Admission Application

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Your Admission Application

The information on this page is for New Freshmen and Transfer applicants only. Please visit the appropriate page if you are a Concurrent Enrollment, Visiting Student, or Post-baccalaureate applicant.

Application Parts

General Student Information

This includes:

  • Application instructions
  • Identification
  • Contact information
  • Ethnicity
  • Religious affiliation
  • Educational history (high school & college)
  • CES school selection

Once this part is submitted, you will be able to move on to the rest of the application.

Ecclesiastical Endorsement
This part is required for all applicants. You will first be required to read through and agree to abide by the Honor Code and Dress & Grooming Standards (also outlined here). Once this step has been completed, LDS applicants will need to meet with the bishop and a member of the stake presidency from the ward/stake in which their records are located. Currently-serving missionaries will have one interview with their mission president. Start the endorsement process online at

Non-LDS applicants have the option of completing the endorsement with their own religious leader or with a local LDS bishop or mission president (to find a local LDS leader, enter your address into the meetinghouse locator tool). Once you have decided how you would like to complete the endorsement, go to There you can select a local LDS leader and complete the process using the online tool, or you may request a paper form to take to your preferred religious leader. 

Seminary/Institute Attendance
This part of the application addresses each applicant's seminary and/or institute attendance. There are two ways to complete this portion:

Students who are currently attending seminary will not fill out this portion of the application themselves. They will be required to download the instruction sheet found on this part and take it to their seminary teacher, who will then complete the recommendation. If this portion is completed by the applicant instead of the seminary teacher, it will not be accepted.

Students who are not currently attending seminary will fill out this portion of the application themselves. They will also fill out the institute portion of this section. Applicants who did not attend institute because they were taking religion classes at another CES school may explain their situation on the institute section of the application.

High School Information and Transcripts
This part of the application is for applicants to provide BYU with more information about their high school experience, including unweighted GPA, ACT/SAT scores, AP or IB classes, and other classes the applicant has or will take during 12th grade. New freshman or transfer applicants with fewer than 24 college credits will be required to submit this part. Use the links below for help with completing this step:

Extracurricular Activities
This portion of the application allows applicants the opportunity to describe the activities they have been involved in since beginning high school (age 14+), in the following areas:

  • Church
  • Community
  • School
  • Military
  • Art/Multimedia
  • Music/Performing Arts
  • Athletics
  • Science/Technology/Engineering/Math (STEM)
  • Speech
  • Writing
  • Employment

This part of the application also allows applicants to list and describe (in 100 words) up to three of their most meaningful and significant activities, awards, and/or experiences they’ve had since beginning high school.

Student Essay and Other Information
​This part is mainly comprised of a number of essay questions. Simply use your best writing skills to answer the questions. Try to tell us about experiences and characteristics you have that will make you stand out from other applicants.