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The following applicants would be considered freshmen:

  • Current high school students
  • Those who have only completed college credit while in high school (concurrent work/dual enrollment)
  • High school graduates with no college credit, regardless of the amount of time since high school graduation
  • Homeschool students with no college credit taken after the date they have completed their home school requirements
  • Applicants who are high school age but will not be completing high school
  • Non-high school graduates who have not completed any graded college work

Applicants that would not be considered freshmen:

  • High school graduate that has completed at least one graded college course after high school graduation
  • Homeschooled applicants who have completed college credit after they have completed their home school requirements
  • We do not admit student who will not be 17 by the time the semester they are seeking has begun

Admission Application 

  • Submit the application by the appropriate application deadlines.
  • Please note that housing options are dependent upon what is available on any given room selection date. 
  • Students should apply for the semester or term for which they wish to attend. Requests to change beginning semesters may not be accommodated.
  • The admission criteria are the same for all entry dates. One semester or term is not easier to get into over another. 
  • Applicants intending to serve a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ can view full information about deferring here.
  • Applicants will need to submit a transcript for any concurrent college credit received.
  • Any international work must be submitted through IERF or WES. See Evaluating International Work for more information. BYU will only accept official US-accredited transcripts without an evaluation. 
  • Because of the level of intellectual, social, and emotional maturity required of university students, BYU does not admit applicants who will be less than 17 years of age by the first day of class.