There's a lot to keep track of when preparing to leave BYU to serve a mission! Watch the Missionary Deferment Workshop to learn what you need to do before leaving for missionary service and how to prepare to start classes after you return.
Complete the online mission deferment to defer both enrollment and academic scholarships without having to reapply to BYU.
If you took out a federal student loan for school before your mission, you will go into repayment while on your mission. Please contact your loan servicer directly to notify them of your plans and to ask about loan repayment options. Most loan servicers will happily work with you to make arrangements for a minimal or no monthly repayment option while you are away.
By submitting your mission deferment, the fall/winter portions of your on-campus scholarships (except athletic scholarships) are deferred until you return. Check with your department for other awards. You can defer off-campus scholarships (for missionaries only) as long as your donor approves.
You should not share your login information with others. Guest Access allows you to give another person access to your BYU account. We cannot discuss your account or records with your parent or a third party without Guest Access.
Make arrangements by either submitting a petition to on-campus housing or potentially selling your housing contract if you have one that conflicts with your mission call.
Before leaving on your mission, review your My Financial Center account and pay any outstanding charges. Have someone with Guest Access periodically check your balance on My Financial Center while you are serving to make sure no outstanding charges are put on your account after you leave. Past due balances 90 days or more may be sent to a collections agency while you are gone.
If you are on the student health plan, you must notify the Health Plan Business Office before you leave BYU. You are not eligible for the health plan while you are on your mission.
Before leaving on your mission, you should determine which courses to register for when you return. You may want to meet with an advisor in your college advisement center for help in determining an appropriate schedule.
If you are an international student, you should meet with your International Student and Scholar Services (ISS) counselor prior to leaving campus to ensure the proper handling of your SEVIS record.