Holistic Admission Review

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What is a Holistic Review?

BYU uses a holistic review process. This means that all parts of the application are considered. There is no secret formula for admission to BYU.

BYU looks for students who exemplify the four Aims of a BYU Education:

  • Spiritually Strengthening
  • Intellectually Enlarging
  • Character Building
  • Leading to Lifelong Learning and Service

No specific extracurricular activities or classes are considered to be more important than others. A certain GPA or ACT score does not guarantee admission or denial.