Congratulations on your admission to BYU! BYU OneStop is your sidekick for managing Financial Aid, Scholarships, Admissions, Registration, and other student services. This checklist will help you get started as a newly admitted student at BYU. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to never miss a deadline.

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Accept or Decline Admission

As a new student, you must indicate your intention to accept or decline admission by the commitment deadline. Click the do it link on the ‘Accept or Decline Admission’ task to indicate your decision. If you change your mind about your decision to attend, you can return to your decision screen and update your response.

Commitment Deadline

Semester/Term Attending Commitment Deadline
May 1


Inability to Attend Admitted Semester or Term

You must attend the semester or term for which you have been admitted. Failure to do so will result in a loss of registration eligibility, meaning that you will need to reapply. As it is increasingly competitive to get admitted to BYU, a different decision may result. We strongly recommend that you attend the semester for which you have been admitted.

If you find that you cannot attend, please drop all classes as soon as possible to avoid tuition and other charges, and to make classes available for other students wishing to enroll.

Exception: If you are unable to attend the semester you've been admitted due to a mission call, please go to the 'Missionary Deferment' item in this checklist and follow those instructions.

Mission Deferment

If you want to defer your enrollment while serving an LDS mission, you must complete the online missionary deferment. To defer both enrollment and BYU academic scholarships without having to reapply to the university, you must meet the following conditions:

  • Be admitted to BYU as a degree seeking student
  • Cannot be on academic suspension or dismissal
  • Return to BYU for the semester/term indicated on your deferment
  • Have a current ecclesiastical endorsement

Click on the OneStop 'Missionary Checklist' task below in this checklist for a link to the deferment form and other important information about deferring.

Account Permissions (Guest Access)

We recommend each student manage their own student account but understand there are cases where it is necessary for a parent, spouse or other third-party to access information or complete transactions on your behalf. 

Guest Access allows you to give another person access to your BYU account. You can grant access to selected accounts including your Academic, Financial, and Personal accounts. Additionally, you can establish approved modes of access, including online or "Web access" and/or "Telephone/In-person access."

Note: we will not discuss your account or records with your parent, spouse or other third party unless Guest Access is granted.

Click the do it button on the "Guest Access: Account Permissions" task to set up or use Guest Access.

Communication with BYU (YMessage)

YMessage is the system that many BYU offices use to communicate with you about secure information.  This is where you will receive important notifications and can discuss personal items regarding your registration, academic record and financial account which can't be answered through regular email. You can also initiate a question by sending a new message. You will be prompted to select a topic, which will route your message to the most appropriate BYU office. Take a tour of your YMessage account here.

You will be notified through your email account when new items are available in YMessage for you to view. Click the do it link on the 'Update My Personal Information' task to confirm or update the email address you have provided the University.

First-Year Mentoring

First-Year Mentoring gives you, as a first-year student, easier access to certain high-demand University Core classes and provides you with the opportunity for valuable peer mentor support.

Before coming to campus you will be contacted by a peer mentor who will assist you in your transition from high school to BYU. This mentor is a BYU student just like you, but is experienced and is very familiar with how things work. The mentor will be available for questions that you and your parents might have about life at BYU.

Once you arrive on campus you will receive a new peer mentor who you'll meet at New Student Orientation and who will be available to you throughout your first semester at BYU.

Visit the First-Year Mentoring website to learn more!

How To BYU

The Office of First-Year Experience is dedicated to help you get the most out of your first year at BYU. They provide your first-year peer mentor, new student orientation, newsletters, and information about succeeding as a new student. 

"How to BYU" is a website that provides a guide to what first-year students need to know. It will help you learn more information about housing and transportation, student life, first-year mentoring, and more.

Click the do it button on 'How to BYU' to start learning the ropes at BYU.

Class Registration

First-Year Mentoring reserves seats in certain high-demand first-year courses. You can register for one of these classes by going to MyMAP and clicking the Register tab. Select the semester you are registering for and click the "Mentored Courses" button. Click here to learn more about Mentored Courses.

In the OneStop 'Register for Classes' checklist you can find quick links to the current University Class Schedule to see what classes are offered. This checklist will also help you navigate BYU's MyMAP system so you can easily plan, organize and register for classes.

