BYU–Hawaii BYU-Pathway Partnership Update
As of March 1, 2023, we have completed the first year of admissions including priority for those who have completed PathwayConnect. Moving forward, students will not be considered for priority admission until they have completed both PathwayConnect and an English proficiency test. Students should apply after completion of those programs and continue to pursue certificates and degrees through BYU-Pathway Worldwide while they wait for admission decisions from BYU–Hawaii.
Expanded Opportunities for Students in the Pacific Islands and Asia
BYU–Hawaii and BYU-Pathway Worldwide are excited to announce a new partnership that will expand educational options for students in the Pacific Islands, Asia, and the Philippines.
Students who have completed one of BYU-Pathway Worldwide’s online programs and desire to earn a degree on campus at BYU–Hawaii will be given priority consideration for admission to BYU–Hawaii as well as its IWORK scholarship program. Capacity is limited. Read Full Story
To be eligible, students must have completed BYU-Pathway’s foundational PathwayConnect curriculum, and/or a certificate or associate degree through BYU-Pathway Worldwide. The completion of a BYU-Pathway Worldwide program fulfills and waives BYU–Hawaii’s admission requirements for secondary education transcripts.
Students who have completed PathwayConnect (PC101, PC102, PC103, and the introductory certificate course) with a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher, are eligible for priority consideration for admission to BYU–Hawaii as well as its IWORK scholarship program. Students who have completed a certificate and/or associate degree through BYU–Pathway Worldwide with a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher will also be eligible for priority consideration for admission to BYU–Hawaii.
International students whose first language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency by taking one of the approved English proficiency tests listed below.
During each application period, students have the opportunity to take the TOEFL and IELTS tests multiple times. However, the ELAT test can only be taken once per application period. Keep in mind that the scores for the TOEFL and IELTS tests are valid for two years, while the ELAT test score is only valid for one year after the test.
Based on the English test results, students may be required to complete the EIL program at BYU–Hawaii, which may take one to three semesters.
An official BYU-Pathway Worldwide transcript will be required after you're admitted to BYU–Hawaii. Transcripts may be requested online by logging in to the BYU-Pathway Portal at www.byupathway.org/sign-in. Academic records and transcripts will be verified by BYU–Hawaii to ensure eligibility requirements are met. BYU-Pathway credits will not be transferred to BYU–Hawaii until official transcripts are received.
To submit your BYU–Hawaii application, you must be able to prove that you can pay for the cost of education for one year or prove that you are eligible for financial aid through BYU–Hawaii's IWORK program.
All international students are required to submit the following financial documents:
- Savings documents such as bank statements (for each parent).
- Income documents such as your most recent tax form OR pay slips for the last three pay periods (for each parent).
For questions regarding financial documents please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may upload all financial documents within the international section of your BYUH application. Financial documents do not need to be cited.
The expectation is that an admitted student will have successfully completed the PathwayConnect program with a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or better. The initial admission decision will be based upon additional PathwayConnect requirements such as religion and introductory certificate courses. Failure to do so may result in a revision or cancellation of admission to BYU–Hawaii.
Frequently Asked Questions
Toggle ItemWho is eligible for priority admission to BYU–Hawaii?
Students who have completed BYU-Pathway’s foundational PathwayConnect curriculum (PC101, PC102, PC103, and the introductory certificate course) and/or a certificate or associate degree through BYU-Pathway Worldwide with a minimum 3.0 GPA or higher, are eligible for priority consideration for admission to BYU–Hawaii.
Students who have completed BYU-Pathway Connect GS 120L, Math 100L, Eng 106L, and an introduction to certificate class with a minimum 3.0 GPA or higher, are also eligible for priority consideration for admission to BYU–Hawaii.
Toggle ItemWhat are the application deadlines for BYU–Hawaii?
To start in spring semester (April–June): Apply by Nov. 1.
To start in fall semester (Sept.–Dec.): Apply by February 1.
To start in winter semester (Jan.–April): Apply by July 1.
Toggle ItemHow much does tuition cost at BYU–Hawaii?
Toggle ItemAre there scholarships available at BYU–Hawaii?
Yes. Visit the Financial Aid & Scholarships website for more information.
One available form of financial aid is BYU–Hawaii’s IWORK scholarship, which is a work-study program. Accepted students receive the means to cover education expenses including tuition, room & board, and fees. IWORK scholarship recipients are required to hold a part-time job at the Polynesian Cultural Center or at BYU–Hawaii and maintain good academic standing in addition to other requirements.
Toggle ItemWhat happens if capacity is reached and I don't get admitted?
BYU-Pathway students who meet eligibility requirements but are not admitted to BYU–Hawaii because capacity is reached should consider pursuing an online certificate through BYU-Pathway, and then reapply to BYU–Hawaii for a future start date.
Toggle ItemWhat exactly does priority consideration for admission to BYU–Hawaii look like?
Priority consideration for admission to BYU–Hawaii will include a streamlined application process. Admission’s criteria such as the secondary education documents will be waived. Instead of submitting official BYU-Pathway academic transcripts, submission of unofficial transcripts are now acceptable.
Toggle ItemHow do I get my PathwayConnect transcript to send to BYU–Hawaii?
Students can request an unofficial copy sent to BYU–Hawaii, by completing the following steps after final grades have been posted.
- Sign in at byupathway.org/sign-in.
- Select “Transcripts” from the top-right menu.
- Select “PathwayConnect Transcript Tool.”
- Select "Print Unofficial Transcript."
- Download "Unofficial Transcript" and send it to email@example.com
Toggle ItemWill all of a student’s BYU-Pathway courses count toward their BYU–Hawaii degree?
BYU–Hawaii will accept transfer credits from BYU-Pathway Worldwide. All PathwayConnect credits will count towards their BYU–Hawaii degree. Completed certificates and/or associate degrees will be evaluated on an individual basis.
Toggle ItemWhat if I completed BYU-PathwayConnect and do not have a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or better?
The expectation is that an admitted student will have successfully completed the PathwayConnect program with a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or better. The initial admission decision will be based upon additional PathwayConnect requirements such as religion and introductory certificate courses. Failure to do so may result in a revision or cancellation of admission to BYU-Hawaii.
Toggle ItemIs this just for BYU-Pathway students from the Pacific Islands, Asia and the Philippines or will a BYU-Pathway student from anywhere in the world be given priority consideration for admission?
In accordance to the university's mission, the goal is to extend the blessings of learning to members of the Church, particularly in the Oceania and the Asian Rim. However, should capacity permit, eligible BYU-Pathway students from anywhere in the world may be considered.
Toggle ItemIf I completed any of the BYU-Pathway Worldwide's programs, will I be given priority consideration for admission even though I already have a bachelor's degree?
The BYU–Hawaii BYU-Pathway Partnership has no bearing on the university’s policy for second degrees. In keeping with its mission to educate as many students as possible from its target area, BYU–Hawaii does not admit students for a second bachelor's degree.