British-Patterned System


(U.K. East & West Africa, Caribbean, East Asia)
BYUH Entrance Requirements:  English Schools:  GCSE ‘O’ or ‘A’ Levels

General Requirements:

Consideration for freshman admission requires at least five ordinary (‘O’ Level) passes from one sitting at “credit” standard on the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE), or a comparable maturity certificate (GCE, CXC, SPM, HKCEE, IGCSE, WASC, EASC, etc.).  The certificate must include at least a “credit” standard in English.
Most of these tests are taken in year 11 and a pass is needed to get into universities. Students normally take 8 classes or subject.  Four are core courses.

For more information on how to submit your transcripts, see International Transcript Submission

Important Notice from BYU-Hawaii regarding A Level, Form Seven and Foundation Level courses.Effective for applications submitted from and including Winter 2014, BYU-Hawaii will no longer award transfer (cross) credits for results on Form Seven (or equivalent), A Level and foundation level courses. These results are considered pre-degree and will be used as an indicator of academic preparation in the admissions index. 

Countries using the British-Patterned System include:

        Great Britain        Cameroon (English-speaking areas)
        Gambia               Ghana
        Kenya                 Jamaica
        Zimbabwe           Uganda
        Guyana               Bahamas
        Barbados            Hong Kong
        Singapore           Malaysia


  • "A" Level credits are awarded to students with grades of D or higher in solid academic subjects to students from:  UK, HK, Nigeria, Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius, Jordan, and Tanzania.
  • Students from BYU-Hawaii target areas will be given preference.  Students outside the target area generally do not qualify for IWORK sponsorship.
  • Missionary and community service, work experience, and age may also be used as determining factors in admission.