For other useful registration tools, see the tasks below.

Classes You Should Take

If you haven't chosen a major yet, the University Advisement Center (UAC) can help you explore your options. Advisors are available to meet with you as often as you need in order to help you choose majors and careers. You can call or walk in to schedule an appointment weekdays from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, except Tuesdays when the office is closed for university devotionals (10:45 am - 12:00 pm). 

If you have already declared a major, your major's college advisement center can help you know which classes to register for. Click the do it link on the 'Find Academic Advisement' task to find your major's college advisement center contact information.

AP/IB Credit

If you've completed an AP exam with a 3, 4, or 5 or an IB HL exam with a 5, 6, or 7 you may earn BYU credit. The credit you receive may fulfill specific graduation requirements, give you elective hours, and save you some tuition dollars. 

Click the do it link on the 'AP/IB Credit' task to view the AP/IB guide. It will help you understand which tests fulfill specific credit requirements at BYU. You should contact your College Advisement Center to make sure you aren’t duplicating classes (including AP/IB or concurrent enrollment classes).

In order to receive credit for your AP/IB test scores, you need to make sure BYU obtains all your official scores.  Check your Record Summary to see if all your AP/IB credit has been added. If it hasn't:

  • AP Scores: Come to B-150 ASB and log in to your AP CollegeBoard account (for AP), or to request that your scores are added to your BYU student record (for IB).

College Credit (Concurrent/Dual Enrollment)

College Credit (Concurrent/Dual Enrollment)

If you received any college credit that was not included on the college transcript you sent to BYU when you applied, you will need to submit an updated transcript so your credit can be added. BYU accepts official transcripts from the following sources:

  • Mailed directly from the college/university you attended to:
    • BYU OneStop, A-41 ASB, Provo, UT 84602
  • Hand-delivered college transcripts in a sealed envelope (the envelope cannot be tampered with in any way) to OneStop Student Services (D-155 ASB)
  • Electronically through Parchment Exchange, National Student Clearinghouse or SCRIP-SAFE
  • Sent from the university via email to

Check your Progress Report or Record Summary to make sure all your credits appear at BYU. If your transcript has not changed since you submitted your application, you are not required to send it again.

Associate Degree

If you have received an associate degree and don’t see that your GE requirements have been filled on your Progress Record, contact the Transfer Evaluation Office, (801) 422-8522.

Learn About My Financial Center

My Financial Center is where you go to do just about everything related to your BYU finances, such as paying tuition and charges on your student account, and applying for financial aid and scholarships, etc.

Check your financial YMessages and required tasks in My Financial Center regularly for important information about your student account.

Learn more about My Financial Center:

To learn how to make a payment using My Financial Center, watch this video:

Tuition Costs

The cost of tuition for undergraduate students is as follows:

Fall/Winter 2017-2018 Costs
Spring/Summer 2018 Costs
Credit HoursLDSNon-LDS
Credit HoursLDSNon-LDS
12.0 +$2,730$5,460
6.0 +$1,365$2,730
9.0 - 11.5$2,594$5,188
4.5 - 5.5$1,297$2,594
0.5 - 8.5 $286/credit $572/credit
0.5 - 4.0 $286/credit $572/credit

Tuition deadline: 7 calendar days before classes start. Failure to pay by the tuition deadline will result in a hold being placed on your registration. If tuition is not paid by the add/drop deadline (final tuition deadline), all classes may be dropped.

Preferred method of payment: online e-payment (e-check or credit card).


Scholarship Notification

As a new freshman you will be considered for BYU academic scholarships when you submit your admission application. You have until March 1 to submit the FAFSA to be considered for need-based and private scholarships. See the notification dates for scholarships here:

Admitted Semester/TermScholarship Notification
Spring, Summer, FallEnd of April
WinterEnd of August

Scholarship Criteria

For academic scholarships, each new freshman is considered upon admission to the university; the unweighted GPA and highest ACT/SAT composite score (submitted by the deadline) comprise the scholarship criteria. For further clarification, see the New Freshman Scholarships website. Private scholarships and many departmental scholarships (fine arts, athletics, etc.) have specialized criteria. 

