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BYU–Hawaii Freshman Admissions Criteria

BYU–Hawaii Entrance Requirements:

  1. High school transcripts
  2. ACT/SAT or the ELAT, (English Language Admission Test)
  3. Ecclesiastical endorsements
  4. Missionary and community service, work experience, and age may also be used as determining factors in admission.

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

Challenge Program

Generally, BYU–Hawaii looks for students with a GPA of 2.8 or higher. Students with lower GPA scores can be considered for the Challenge Program Students admitted to the Challenge Program must meet all the requirements of the Challenge Program the first semester on campus to advance to the next semester. Requirements include earning a minimum of a 2.0 GPA with no Fail grades and meeting regularly with the Center for Academic Success for support. Students who "meet the challenge" will advance to the next semester as regular students.

BYU–Hawaii BYU-Pathway Partnership Program

BYU–Hawaii and BYU-Pathway Worldwide announced a new partnership that will expand educational options for international students. Here are the eligibility requirements:

  1. Complete BYU-Pathway’s foundational PathwayConnect curriculum with a minimum 3.0 GPA or higher and/or complete a BYU-Pathway Worldwide certificate and/or associate degree. 

The completion of a BYU-Pathway Worldwide program will waive BYU–Hawaii’s high school diploma/secondary education requirements.

For more information, please visit BYU–Hawaii Pathway Partnership Program.


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