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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.

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With the exception of ACT or SAT test scores (see more information below) 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

ACT or SAT test scores are still required for admission consideration. However, due to limited testing opportunities brought on by COVID-19 freshman applicants for winter 2020 and freshman and transfer applicants for spring, summer, and fall 2021, will be able to submit their application without an ACT or SAT test score by either the priority or final deadline, but will be required to submit their official score by the appropriate ACT/SAT deadline. If you submit your application with an ACT or SAT test score and are retaking a test, you can also submit your new official test score by the appropriate ACT/SAT deadline for consideration in your application. Submitted applications missing an ACT or SAT test score after the ACT/SAT deadline will not be considered for admission.

Freshman (including homeschool) applicants are required to submit an ACT or SAT test score. Transfer applicants with fewer than 24 university credit hours will also be required to submit an ACT or SAT test score. BYU only considers the highest overall composite score it receives in its evaluation, minus the writing portion. Currently 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)
  • From a copy of the official online PDF (mailed, delivered, or via YMessage.byu.edu)
  • Self-reported in the application (official verification will take place)
     

High School Transcripts

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

Utah Public High Schools – If you have attended a Utah public high school, we can retrieve your transcript from the state electronically by your entering your State Student Identifier (SSID) in your application. If this number is not located on your transcript, please contact your high school counseling center to obtain your SSID. (Note: this is not your school-issued ID number).

Non-Utah and other High Schools – You will self-report your high school work in your application. 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

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

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 or term 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 and an ACT or SAT test score 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. 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, National Student Clearinghouse, or SCRIP-Safe.
  • 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 or WES. See Evaluating International Work for more information.