Courses & Gatherings

Pathway Courses

What courses do I take during Pathway?

Each semester during Pathway, students take a light course load consisting of both academic and religious education. Pathway’s academic courses are offered online through BYU-Idaho. Religion classes are offered through local institute programs or through BYU-Idaho online, depending on a student’s age.

Click a link below for a list of Pathway courses:

Which institute courses do 18–30-year-old Pathway students take each semester during Pathway?

What day do my Pathway courses begin?

Can students age 31+ take institute courses?

Can I substitute credits from other schools or universities to replace Pathway courses?

Is tutoring available?

Can I take more than the required 5 credits per semester?

Can I retake a Pathway course?

If my institute is teaching a course that I have already taken previously for credit, am I required to take the course again because I’m in Pathway?

Assignments & Grades

Whom do I contact for help or issues with my online courses?

What happens if I fail a class?


How do I completely withdraw from Pathway?

I want to drop one of my Pathway courses but keep the other one. Can I do that?


What can I do if I have a complaint about my instructor?


Am I required to go to the Pathway gatherings?

Can I miss a gathering?

What do I do if my gathering is cancelled?

If I am traveling, can I attend a Pathway gathering in the area I am visiting and receive attendance credit?

I want to learn more about Pathway by visiting a Pathway gathering. What do I need to do?

I’m moving; how do I change to a different Pathway site?