Returning missionaries are required to have a new ecclesiastical endorsement before they can begin registering for classes. If you are currently serving, then your mission president will complete the endorsment. If you are already home your bishop and a member of the stake presidency will need to complete the endorsement.
Returning Missionary Checklist
As you finish your missionary service and prepare to come to BYU, this checklist will help you know what to do next. Read through each checklist item below.
Pay for School
Tuition is due seven calendar days before the first day of class. Pay on time or you will get a hold placed on your account and your classes may be dropped.
You can apply for scholarships beginning with the term/semester you are returning. You must submit the online scholarship application by the appropriate deadline in order to be considered for academic, need-based, and private scholarships.
Finding a place to live near campus is important. You are encouraged to live on campus for your first year. Some on-campus housing options may require you to have a meal plan. Meal plans may make it easier for you by saving time and/or money.
Tuberculosis (TB) Test
If your missionary service was outside of the United States or Canada for six months or more, you are required by Utah state law to have a tuberculosis skin test. If you don't comply by the first day of classes a TB hold will be placed on your record. If you're an international student, your student visa status may be terminated. If you have any questions or want to schedule an appointment with the Student Health Center, please call 801-422-5134 or 801-422-7711.
Enroll In or Waive 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. You will have access to waive the plan about 1 month before classes start. This is yearly process and the deadline to waive the BYU Student Health Plan is the semester add/drop deadline.