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How to Apply?

Plan ahead! The application can take 4-6 weeks to complete. Note the application deadlines and application requirements.

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Am I an International Applicant?

The application will give you an opportunity to say whether you are a U.S. citizen or a dual citizen with the United States, a Permanent Resident (process is complete with “green card”), or whether you are an International Applicant. BYU defines “international applicant” as one who is required to enter the United States with a visa. Applicants with a U.S. passport are not international. Please select the appropriate citizenship in the application.

When Should I Apply?

The application takes time. It can take up to 6 weeks to finish, not counting the time necessary to obtain required exams. Keep aware of the application deadlines. All required application materials*, including evaluations of academic records, English proficiency exams, recommendations, etc. must be completed by the appropriate deadline. 

*ACT or SAT test scores are still required for admission consideration. However, due to limited testing opportunities brought on by COVID-19 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 January 8, 2021. 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 January 8, 2021 for consideration in your application. Submitted applications missing an ACT or SAT test score after January 8, 2021 will not be considered for admission.

How Do International Applicants Apply?

The application is found online at It is largely the same as the application for domestic applicants. You will choose from an applicant type, and complete the application based on your situation.

To apply, you must:

  • Be willing to live to the Honor Code
  • Submit ACT or SAT score (if you have fewer than 24 college credits) 
  • Submit English Proficiency Score (If required)
  • Submit full documentation of all required transcripts. Some U.S. applicants may have completed foreign high school or college work. This work will need evaluation by a third-party credential evaluation company. See Evaluating International Work for more details.
  • Pay $35 application fee

Note: Failure to disclose complete academic history or any falsification of information required for admission consideration may result in immediate suspension and loss of all credit earned at BYU.