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Applying Domestic

  • What to expect when applying to Graduate Studies

    • Know the application deadline for the program you want to apply to. Program deadlines vary and applicants may not submit after the application deadline.
    • Application requirements are different for each graduate program. Learn what the application requirements are for your graduate program by referencing the admission requirements on the program(s) website.
    • Meet the University’s Minimum Requirements
    • Plan on the appropriate preparation time.

    If you want more information about your graduate program before starting your application, click HERE.

    A $50 application fee is required upon submitting the application.

    For detailed information about BYU admissions policies please see: .

  • You must create a BYU ID if you do not already have one. The unique identifier will be associated with your application and student record. If you already have a BYU ID (Net Id) please skip this step. Creating multiple accounts or Net Id's will cause complications and delays.

  • All students who attend Brigham Young University must voluntarily agree to abide by the CES Honor Code.

  • All Applicants wanting to attend Brigham Young University MUST complete and maintain a valid ecclesiastical endorsement.

  • Funding Opportunities

    Many of our graduate departments offer scholarships or funding opportunities in the form of employment contracts for Teaching or Research Assistantships; contact your respective graduate program for more information.

    Professional Presentation Award

    The Professional Presentation Awards (PPA's) are a $500 award for presenting high quality scholarly work at a conference during the school year. Any graduate student presenting original work may apply for an award. For more information, including PPA submission deadlines, please click here.

  • After You've Submitted

    Application Review Page

    • The application review page in the online application system displays any missing or deficient application items that must be resolved before the application can be submitted.
    • Applicants can click on any review items and will be redirected to the relevant application section to resolve the issue/s.

    Application Status Portal

    • The application status portal displays any items that are still missing or deficient after the application is submitted eg. letters of recommendation or ecclesiastical endorsement.

    • These issues must be resolved before the applicant can be admitted to the university.
    • Applicants can click on any review items and will be redirected to the relevant application section to resolve the issue/s.
  • Admissions Information for International Applicants

    Help Getting Your Student Visa

    • Admitted applicants who require a student visa in order to attend BYU and will receive email instructions from our International Student and Scholars Office (ISSS) instructing them how to submit the following information to procure their student visa, AFTER they are officially admitted.
    • Applicants who are only recommended for admission but are still missing application items will need to resolve the missing items before they can be officially admitted by the university.

    Required Documentation for Student Visas

    • Applicants will receive email instructions from ISSS after they are officially admitted to the university about how to upload the required documentation for their student visa via the ISSS eForm portal. DO NOT SEND DOCUMENTS BY EMAIL.
    • Below is a non exclusive list of the types of documents that could be required:
      • Personal - official bank statements or proof of liquidated assets.
      • Sponsor - completed and signed Affidavit of Support with supporting documentation, such as official bank statements or proof of liquidated assets. If proof of income is being used the sponsor must submit copies of tax returns or letter of employment with stated salary or annual income.
      • All supporting financial documents must be current within 12 months with official English translations and must bear the name of the account holder and date of issuance.
    • Current passport biographic pages along with copies of passports for any dependents that will accompany you.
    • Current non-immigrant or immigrant visa information/documentation (including dependents that will accompany the student).