Upon admittance to BYU, there are a few more tasks to complete which are outlined here. If you are preparing to serve a mission, you can also apply for a deferment.
BYU OneStop Student Services is an excellent resource for new students, and contains checklists to help keep students organized. Admitted students should make use of these checklists to help them remember all the things they need to do and get acquainted with other campus services.
If you need to defer your graduate admission offer because you have been accepted to serve an LDS mission, the following criteria must be met:
- Complete and submit a Graduate Student Missionary Deferment Form to the Graduate Studies office after a mission call, but before entering the MTC, and before the start of the first semester for which you would have enrolled (otherwise you will be dropped as a “no-show”).
- Do not attend any college or university between leaving and returning.
- Receive an honorable release and an ecclesiastical endorsement from the Mission President.
- Submit a copy of mission call letter with this application to Graduate Studies at 105 FPH.
- Return for the semester or term indicated on the Graduate Student Missionary Deferment Form.
Please note that the granting of a deferral for enrollment does not imply the deferral of scholarships, fellowships, or assistantships. Any commitments that have been made to affiliate with a specific faculty adviser, lab, or research project will no longer apply. All graduate degree programs are subject to a time limit (eight years for a doctoral degree and five years for a master’s degree). Time to degree begins with the semester of your acceptance into the program.