Successfully completing PathwayConnect opens doors to opportunity, which include participating in the BYU-Idaho Online Degree Program, attending BYU-Idaho as an on-campus student, or enrolling in a local college or university.
BYU-Idaho Online Degrees
By earning a degree online through BYU-Idaho after PathwayConnect, students begin to develop marketable skills right away thanks to BYU-Idaho’s unique certificate-first approach. Through stackable degree offerings, students can choose from more than 20 different programs and earn a certificate, associate degree, bachelor’s degree, or all three.
One of the best benefits is that the course credits taken as part of a certificate or associate degree build into a bachelor’s degree. This approach helps students gain skills and improve employability at each step along their educational journey.
To be eligible for BYU-Idaho Online1, students must earn a minimum "B" average (3.0 GPA) during PathwayConnect, obtain an ecclesiastical endorsement from their bishop, and commit to live by an honor code.
1 Available online degrees are accredited in the United States. Degrees are not accredited in any other country and accreditation is not sought outside the U.S.
Students who complete PathwayConnect and wish to attend BYU-Idaho on campus in Rexburg must apply at besmart.com and pay the regular campus tuition. If the student completed PathwayConnect with at least a 3.0 GPA, the high school diploma and standardized test score (ACT/SAT) requirements will be waived as part of the application process.
Completion of PathwayConnect will give students the confidence and skills needed to succeed in college. Students are encouraged to attend local colleges and universities at the completion of PathwayConnect if their educational and career goals are better met there. Admission requirements, tuition rates, and transfer credit requirements vary by institution.