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BYU–Hawaii Freshman Admissions Criteria

  1. High school transcripts with a 3.3 average out of 5 (Japan grading scale) or a 2.3 GPA on a U.S. equivalent grading scale.
  2. Meet the English test requirement.
  3. Ecclesiastical endorsement.
  4. Seminary attendance, full-time missionary service, leadership responsibilities, and extracurricular activities may also be used as determining factors in admission decisions.

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

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. 
  2. Meet the English test requirement.

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.


Jun Ochiai
Area Education Specialist 5-10-30
5-8-8 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-0047
Japan Mobile: 080-6831-4915

Motonari Tobe 戸部 基成(トヘ゛ モトナリ)
Welfare and Self-Reliance Service Managers (East Japan)
219-2 Nagatucho, Nakane,Matsudo-shiChiba 271-0054
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Jun’ichiro Kojima 小島 淳一郎 (コジマ ジュンイチロウ)
Welfare and Self-Reliance Service Manager
(West Japan) 4-6-28 Shinohara Hon-machiKobe-shi, Nada-kuHyōgo 657-0067 Japan Mobile: 080-9026-8064