Off-Campus Scholarships

If you have been awarded an off-campus scholarship or have a 529 plan, the granting organization will generally send the money directly to BYU. The average processing time is 2-3 weeks from the date the funds are mailed to BYU. To ensure timely processing of funds, please send funds at least one month prior to the start of the semester. Funds are processed on a first-come-first-serve-basis.  For further clarification, see the Off-Campus Scholarships website. 

Financial Aid

In order to apply for Federal Financial Aid (Pell Grants and Direct Loans) you must fill out the FAFSA application. The OneStop Financial Aid checklist takes you through the process of applying for 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 to view the checklist, or click the 'Financial Aid FAQ' task if you already have a specific question in mind.

  1. The best thing to help you in the financial aid process is to learn how to use My Financial Center. You should be checking My Financial Center daily for updates and messages.
  2. My Financial Center is also the place you can make online payments for tuition, your health plan, program fees, housing and meal plans, and other miscellaneous charges.
  3. In order for BYU OneStop to talk to someone other than you (such as a parent) about your financial account, you have to grant that person Guest Access. Click the do it link on the 'Guest Access' task to grant access.

Click the do it link on the 'Login to My Financial Center' task to login.

For more information on Federal Financial Aid visit

Housing and Meal Plans


On-Campus Housing

You are encouraged to live on campus for your first year at BYU. Visit the On-Campus Housing website for more information about on-campus living units. Click here for specific information about moving into your on-campus housing unit. 

Off-Campus Housing

If you aren’t interested in living in On-Campus Housing, visit the Off-Campus Housing website to search through BYU contracted off-campus housing units. 

If you choose to live in non-BYU contracted housing, you are required to submit an Off-Campus Housing waiver (or you'll be subject to a fee). Click here to submit the waiver.

Update Your Personal Information

If you decide to live in off-campus housing you are required to update or confirm your residential address each semester. When you make your housing choice, click the do it link on the 'Update My Personal Information' task below to update your residential address. Failure to complete this requirement will result in a non-compliance fee.

Meal Plans

BYU Meal Plans make it easier for you to save time and money by offering many options for convenient and affordable meals. For students living in Helaman Halls, a meal plan is required. Students may select from any of the following plans: Open Door 7, Dining Plus, Basic, or Dining Dollars Blue.

If you're living in other on- or off-campus housing units meal plans are available, but optional. Click here to learn about your meal plan options.

Payments for your on-campus housing and meal plans can be made online through My Financial Center.

New Student Orientation (NSO)

New Student Orientation (NSO) is the first event held for you as a new student when you arrive on campus. In addition to tours and social activities, you'll learn more about your major, special interest programs (e.g. Honors, Pre-med), and participate in BYU traditions such as the Y Class Photo. New Student Orientation is an important step in becoming part of the BYU community.

Click the do it link on the “Register for New Student Orientation” task below to register.

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. 

Tuberculosis (TB) Test

If you have lived outside of the United States or Canada for six months or more within the last five years, you are required by Utah state law to have a tuberculosis skin test.

Failure to comply with this Utah State Law by the first day of classes will result in a TB hold being placed on your record. This hold prevents you from changing classes and registering for future semesters. Ultimately, failure to comply with this requirement may result in you being withdrawn from the University. If you are an international student, your student visa status may be terminated. If you have any questions, please call (801) 422-5134 or (801) 422-7711.

You can set up an appointment to have the TB test by calling the Student Health Center at (801) 422-2771. A small fee will be charged for the test. The county health department can also administer the test for a minimal fee. You will need to fax appropriate documentation to BYU Medical Records at (801) 422-0761. Contact the BYU Student Health Center for more information and questions.

Academic Honesty Policy and Honor Code

As a BYU student you should seek to be totally honest in your dealings with others. You should complete and be evaluated on your own work. You should avoid academic dishonesty and misconduct in all its forms, including but not limited to plagiarism, fabrication or falsification, cheating, and other academic misconduct.

Click here to review the Academic Honesty Policy and here to review the Honor Code. For ecclesiastical endorsement questions, and questions or reports about honor code violations, visit the Honor Code Office.