BYU-Pathway Worldwide provides an accessible path to earning a spiritually based university degree completely online at an affordable price.

There are two ways to start:

PathwayConnect PathwayConnect
Certificates and Degrees Certificates and Degrees

Preparation for a university degree at a reduced cost

Start immediately on one of more than 40 online programs

PathwayConnect is a one-year, reduced-cost online program that prepares students to start or finish a degree by building spiritual confidence and teaching foundational academic skills. After PathwayConnect, students can apply their course credits toward a degree at the same lower price.

Whether students first start with PathwayConnect or jump right into their degree program, they can choose from nearly 40 online certificates and degrees offered through a partnership with BYU-Idaho. Certificate and degree programs are available in the areas of business, technology, familiy studies, and professional studies.

Starting with PathwayConnect might be the best way to start your degree if you fit one or more of these criteria:

Bypassing Pathway Connect and starting directly into a degree program might be best for you if you fit the following criteria:

  • Worried about affordability
  • Been away from college for a long time, or haven't started yet
  • Seeking to develop foundational academic skills
  • Desire additional support from peers
  • Previously taken university courses
  • Experience with online learning
  • Confident in academic ability
  • Ready to go right into your degree
Apply Now

You will be redirected to an external page to begin your application and will be asked to login with a Church Account.

  • If you already have a Church Account, login with your username and password.
  • If you have never created a Church Account, select "Register for a Church Account."
Begin Application

If you have previously completed one or more courses in PathwayConnect, do not begin a new application. Instead, complete the Returning Student form.

Returning Student
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$73.00 per credit*

In United States (Standard)

$125 per credit*

*Students who complete PathwayConnect keep the lower tuition rate throughout their certificate and degree programs. (This tuition rate is for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Individuals who are not members of the Church pay 25 percent more.)

*BYU-Pathway's tuition is approximately half the cost of traditional universities. (This tuition rate is for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Individuals who are not members of the Church pay 25 percent more.)

Key Points

  • One-year program that counts toward certificates and degrees
  • Courses are online, completed with a weekly gathering
  • Prepares you to be successful in an online learning environment
  • Lays a foundation for success in the online degree program
  • Starts with certificates that build into a bachelor's degree
  • Nearly 40 certificate and degree programs to choose from
  • All coursework is completed online
  • Fit courses around busy schedules and other responsibilities

Application Process

  • No application fee
  • No ACT or SAT required
  • No high school transcripts required
  • No worthiness interview during PathwayConnect
  • English language assessment (for non-native English speakers)
  • Successfully complete PathwayConnect with a 3.0 GPA or higher, OR
  • Earn a minimim of 15 on-campus credits at one of the colleges or universities operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (BYU, BYU-Idaho, BYU-Hawaii, or LDS Business College).

Individuals who do not meet one of these requirements should consider joining PathwayConnect, which provides a path for students to pursue a BYU-Idaho certificate or degree online.


Application Deadlines

Fall Semester
(Begins in September)
September 3 August 1
Winter Semester
(Begins in January)
December 17 December 1
Spring Semester
(Begins mid April)
March 31 March 1