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The requirements below are for individuals who will be transferring credits that they earned at the college level. An applicant that has completed concurrent/dual enrollment courses, and is applying immediately after high school graduation will be considered a New Freshmen applicant. A transfer applicant is an applicant that has completed 24 credits or 36 quarter hours of concurrent course work at a college or university other than BYU–Hawaii following high school graduation. Their admission and scholarship status will be evaluated based on BYU–Hawaii’s transfer student criteria.

Select a requirement and learn more about what we are asking. Feel free to contact Admissions for any further assistance regarding these requirements.

Domestic Requirements (U.S.)
Ecclesiastical Endorsements
Transcripts
ACT/SAT Score
Seminary Attendance

All students applying to Brigham Young University–Hawaii are required to have an ecclesiastical endorsement. You are responsible to schedule appointments with appropriate Church leaders and ensure the endorsements are complete by the application deadline. All students are expected to abide by the Honor Code, which includes (1) the Academic Honesty Policy, (2) the Dress and Grooming Standards, and (3) the applicable Residential Living Standards.

High School Preparation


Minimum high school CGPA for transfer students with less than 24 credits - 3.0

College Preparation


All attended colleges should be listed with their transcripts sent digitally through Parchment Exchange or National Student Clearing House. Transcripts sent by email will not be accepted. Transcripts sent through the mail should come directly from the school's registrar in a sealed letter. Walk-ins are accepted if the letter is still sealed by the school.

Earned credits should be reported on the application and will be verified with the most recent transcript Admissions has on file. Classes in progress that will finish after the application deadline should not be reported. If admitted, an updated transcript should be sent in order to receive credits for classes that were in progress during the application process. No transcript, no credit.

Transfer with Associates Degree


Students who transfer with an associate degree from an accredited college or university, not including Associate of Applied Science, will be required to complete:

  • A major.
  • The four CORE religion courses and residency religion requirements.
  • Advanced Writing - English 315.

Students with an Associate of Applied Science must complete the full Holokai program. Review the Transfer Evaluation Guidelines and Matrix to see which classes can be transferred to BYU–Hawaii.


ACT Minimum Score - 21
ACT Campus Average - 26

Transfer students with less than 24 credits - ACT/SAT score is required.

Transfer students with more than 24 credits - No ACT/SAT requirement

ACT/SAT scores must be sent by the examiners. Scores are processed by BYU in Provo and are shared with the CES institutions you are applying to.

Seminary or Missionary Service


In accordance with BYU–Hawaii's mission "to integrate both spiritual and secular learning", applicants that finished four years of seminary or institute and/or served a full-time mission will be given priority.

Leadership responsibilities and extracurricular activities may also be used as determining factors in admission decisions.

International Requirements (Non U.S.)
Ecclesiastical Endorsement
Secondary Education Transcripts
College Transcripts
English Proficiency Exam
Financial Documents
Seminary Attendance

All students applying to Brigham Young University–Hawaii are required to have an Ecclesiastical Endorsement. You are responsible to schedule appointments with appropriate Church leaders and ensure the endorsements are complete by the application deadline. All students are expected to abide by the Honor Code, which includes (1) the Academic Honesty Policy, (2) the Dress and Grooming Standards, and (3) the applicable Residential Living Standards.

Countries throughout the world differ from one another. Search for your country in the Country Criteria to find specific instructions on what is required. Be sure to follow the How to Cite Documents instructions when sending documents to the admissions office.

College credit requirements are different depending on your country. Refer to the country criteria on your specific country.

Those who have earned credits that are equivalent to BYU–Hawaii's English 101 course will not need to submit an English Proficiency Exam. Send the transcript to show to Admissions or evaluation. View our Transfer Guidelines and Matrix page to find your institution and course.

International (Non-U.S.) students whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the use of English by taking one of the approved English proficiency tests listed below. All English proficiency test scores are valid for two years after the date the test was taken.

Before registering for classes, most international students will be required to take an additional language proficiency test on campus. International students may be required to complete BYU–Hawaii's EIL program (which will take 4-12 months).

If you are currently serving a mission, please receive permission from your mission president before taking the English proficiency test.

Acceptable Exams

  • BYU–Hawaii requires a minimum score of 61 on the Internet-based Test (IBT) or 500 on the Paper-based Test (PBT). A minimum score of 17 on both speaking and writing on the IBT is required.

    BYU–Hawaii does NOT accept TOEFL ITP (Institutional TOEFL). This is only for the institution offering the test and not for any other school.

    To find out dates, locations, and cost of TOEFL tests, contact TOEFL.

  • BYU–Hawaii requires a minimum score of 5.5 with a minimum score of 5.0 for each sub-score (BAND).

    To find out dates, locations, and cost of IELTS tests, contact IELTS.

  • BYU–Hawaii requires a total score of 2150 and no subscore lower than 520.

    The EIKEN Test in Practical English Proficiency, often called STEP EIKEN or the STEP Test, is an English language test conducted by a Japanese public-interest incorporated foundation. To find out dates, locations, and cost of EIKEN tests, contact EIKEN.

    EIKEN (Taken BEFORE February 2016) 2A with a 63+ on Stage 1 and 27+ on Stage 2.

    Or

    EIKEN 2A with BYUH Online EIL 222 and 226 with the grade of B or better in each class (effective summer 2014).

  • BYU–Hawaii requires a minimum score of 44.

    To find out dates, locations and cost of PTE tests, contact PTE.

  • BYU–Hawaii requires a minimum average score of 75 for tests taken within a year.

    In selected countries, a BYU–Hawaii facilitator has been designated as an official Michigan test administrator. Admissions accepts Michigan tests as a valid means to satisfy the English Proficiency requirement.

    Students may take the test three times within a natural year, i.e., a year from the day they take the first test. Each test must be a month apart from each other.

  • BYU–Hawaii requires a minimum total scaled score of 53 with a minimum listening scaled score of 25 and a minimum reading scaled score of 27.

    BYU–Hawaii accepts SLEP tests from selected countries in the Pacific Islands.

    BYUH Online EIL Classes Requirements

    In order to waive the English Proficiency requirement, BYUH requires online EIL 222, 226, and 228 with a minimum grade of B in each class.

To attend BYU–Hawaii, you must be able to show us that you can afford the cost of attendance. International students can apply for financial aid through BYU–Hawaii's IWORK program.

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 iwork@byuh.edu.

Seminary or Missionary Service


In accordance with BYU–Hawaii's mission "to integrate both spiritual and secular learning", applicants that finished four years of seminary or institute and/or served a full-time mission will be given priority.

Leadership responsibilities and extracurricular activities may also be used as determining factors in admission decisions.

Important Links

Transfer Evaluation Guidelines and Matrix

Find your institution and view a list of BYU–Hawaii course equivalents.
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