Returning missionaries must have a new ecclesiastical endorsement to register for classes. If you are currently serving, your mission president will complete the endorsement. If you are home, your bishop and a member of the stake presidency will complete it. You can submit your endorsement up to nine months before you are due to return to meet priority registration dates. The university must receive your endorsement before you can register.
If you need to begin classes during a different semester, or if you are returning earlier than anticipated, you can return to the deferment form to change the semester you plan to attend and resubmit.Learn More About Timing
MyMAP is the registration system to help you plan, organize, and register for classes. You are assigned a priority registration date, when you can begin to register for classes. You can find out your priority registration date on MyMAP.
If you served a foreign-speaking mission, you may want to take a language challenge exam. These exams can give you up to 16 credits and may fulfill some university requirements.
Tuition is due seven calendar days before the first day of class. Pay on time or you will get a hold placed on your account and your classes may be dropped.
If you want to apply for Federal financial aid (loans and grants) you need to submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
Returning missionaries are automatically considered for BYU Academic scholarships. If you want to be considered for private or need-based scholarships, you must submit the online scholarship application.
Finding a place to live near campus is important. You are encouraged to live on campus for your first year. Some on-campus housing options require you to have a meal plan. Meal plans may make it easier for you by saving time and/or money.
To accommodate returning missionaries, there are communities for students who are 19 or older. There are also many contracted apartments close to campus.
When you return from your mission, update your mailing address and email in your personal information. BYU will use the information listed there to contact you.
If your missionary service was outside of the United States or Canada for six months or more, Utah state law requires you to have a tuberculosis skin test. If you don’t comply by the first day of classes, a TB hold will be placed on your record. If you’re an international student, your student visa status may be terminated. If you have any questions or want to schedule an appointment with the Student Health Center, please call 801-422-5134 or 801-422-7711.
Students enrolled 3/4 time or more (9 semester credits/4.5 term credits) are required to have health insurance coverage year-round. You are automatically enrolled in BYU’s Student Health Plan one week before classes start if you have not reported private insurance. You have access to waive the plan about 1 month before classes start. This is a yearly process and the deadline to waive the BYU Student Health Plan is the semester add/drop deadline.