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BYU–Hawaii Freshman Admissions Criteria

  1. 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.
  2. Ecclesiastical endorsement.

According to your high school cumulative GPA and SAT/ACT score may you qualify academically for admissions as a candidate in 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.

Contact Admissions for more information about the Challenge Program.

Other Factors

Missionary and community service, work experience, and age may also be used as determining factors in admission.

Transfer Agreement

Palau Community College: Associate of Arts

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.