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 Deadlines

Semester/Term Attending
Commitment Deadline
SpringApril 1
Summer, FallMay 1
WinterNovember 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 when 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

BYU students who want to defer their enrollment while serving an LDS mission must complete the online missionary deferment. To defer both enrollment and scholarships without having to reapply to the university, the following conditions should be met:

  • 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.

Jumpstart

Presented by the Office of First-Year Experience, Jumpstart is a series of online recordings available for viewing, to prepare you to come to BYU. These sessions are offered after you receive your acceptance notification. Topics include:

  1. Welcome: Dates and Deadlines: What do you need to do before you get to campus? This timeline presentation includes to-dos such as housing, financial aid, and course registration.

  2. Class Registration: Learn to use MyMAP, BYU's course registration system, and find out more about major and general education requirements.

  3. Technology Essentials: Discuss options for computers, software, and printing. Learn how campus wireless works and about other custom BYU systems such as Learning Suite (BYU’s course management tool).

  4. Financial Planning: How much will it cost to go to college, and how will you pay for it?

Note: You will receive an email with more information about Jumpstart sessions as the dates approach. Click the do it button on the 'Jumpstart' task to learn more.

Transferring College Credits

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:

  • Mail directly from the college 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 college via email to collegetranscript@byu.edu

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.

If you have questions about how your credit has transferred to fulfill BYU University Core requirements, contact the Transfer Evaluation Office at (801) 422-8522.

Associate Degree

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

International Credit

For instructions on how to submit credit from an international university, please contact the Transfer Evaluation Office at (801) 422-8522 or transfer@byu.edu.

Registration

The OneStop 'Register for Classes' checklist gives you quick links to the current University Class Schedule so you can see what classes are offered, and helps 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). Click the visit it link on the 'University Advisement Center' task to view the UAC website.

If you have already declared a major, your major's Academic 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 Academic Advisement Center contact information.

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 messages 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:

Tuition
Spring/Summer 2017 Costs
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 Costs
Credit HoursLDSNon-LDS
Credit HoursLDSNon-LDS
6.0 +$1,325$2,650
12.0 +$2,730$5,460
4.5 - 5.5$1,259$2,518
9.0 - 11.5$2,594$5,188
0.5 - 4.0 $276/credit $552/credit
0.5 - 8.5 $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).

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 financialaid.byu.edu.

Scholarships

Transfer students are not eligible for academic scholarships upon initial entrance to BYU. Transfer students can apply for academic scholarships as continuing students after having completed at least one full enrollment (12 credit hours) at BYU prior to the appropriate March 1 application deadline for the next awarding period. See the chart below:

Entrance DateEligible to Apply for:Application DeadlinesNotification Deadline
Spring 2017, Summer 2017, Fall 2017Spring 2018, Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019March 1, 2018Mid-April
Winter 2018Spring 2019, Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Winter 2020March 1, 2019*Mid-November

*To be considered for need-based or private scholarships, you should apply by March 1, 2018.

There are a few non-academic scholarships for which some transfer students may receive consideration. If you would like to be considered for these, please complete the scholarship application (available fall/winter semesters only) including completing FAFSA by March 1. For more information, please visit the Scholarships Website.

Off-Campus Scholarships

If you have been awarded an off-campus scholarship, the scholarship 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.  

This website is available to help you search and find more opportunities for scholarships off campus: nsfp.byu.edu

Housing

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

On-Campus Housing

Click the visit it link on the 'On-Campus Housing' task below for more information about on-campus living units for single students or those with a family. Click here for information about moving into on-campus housing.

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

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. Remember, if you're a single undergraduate student your off-campus housing choice has to be BYU contracted. Click the 'Off-Campus Housing' task below for contact information.

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). These waivers are usually difficult to get approved. Click the do it link on the 'Apply for Off-Campus Housing Waiver' below 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 a convenient and affordable selection of meals.  All students, not just freshmen, can use a meal plan. Check out The Commons at the Cannon Center, the Cougareat, any of the four BYU Creamery locations, or many other dining options around campus.  For specifics about the dining options, click the do it link on the 'Buy Meal Plan' task. 

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

Transfer Student Orientation

We can’t think of a better way to start your BYU experience than by attending New Student Orientation (NSO). There are some classes and activities specifically for transfer students, and you'll be put into a group with other transfer students as well. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people and have fun. We’re confident you’ll come away from the experience feeling like an important part of the BYU community.

Click the do it link on the 'Register for Transfer Student Orientation' task below to register.

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. Click here for more information and frequently asked questions.

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 'Waive 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. 

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 on the tasks below to review the Academic Honesty Policy and the Honor Code.

Other Things You Might Be Interested In

Check out the links below for more information about helpful services and offices at BYU!

Click the More Info link to learn more about each one, or click the Do It link to take care of it online.

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