Honor Code and Ecclesiastical Endorsement

  • Female Student

Honor Code

The university expects that all students, regardless of religion, will maintain the behavioral standards of the school, including the Honor Code. These include high standards of honesty, integrity, chastity, morality, and dress and grooming, in addition to abstinence from alcoholic beverages, tobacco, tea, coffee, and substance abuse. To read the Honor Code Statement, please visit the BYU Policy website.

Ecclesiastical Endorsement

An ecclesiastical endorsement is a religious recommendation by your religious clergy. All persons attending BYU need an ecclesiastical endorsement interview with a bishop and a stake president. 

  • Continuing/currently enrolled BYU students
    • You must obtain a new endorsement yearly.
  • LDS applicants
    • You must obtain an endorsement from your bishop and stake president.
  • Non-LDS applicants
    • You must obtain an endorsement from your local religious leader and a phone/email interview with the BYU Chaplain.
    • Note: Non-LDS applicants in remote countries with no religious presence such as China should contact Graduate Admissions at (801) 422-7367 or by email at gsadmissionintern@byu.edu for interview assistance.
  • Full-time BYU employee applicants
    • You must obtain an endorsement from your bishop and stake president.

All applicants are encouraged to complete the Ecclesiastical Endorsement process well in advance of their respective graduate program application deadlines to prevent possible delays in being considered for admission.

Start this process at endorse.byu.edu.