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BYU–Hawaii Freshman Admissions Criteria

BYU–Hawaii Entrance Requirements:

  1. High school transcripts and ACT or SAT. Students from the Marshall Islands may participate in a special admissions program for Guam, Micronesia, American Samoa, and Hawaii.
  2. Ecclesiastical endorsement.
  3. Missionary and community service, work experience, and age may also be used as determining factors in admission.

Academic Factor

Generally, BYU–Hawaii looks for students with a GPA of 2.8 or higher and an ACT score of 21 or higher. Students with lower GPA or ACT scores can be considered for the Challenge Program.

Students in the Challenge Program are required to pass two specific classes in the fall semester with a 2.5 GPA in those classes in order to be able to continue on to the next semester.

Transfer Admissions Criteria: College of the Marshall Islands.

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. 

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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Marshall Islands