College credit earned from other institutions must be included in the admission application. College transcripts will be reviewed by Transfer Evaluation to determine which credit will transfer to BYU, and if this credit will fulfill general education requirements.
For more information on how college credit will transfer to BYU, please read our transfer policies (below), refer to our transfer guides, or contact Transfer Evaluation (801-422-8522 or firstname.lastname@example.org) with any other questions you may have.
There are two ways to apply to BYU as a Transfer student:
A transfer student with less than 24 graded semester hours—high school transcript, ACT/SAT score, and college transcript are required.
A transfer student with 24 or more graded semester hours—high school transcript and ACT/SAT score are not required.
These credits must be completed at the time of application. Test credits (AP, IB, CLEP, Language, etc.) do not apply toward the 24 semester credit requirement.
Please note that BYU requires transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
Students should earn a 3.7 GPA to be competitive. Please visit Entrance Averages for more information.
For more information regarding applying to the university, visit BYU Admissions.
If newly admitted to BYU, please note the following:
Once admitted, go to MyMAP to see how classes are transferred.
Be sure that BYU receives AP scores and official transcripts from all the schools attended, including the final semester at the most recent school attended. Transfer Evaluation will send an email when the credit has been evaluated to fill core requirements.
Contact a college advisement center to have an evaluation of any transfer work that might fill major requirements before registration begins.
If the new admit completes an associate of arts/science and BYU receives an official transcript showing the degree, the new admit will have most of the university core requirements met. (If BYU does not receive the posted degree, the university will simply evaluate the newly admitted student’s transcript class by class and award the appropriate amount of credits.)
For information regarding transferring international college credits, click
Transferable coursework will only fill BYU core requirements if it is completed with a C- or higher.
Courses can transfer in three ways:
Equivalent to BYU course, filling a core requirement
Elective (counting toward the 120 hours needed for graduation)
Equivalent to BYU course, filling major requirement (meet with major advisement center)
Once admitted, the official transcript is reviewed to determine what credit fills specific core requirements and what credit transfers as elective credit. An email will be sent to admitted students once this review is completed. The admitted student should then meet with their major college advisement center.
Advanced Placement will receive credit for scores of 3, 4, 5, and International Baccalaureate for scores of 5, 6, or 7. Credit awarded is listed at apib.byu.edu. If BYU is not able to match AP records with the information listed on the applicant's BYU record, the student will need to come to the Registrar's Office at B-150 ASB and log into their AP CollegeBoard account so the scores can be verified and added to their BYU record.
All credit earned through a non-U.S. school must be submitted directly to IERF, who determines if credit is transferable. Access IERF’s website (www.ierf.org/byu-ces) for information about fees, requirements for each country, and submission of official transcripts. No evaluation of credit will be made until Transfer Evaluation receives an applicant's transcripts from IERF.
Once admitted, please go here to see the process of receiving credit for your transfer work.
A completed associate degree will fill most of the BYU core requirements with the exception of American Heritage, Advanced Written and Oral Communication, Languages of Learning, and the religion hours at BYU if the degree includes at least 35% academic classes that BYU considers to be general education in nature.
Each degree must also include an equivalent course to the BYU First-Year Writing requirement, or that course will be required over and above the completed associate degree.
If a degree consists of courses that are not considered to be at least 35% general-education type coursework, BYU will not recognize the associate degree and will evaluate each course to determine transferability and equivalency.
If courses are taken at a school on the quarter credit system, BYU will convert quarter credits/units to semester credits. Credits will not be lost in the conversion. For example, if an applicant has 40 quarter credits reported on the transcript (40 x .667), quarter hours will be converted to 26.68 semester credits.
BYU religion requirements are made up of two parts:
Subject Matter Requirements
(Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and New Testament) This requirement may be completed at any of the CES schools (BYU, BYU-Idaho, BYU-Hawaii, LDS Business College) or through LDS Institutes of Religion.
