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Transfer Student

This checklist will prepare you for BYU as a newly admitted transfer student. Read through and explore each item to lay your groundwork for success.

To Do Immediately

Accept or Decline Admission Required Action

As a new student, you need to indicate your intention to accept or decline admission by the commitment deadline posted in your acceptance letter. You must attend the semester or term to which you were admitted unless you defer for a mission.

Accept or Decline Admission

Submit Official High School Transcript Required Action

If you had less than 24 college credit hours when you submitted your application, then BYU must receive an official high school transcript before you can register for classes. This allows us to validate that you self-reported grades accurately. If you were not required to enter high school grades in your application, then you do not need to submit a high school transcript.

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Complete the Financial Responsibility Declaration Required Action

Before you register for classes you must accept full responsibility to pay all tuition, fees, and associated costs while enrolled at BYU. Once you have agreed to the declaration, then that hold will be lifted.

Financial Responsibility Declaration

Apply for a Missionary Deferment

If you want to defer your enrollment while serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you must complete the online missionary deferment.

Mission Deferment Form

Departing Missionary Checklist

Set Up Guest Access

We recommend that students manage their own student account but understand there are cases where it is necessary for a parent, spouse or other third-party to access information or complete transactions on your behalf. Guest Access allows you to give another person access to your BYU account.

Guest Access

More Info about Guest Access

Watch for Notices and Dates

Submit Updated College Transcripts Required Action

If you received any college credit that was not included on the college transcript you sent to BYU when you applied, you will need to submit an updated transcript so your credit can be added. This also applies to concurrent or dual enrollment credit.

Transcript Submission

More Info about Transfer Evaluation

Register for Classes Required Action

Use MyMAP (our registration system) to help you plan, organize, and register for classes. You will be assigned a date that you can begin registering, which is called a priority registration date. Go to the Register tab on MyMAP to see your assigned date.

Tools to help you decide which classes you should take include the University Catalog, the Class Schedule, the University Core (GE) requirements, and your academic advisor.


More Info about Registration
Academic Advisement

Find Housing Required Action

Finding a place to live near campus is important. You can choose between on-campus or off-campus housing options. Some on-campus housing options may 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.

On-Campus Housing
Off-Campus Housing
Meal Plans


If you are a transfer student you are not eligible to be considered for academic scholarships until after you have completed 12 credit hours at BYU as a day-continuing student. There are a few non-academic, need-based and private scholarships for some transfer students to be considered for. Those that completed the scholarship application and FAFSA by the scholarship deadline are notified of scholarship decisions through YMessage.

If you have been awarded an off-campus scholarship or have a 529 plan, then have the granting organization send the money directly to BYU. It takes 2-3 weeks to process funds mailed to BYU, so plan ahead.


Off-Campus Scholarships

Paying for School

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 are interested in applying for Federal Financial Aid (loans and Pell grants) you will need to submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Tuition Costs and Policies

Financial Aid Checklist

Learn & Be Aware

Learn About My Financial Center

My Financial Center is the system where you pay tuition and charges, manage your financial aid and scholarships, and find important alerts about your student account.

My Financial Center

More Info about My Financial Center

Message Us with YMessage

YMessage is a secure communication system that many BYU offices use to communicate with you. YMessage is available for you to receive and send messages about topics pertaining to your student record. Since it is secure we can send personal information which we do not through regular email because of student privacy laws.



The Office of First-Year Experience is dedicated to helping you get the most out of your first year at BYU. They will help you learn about campus resources and student life through How to BYU. They provide you with a peer mentor, transfer student orientation, newsletters, information about succeeding, and Mentored Courses.

How to BYU

First-Year Mentoring

To Do One Month Before Classes Start

Register for Transfer Student Orientation Required Action

Transfer Student Orientation is the first event held for you when you arrive on campus. Meet new people and have fun while attending presentations and activities specifically for transfer students. We are confident you will come away from the experience feeling like an important part of the BYU community.

Transfer Student Orientation

Enroll In or Waive Student Health Plan Required Action

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 private insurance has not been reported. You will have access to waive the plan about 1 month before classes start. This is yearly process and the deadline to waive the BYU Student Health Plan is the semester add/drop deadline.

Student Health Plan

More Info about Health Plans

Tuberculosis (TB) Test Required Action

If you have lived outside of the U.S. or Canada for six months or more within the last five years, you are required to have a tuberculosis skin test. If you do not comply by the first day of classes a TB hold will be placed on your record. If you have any questions, please call 801-422-5134 or 801-422-7711.

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Review the Academic Honesty Policy and Honor Code

As a BYU student you should seek to be totally 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.

For ecclesiastical endorsement questions, and questions or reports about honor code violations, visit the Honor Code Office.

Academic Honesty Policy
Honor Code