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Transferring Religion Credit

Learn how to transfer religion credits from BYU-Idaho, BYU-Hawaii, Ensign College, and institute.

Religion courses are an integral part of the university curriculum that conforms to university standards and expectations. While students are enrolled at BYU, they are required to take religion courses from BYU. See Doctrinal Foundation and Religious Electives information on the University Core Explained page in the catalog or visit the website for Religious Education.

Transferring Religion Credit

Religion credit that is taken through a CES school (BYU-Idaho, BYU-Hawaii, Ensign College) or Institutes of Religion may transfer to complete the subject matter requirement, but not the residency hour requirement.

To transfer institute credit, request an official transcript signed by the institute director to

To transfer religion credit from BYU-Idaho, BYU-Hawaii, or Ensign College, submit a transcript to BYU.

Petition for Religion Credit

The Department of Religious Education has a petition form if you would like approval for a course substitution or a exceptions to university policy. Contact (801) 422-2735 if you have any questions about this petition process.