Residency hour requirement
This requirement must be completed at BYU, BYU-Salt Lake Center, or through BYU Independent Study.
Religion classes from LDS Institutes of Religion and CES schools can transfer to fill the subject matter requirement, but they cannot fill the on-campus residency hour requirement. Based on how many total credits are transferred, the applicant will need to take a certain number of religion hours.
Reminder: Sign up through your institute teacher to receive BYU credit!
Every major at BYU has its own degree-specific requirements, such as accepting a limited number of transfer courses, or requiring admission to the major. To learn more about major requirements, or how major classes can be completed with transfer coursework, contact the specific college advisement center for each major.
Military courses are evaluated using the ACE recommendations in the upper-division baccalaureate category listed in the Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services. Contact Transfer Evaluation at B-150 ASB or (801) 422-8522 once admitted. MOS courses (on AARTS or SMART transcripts) are occupational in nature and considered as non-transferable.
Credit earned more than eight years before admission or readmission (including transfer credit) will be accepted to meet general education and university graduation requirements, as well as major requirements at the discretion of the university. Courses should be applicable to BYU general education and university graduation requirements as well as to major requirements. Furthermore, transfer courses with grades below C- will not be used to fill BYU general education requirements and in most instances will not fill major requirements.
BYU will accept the transfer hours and GPA exactly as they are reported on an official transcript. Once a student is admitted, an evaluation of credit will be made, and remedial and vocational credit will be marked as non-transferable.
BYU accepts concurrent enrollment (also called Running Start, Dual Enrollment, etc.) credit from accredited schools. If your school is not listed under the Transfer Guides link, call Transfer Evaluation to be sure we accept credit from that school.
Some things to think about…
BYU gives extra consideration for new freshmen applicants just for taking AP courses—even if you don’t take the AP exam!
Concurrent enrollment isn’t always the best preparation for university-bound students
Some majors don’t accept transfer credit as filling their major requirements (contact the College Advisement Center for your desired major before you take concurrent coursework)
Concurrent Enrollment credit is part of your permanent academic record. Be sure you are academically prepared to do well in college courses!
BYU needs to receive an official transcript from all colleges/universities you have attended. This also includes concurrent enrollment.
BYU accepts college-level academic credit from accredited schools. If your school isn’t listed under the Transfer Guides link, call Transfer Evaluation to be sure we accept credit from that school. Our general education (core) requirements are listed at core.byu.edu, so if you’re trying to take classes to fill requirements and your school doesn’t have a transfer guide, send us course descriptions that match (subject matter and credit hour) some of our core classes, and we can verify that they will fill requirements here at BYU.
First, email Transfer Evaluation with a course description of any general education courses the student plans to take so Transfer Evaluation can determine if the class will be transferable. After Transfer Evaluation has determined the transferability of courses, the student can email the course description to their college advisement center.
Admission to the university doesn’t guarantee admission into a specific major program, but it is expected of all students that they move toward a major once admitted to BYU. University Advisement can help with this decision (2500 WSC, email@example.com).
Students need to send a final transcript, with the degree showing, to BYU. Look on MyMAP to see if BYU is recognizing the associate degree. It is the student’s responsibility to verify that their student record has been correctly updated. For any questions about how credit has transferred, call Transfer Evaluation.
The student will need to log into their MyMAP account and then click on the Plan option and then click on Progress Report.
The first section of Progress Report shows core requirements and required resident religion hours, the second section shows major requirements, and the third section shows all a record summary of AP and transfer work that BYU has received.
Does My Course Transfer?
If your school is not listed in the Transfer Guides by School menu below, students and prospective students may submit a Transfer Evaluation Form to be able to determine whether or not a specific course is transferable.
Transfer Guides by School
Transfer credit evaluations occur upon acceptance to BYU and receipt of your transfer school official transcript. Equivalencies provided through this website are unofficial and are intended solely as a guide. BYU reserves the right to modify or cancel any transfer guide at any time without notice.