificate course) with a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher, are eligible for priority consideration for admission to BYU–Hawaii as well as its IWORK scholarship program. Students who have completed a certificate and/or associate degree through BYU–Pathway Worldwide with a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher will also be eligible for priority consideration for admission to BYU–Hawaii.

Interested students must apply to BYU–Hawaii and complete the application by the application deadline date. Students who are currently enrolled in PathwayConnect may also apply but they must have completed at least one semester with a 3.0 GPA or higher and must be on track to complete PathwayConnect (PC101, PC102, PC103, and introductory certificate course) prior to the start of the semester they are applying. Should you have any questions about the Partnership program please click here.

An unofficial BYU–Pathway Worldwide transcript will be acceptable for applicants to submit their BYU–Hawaii application. Please email your unofficial transcript to admissions@byuh.edu. Transcripts may be requested online by logging in to the BYU-Pathway Portal at www.byupathway.org/sign-in. Academic records and final transcripts will be verified by BYU–Hawaii to ensure eligibility requirements are met and maintained. Should you want to transfer BYU-Pathway credits to BYU–Hawaii, official transcripts will be required.

To submit your BYU–Hawaii application, you must be able to prove that you can pay for the cost of education for one year or prove that you are eligible for financial aid through BYU–Hawaii's IWORK program.

All international students are required to submit the following financial documents:

  • Savings documents such as bank statements (for each parent).
  • Income documents such as your most recent tax form OR pay slips for the last three pay periods (for each parent).

For questions regarding financial documents please contact iwork@byuh.edu.

You may upload all financial documents within the international section of your BYUH application. Financial documents do not need to be cited.

The expectation is that an admitted student will have successfully completed the PathwayConnect program with a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or better. The initial admission decision will be based upon additional PathwayConnect requirements such as religion and introductory certificate courses. Failure to do so may result in a revision or cancellation of admission to BYU-Hawaii.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Students who have completed BYU-Pathway’s foundational PathwayConnect curriculum (PC101, PC102, PC103, and the introductory certificate course) and/or a certificate or associate degree through BYU-Pathway Worldwide with a minimum 3.0 GPA or higher, are eligible for priority consideration for admission to BYU–Hawaii.

    1. To start in spring semester (April–June): Apply by Nov. 1 (extended to Dec. 1 this year 2021).

      To start in fall semester (Sept.–Dec.): Apply by February 1.

      To start in winter semester (Jan.–April): Apply by July 1.

    2. For tuition pricing and scholarships, visit the BYU–Hawaii Financial Aid webpage. (Students who are or have been enrolled at BYU-Pathway Worldwide will pay BYU–Hawaii’s tuition rates, not BYU-Pathway’s.)

    3. Yes. Visit the Financial Aid & Scholarships website for more information.

      One available form of financial aid is BYU–Hawaii’s IWORK scholarship, which is a work-study program. Accepted students receive the means to cover education expenses including tuition, room & board, and fees. IWORK scholarship recipients are required to hold a part-time job at the Polynesian Cultural Center or at BYU–Hawaii and maintain good academic standing in addition to other requirements.

    4. BYU-Pathway students who meet eligibility requirements but are not admitted to BYU–Hawaii because capacity is reached should consider pursuing an online certificate through BYU-Pathway, and then reapply to BYU–Hawaii for a future start date.

    5. Priority consideration for admission to BYU–Hawaii will include a streamlined application process. Admission’s criteria such as the English proficiency test and secondary education documents will be waived. Instead of submitting official BYU-Pathway academic transcripts, submission of unofficial transcripts are now acceptable.

    6. Students can request an unofficial copy sent to BYU–Hawaii, by completing the following steps after final grades have been posted.

      1. Sign in at byupathway.org/sign-in.
      2. Select “Transcripts” from the top-right menu.
      3. Select “PathwayConnect Transcript Tool.”
      4. Select "Print Unofficial Transcript."
      5. Download "Unofficial Transcript" and send it to admissions@byuh.edu
    7. BYU–Hawaii will accept transfer credits from BYU-Pathway Worldwide. All PathwayConnect credits will count towards their BYU–Hawaii degree. Completed certificates and/or associate degrees will be evaluated on an individual basis.

    8. The expectation is that an admitted student will have successfully completed the PathwayConnect program with a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or better. The initial admission decision will be based upon additional PathwayConnect requirements such as religion and introductory certificate courses. Failure to do so may result in a revision or cancellation of admission to BYU-Hawaii.

    9. In accordance to the university's mission, the goal is to extend the blessings of learning to members of the Church, particularly in the Oceania and the Asian Rim. However, should capacity permit, eligible BYU-Pathway students from anywhere in the world may be considered.

    10. The BYU–Hawaii BYU-Pathway Partnership has no bearing on the university’s policy for second degrees. In keeping with its mission to educate as many students as possible from its target area, BYU–Hawaii does not admit students for a second bachelor's degree.

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