If you need to begin classes a different semester, or if you're returning earlier than anticipated, you can return to the deferment form to change the semester you plan to attend and resubmit it.
If you’re a continuing student (completed at least 12 credits of regular BYU coursework) and attended BYU before your mission, you’ll automatically be considered for an academic scholarship for the semester you return as long as you completed your Mission Deferment form with BYU. To be considered for a financial need-based scholarship upon your return, you must complete the FAFSA by the January 20th deadline prior to the academic year you are returning. It is not necessary to complete the scholarship application, unless you want to be considered for additional scholarships.
As a BYU student, you automatically have a BYU-provided email address. Your BYU email address starts with your own NetID: firstname.lastname@example.org. All BYU communication will come to you through this email address, so it’s important that you check it regularly for timely reminders, updates, and other information. You can access this account by going to outlook.byu.edu and using your email@example.com and BYU password to log in.
You must re-commit to the Honor Code as you return from your mission. As a BYU student, you should seek to be honest in your dealings with others. You should complete and be evaluated on your own work. You should avoid academic dishonesty and misconduct in all its forms, including but not limited to plagiarism, fabrication or falsification, cheating, and other academic misconduct.
You must receive a new ecclesiastical endorsement as you return from your mission. If you're currently serving, your mission president will complete the endorsement. If you're home, your bishop and a member of the stake presidency will complete it. The earliest you can submit an endorsement is nine months before you return to BYU. The university must receive your endorsement before you can register for classes. When renewing your endorsement, be sure to choose the 'complete my mission deferment AND enroll at BYU' option.
You may have enrolled in Duo Two-Step Verification before you left on your mission. However, Duo Verification was removed from your account so you could access important information while you're away serving. You will need to set up Duo Two-Step Verification again as you prepare to return to school. Enrolling in Duo will help keep your online account safe.
MyMAP is the registration system to help you plan, organize, and register for classes. You will be assigned a priority registration date which is the date when you can begin registering for classes. Find your priority registration date on MyMAP under the 'Register' tab.
We want you to succeed here at BYU. To help you navigate higher education, BYU developed a class designed specifically with you in mind. Starting winter 2024, all new admits (including first-semester returned missionaries) should plan to enroll in UNIV 101 - First-Year Foundations for Student Success in their first semester or term to avoid a registration hold.
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. Many language departments require registration in a specific course in order to take the challenge exam. Contact the appropriate department before requesting to challenge language credit.
Finding a place to live near campus is important! For their first two semesters as a BYU student, all single undergraduate students must live (1) in BYU On-Campus Housing, (2) in BYU Off-Campus Contracted Housing, or (3) with qualifying family members. Students are eligible but are not required to live on-campus or in BYU off-campus contracted housing once they have completed two semesters at BYU. There are on-campus housing communities for students who are 19 or older, and some on-campus housing options may require students to have a meal plan. Meal plans may make it easier for them by saving time and/or money.
Working on campus has a lot of benefits! You can gain real-life experiences, qualify for tax-breaks, and work close to your classes. Before your first day of work, make an appointment to have your I-9 processed and provide the required documents.
When you return from your mission, update your phone number, mailing address, and email in your personal information. BYU will use these to send you important information, so you'll want it to be up to date.
Tuition is due seven calendar days before the first day of class. If you don't pay on time, you will get a hold placed on your account and your classes will likely 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).
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. You must comply by the first day of classes, or a TB hold will be placed on your record. If you're an International student, you must also comply or your student visa status may be terminated. Contact the Student Health Center to make an appointment.
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. A charge will be placed on your My Financial Center account for the Student Health Plan. 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.
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Your BYU ID card is your official university identification and used for many things on campus. Use it to access Cougar Cash, meal plans, athletic facilities, library services, and other campus services. It’s also used to get free rides with UTA. You’ll want to make sure to submit a photo for your BYU ID card at least one month before classes start.
Many missionaries are assigned to learn a language. If you learned an underrepresented language and plan to use the language in your future career, you could be eligible for a scholarship.