Everything you need to take care of at the beginning of each semester or term.

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Academic Planning/Advisement

If you have basic questions regarding your academic planning, use MyMAP. MyMAP helps you plan and organize your classes according to university core and specific major requirements.

If you have more questions and you want to talk to an academic advisor, schedule an appointment with your College Advisement Center. Click the Do It link on the 'Find Academic Advisement' task below for a list of advisement centers. 

Register for Classes

The links below will help you as you register for classes this semester.  If you need further explanation, click the Register for Classes Checklist below for a step-by-step process. 

If you haven't selected a major yet, the OneStop Choose a Major checklist (click the task below) will link you to resources on campus that can help you make your decision.

Note: When you’re ready to choose, you'll need to contact your college advisement center to officially declare a major. Click the Visit It link on the 'Find Academic Advisement' task below to find your advisement center.

Resolve Holds

There are a number of circumstances that might place a hold on your account and prevent you from registering.

  • Check the Student Summary tab in MyMAP under the Profile section to see if you have any registration holds.
  • If a “yes” appears in the Holds box, click the “yes” for information about the holds on your account and contact the appropriate offices to get them resolved.
  • Financial holds can be resolved on My Financial Center home page.
  • You can find an explanation of common registration holds here

Allow up to 30 minutes for your hold to be released so you can register for classes.

Pay Tuition (and Other Charges)

Tuition deadline: 7 calendar days before classes start
Preferred method of payment: online e-payment (e-check or credit card)

  • If you don’t pay tuition by the tuition deadline a hold is placed on your registration and you cannot register for any more classes; if you don't pay by the add/drop deadline (final tuition deadline), all your classes may be dropped. Click here for the tuition deadline schedule. Click the Do It link on the 'Pay Tuition' task below to make your payment.
  • Even if you are waiting for scholarships or financial aid to come in and pay your tuition, you still need to find a way to pay by the deadline. If you don't have the money to pay tuition by the deadlines you can apply for a BYU Short-Term Loan to give yourself time to acquire the money. BYU short-term loans have an additional $20.00 processing fee, and are interest free if paid back by the deadline.

You can pay tuition, health plan charges, program fees, housing, meal plans and other miscellaneous charges online through My Financial Center. You can also see a history of charges and payments to your account. Click the Do It link on the 'Login to My Financial Center' task below.

  • Note: Avoid a processing fee of 2.0% for using a credit card by paying your charges online with a free e-check. All you need is your bank account and routing number (which you can find at the bottom of a check or by calling your bank).

Financial Aid

The OneStop Financial Aid Checklist takes you through the process of applying for federal financial aid and can help you find answers to your financial aid questions without waiting in line or on the phone.

Click the 'Financial Aid Checklist' task below to view the checklist, or click the 'Financial Aid FAQ' task if you already have a specific question in mind.

If you already know the process, browse through the links below to find what you need.


Getting your Scholarship Money

  1. If you received a BYU scholarship it will automatically be applied to your student account to pay for tuition as long as you meet all eligibility requirements.
  2. If you received an off-campus scholarship it will be applied to your account soon after we receive a check from your scholarship donor, and as long as you meet all eligibility requirements (off-campus scholarship eligibility requirements are different from BYU scholarship eligibility requirements).
  3. If you received a departmental scholarship you will need to contact your department directly for information regarding that scholarship.
  4. Excess money from scholarships (if any) will be refunded beginning the 3rd day of classes. We recommend setting up direct deposit for faster delivery.

Click the Do It link on the 'View Scholarship History' task below for information about your current and past scholarships. Click the 'View Scholarships FAQ' task below for information about when your scholarship will post to your account.

Applying for Scholarships

The deadline to apply for scholarships for the next academic year is March 1st. Click the Do It link on the 'Apply for Scholarships' task below if you're ready to apply.

If you're interested, click here for the current academic year scholarship cut-offs for continuing students. The cut-offs are determined each year after scholarships are awarded depending on the applicant pool (GPA, number of applicants, etc), so the cut-offs are likely to change from year to year.

Buy Textbooks

My Book List is an online list of all the textbooks you will need for your current class schedule. You can also search the system to find out which books are required for any particular course. Many textbooks can even be purchased online.

Textbook Tips:

  • Book List kiosks are available on the upper level of the BYU Store where you can view and print your required textbook list.
  • The BYU Store sells used textbooks which are often a little cheaper.
  • The BYU Store allows students the option to rent textbooks at a discounted price.
  • Textbook Sell-Backs are at the end of every semester/term during finals week. The BYU Store needs books to sell and may buy yours for up to 60% of the new retail price. Note: not all textbooks are eligible for sell-back.
  • You have the option of charging textbook purchases to your student account: just show your BYU ID at the textbook floor register at the time of purchase. The amount charged to your student account has to be repaid within 45 days of the purchase. Click here for more information about charging to your student account.

Waive or Pay for Student Health Plan

Students enrolled 3/4 time or more (9 semester credits/4.5 term credits) are required to have health insurance coverage year-round.  You are automatically enrolled in BYU's Student Health Plan one week before classes start if private insurance has not been reported. Private insurance plans from companies outside the United States will not be accepted. However, if you have your own ACA compliant health insurance from a United States-based insurance company you will need to waive the health plan online to avoid paying for the BYU Student Health Plan.  Click the Do It link on the 'Enroll in or Waive the Student Health Plan' task below to waive the BYU Student Health Plan. 

New students coming for the fall semester can waive the BYU student health plan at the beginning of August. Those coming for winter, spring or summer semester will have access to waive the plan approximately 1 month prior to classes starting. The deadline to waive the BYU Student Health Plan is the semester add/drop deadline. 

Tip: you will need to re-waive the Student Health Plan every fall semester by the add/drop deadline to avoid be charged. 

Transportation Options

Register and pay your vehicle before the semester begins.

Even if you don't have a car at BYU there are a lot of options for you to get around; BYU car sharing program, Zimride, The Ryde (bus).


Remember, single undergraduate students are required to live either in on-campus housing or in BYU contracted off-campus housing. 

  • The Off-Campus Housing Office has a vacancy listings website to help you in your search for BYU contracted housing. You may also be interested in checking KSL.com/classifieds and/or Craigslist for other available housing options near BYU. Click the 'Off-Campus Housing' task below for more information.
  • Click the Visit It link on the 'On-Campus Housing' task below for more information about on-campus living units for single or married students.
  • If you are living at home (not in BYU contracted housing) you are required to submit a non-compliance waiver. Click the Do It link on the 'Apply for Off-Campus Housing Waiver' task below.

When you make your housing choice, click the Do It link on the 'Update My Personal Information' task below to update your residential address (this is required each semester).

Cougar Cash

Cougar Cash is great way to pay for purchases or fees on campus using your BYU ID card - including printing and vending. There are two ways to use it - Prepaid or Direct. Cougar Cash Prepaid is a prepaid account on the BYU ID card. Cougar Cash Direct is a way to automatically pay for campus purchases with your BYU ID card, similar to a debit card transaction.

The benefits of using Cougar Cash include no sales tax, printing on campus, and easy access to vending.

Note that Cougar Cash cannot be used to pay for tuition and fees payments. This includes class fees, student loans, health center fees and insurance, and traffic and parking fees.