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
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 BYU–Hawaii’s admission requirements for academic and English proficiency.
Students who have completed BYU-Pathway’s foundational PathwayConnect curriculum with a minimum 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 will be evaluated based on BYU–Pathway Worldwide GPA requirements.
Types of financial documents you should consider to gather are:
- Bank statements.
- Pay slips (three most recent).
- Sponsor's letter for each sponsor.
Those who need to fill out a bishop's letter can do so online.
Financial documents do not need to be cited. Please send them to email@example.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
Toggle ItemWho is eligible for priority admission to BYU–Hawaii?
Students who have completed (or will have completed by April 2022) BYU-Pathway’s foundational PathwayConnect curriculum (with a minimum 3.0 GPA or higher), and/or a certificate or associate degree through BYU-Pathway Worldwide, are eligible to apply to start at BYU–Hawaii in spring 2022 (April–June).
Toggle ItemWhat are the application deadlines for BYU–Hawaii?
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.
Toggle ItemHow much does tuition cost at BYU–Hawaii?
Toggle ItemAre there scholarships available at BYU–Hawaii?
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.
Toggle ItemWhat happens if capacity is reached and I don't get admitted?
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.
Toggle ItemWhat exactly does priority consideration for admission to BYU–Hawaii look like?
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. Also, the submitting of official BYU-Pathway academic transcripts will now be seamless through this new partnership.
Toggle ItemHow do I get my PathwayConnect transcript to send to BYU–Hawaii?
Students can request an official copy sent to BYU–Hawaii, by completing the following steps after final grades have been posted.
- Sign in at byupathway.org/sign-in.
- Select “Transcripts” from the top-right menu.
- Select “PathwayConnect Transcript Tool.”
- Select either “Request Official Transcript”
- For official transcript requests, select "BYU–Hawaii" to send your PathwayConnect transcript to.
Note: Official transcripts may take up to two weeks to be processed and sent.
Toggle ItemWill all of a student’s BYU-Pathway courses count toward their BYU–Hawaii degree?
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.
Toggle ItemIs this just for BYU-Pathway students from the Pacific Islands, Asia and the Philippines or will a BYU-Pathway student from anywhere in the world be given priority consideration for admission?
In accordance to the university's mission, the goal is to extend the blessings of learning to members of the Church, particularly in the Pacific Islands and Asia. However, should capacity permit, eligible BYU-Pathway students from anywhere in the world may be considered.
Toggle ItemIf I completed any of the BYU-Pathway Worldwide's programs, will I be given priority consideration for admission even though I already have a bachelor's degree?
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.