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Educational History

You will be required to report all US-accredited work completed inside or outside the United States, including accredited homeschool programs.

All materials must be received or reported by the appropriate application deadline. If you would like to make any changes to your application after submission (including submitting transcripts, etc.) you will be required to withdraw your application and then resubmit. This will update the application submission timestamp. Failure to report a complete and accurate academic history, may result in your acceptance being revoked, loss of credit, or dismissal from the institution.

ACT/SAT Scores

Due to the limited availability of ACT and SAT exam options during the COVID-19 global pandemic, most applicants are not required to submit a standardized test score to be considered for admission to BYU for spring 2021 through winter 2024. Applicants may choose to submit a test score if they feel it would strengthen their application; however, applicants who do not submit a test score will not be at a disadvantage. Applicants wanting an ACT or SAT test score considered with their application, must have it included at the time of submission before the priority or final deadline.

Please click on the applicant type to read more about possible test requirements. For additional COVID-19 questions and answers, please click here.

    • Freshmen applicants who have completed sufficient accredited high school work will have the option to apply with or without an ACT or SAT test 
    • The admission application will guide the applicant through assessing sufficient accredited high school work. 
    • Transfer applicants who have earned fewer than 24 graded college credits will have the option to apply with or without an ACT or SAT test if they also completed sufficient accredited high school work. 
    • The admission application will guide the applicant through assessing sufficient accredited high school work.
    • International applicants applying as either a freshman or a transfer applicant with fewer than 24 graded college credits will have the same options as all freshmen and transfer applicants. Please see freshmen and transfer applicants for details. 
    • Homeschooled applicants who have not earned sufficient accredited high school work will have the option to earn 24 graded college credits or take an ACT or SAT exam. 
    • The admission application will guide the applicant through assessing sufficient accredited high school work.
    • Concurrent enrollment applicants will have the option to apply with or without an ACT or SAT test score.  

BYU only considers the highest overall composite score it receives in its evaluation, minus the writing portion. BYU does not use a superscore for either ACT or SAT test scores. ACT and SAT test scores can be sent from the following sources:

  • Directly from the ACT or SAT office
  • From a copy of a student’s official score report (mailed or delivered)
  • For SAT scores, you can download the official PDF score report on your College Board account and send us a YMessage (YMessage.byu.edu)
  • For ACT scores, you can take a screenshot of your individual test score from your ACT account and please make sure that the screenshot includes the following information (see example below):
    1. Your name in the top right corner
    2. "Welcome (Student's Name)!" in the top middle of the screen
    3. ACT ID below the "Welcome"
    4. Test date
    5. Your individual test scores
  • After taking this screenshot you can send it to us via YMessage (YMessage.byu.edu)

High School Transcripts

*If you or your high school opted for pass/fail grades for the semester(s) or term(s) impacted by COVID-19, this will not have a negative impact on your admission application to BYU.

If you are applying with less than 24 university/college GPA credit hours and/or just graduated from high school, you will be required to report your graded, US-accredited high school work, that's been completed from 9th through 12th grade.

US-accredited Work: Applicants self-reporting their grades must report all US-accredited work completed inside or outside of the United States, including accredited homeschool programs.

Non-US-accredited work: Non-US-accredited work, including traditional homeschool or applicants with ONLY international work, should not be reported in the Transcript section of the application. You will fill out the "yes/no" questions only.

GPA - BYU uses a standardized grading system to ensure consistent evaluation of all transcripts. Due to variations in grading scales and calculations, we use only an unweighted GPA. Report grades as they appear on your transcript but know that the BYU GPA calculation may not match exactly.

Reporting High School Work – You will self-report your high school work in your application. You will need access to your high school transcript when self-reporting in the application and will enter your courses and grades, according to the grading scale on your high school transcript. Grades should be reported exactly as they appear on your high school transcript. You only need to supply an official transcript if you are admitted. This can be done in one of the following ways:

  • Electronically through Parchment Exchange, National Transcript Center, or National Student Clearinghouse
  • Mailed by the high school
  • Mailed or hand-delivered by the student

If you are admitted, you will not be able to register for classes until your official transcript has been received and verified. This process can take about a week. You will receive a YMessage from us once your transcripts are received and validated.

Transcripts that do not match the self-reported grades may result in your offer of admission being revoked.

Senior Year (12th grade) final grades - Senior year grades should be reported if you have received a final grade for the class, or in other words, if the grade is showing on your official transcript. If you are currently taking classes you should report those as in-progress on the application.

International High Schools – Freshmen and transfer applicants with fewer than 24 university credits will be required to report their high school work. Any international work must be submitted through IERF or WES. See Evaluating International Work for more information.

College Transcripts

*If you or your university or college opted for pass/fail grades for the semester(s) or term(s) impacted by COVID-19, this will not have a negative impact on your admission application to BYU. Please note pass grades are not counted towards your 24 completed college credits and you may need to include your high school transcript as a result.

BYU requires official transcripts from each college you have attended. This includes transcripts of courses taken through concurrent enrollment programs while in high school. Applicants must report all college work in the college section of the application whether or not it was completed on a college campus. Even if the work will be on a high school transcript, the college must be included. Failure to report a complete academic history may result in an offer of admission being revoked, loss of credit, or dismissal from the University.

For information about credit transferability and other FAQs, please visit transfer.byu.edu.

BYU does not accept faxed college transcripts. College transcripts may be sent to BYU in the following ways:

  • Electronically through Parchment Exchange or National Student Clearinghouse.
  • Sent directly from the university via email to collegetranscript@byu.edu.
  • Mailed directly from the college/university you attended.
  • Hand-delivered in a sealed envelope (the envelope cannot be tampered with in any way) to Enrollment Services (D-155 ASB).
  • Any international work must be submitted through IERF SpanTran or WES. See Evaluating International Work for more information.