Students who already have a bachelor's degree and are interested in taking courses for credit or audit may apply to Brigham Young University–Hawaii (BYUH) through the Event Services & Outreach department as a Non-Degree Seeking (NDS) student.
Students (both new and former) must complete an application to determine eligibility.
Once admitted, students may register for classes (maximum of 6 credit hours each semester) one month prior to the first day of the semester.
NDS students are NOT eligible for: on-campus housing, student jobs (at BYUH, the Polynesian Cultural Center or any other church entities), student medical insurance, university scholarships, Pell Grant or other Federal Government student loan programs.
- You have at least a bachelors degree
- You are a resident of the state of Hawaii; 12 consectuive months
- You are at least 18 years or older
- You are a U.S Citizen, U.S Resident or non-U.S citizen with current J2 or F2 visa
- You are not currently suspended (including academic or Honor Code suspension) from any college or university (including BYUH)
- You are in good standing with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- You are not currently on probation, parole, under restriction with any court, and have never been convicted of a crime (other than a traffic violation)
How to Apply
STEP 1: Submit the Application Form
Please choose one (1) of the following methods of submission:A) Online Submission - Please select the form that applies to you.
- NEW Non-Degree Seeking student applicant form
- FORMER Non-Degree Seeking student applicant form: Previous NDS students with more than one (1) semester in between enrollment)
- Manual Submission: Form must be printed, completed and submitted to our office
STEP 2: $35 Non-Refundable Application Fee
Application Fee may be paid online. If you want to make a payment in person, you must obtain a payment slip from Event Services & Outreach.
STEP 3: Submit Ecclesiastical Endorsement
Click HERE for the form.
STEP 4: Submit Proof of Residency
Not required for BYUH employees or employee spouses. Common acceptable proof of residency are rental agreement, mortgage statement, Hawaii tax statements, etc.
STEP 5: Submit Proof of Degree
Submit copy of diploma.
ALL STEPS MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE APPLICATION DEADLINE. WINTER 2020 IS CLOSED.
Once all items have been submitted, your application is considered complete. Admission decisions for NDS applicants are usually available within one week of submitting all items and will be notified via email. NDS students may begin registration one month prior to the first day of school.
Admitted students must complete the TB Clearance and MMR 1 & 2 Vaccination requirements to avoid delay in registration.
TB Clearance and MMR 1 & 2 Vaccination
A current tuberculosis clearance (taken within one year) and proof of receiving the MMR 1 & 2 vaccination must be submitted to the Health Center (808) 675-3510. A hold will be placed on your student account that will prevent you from registering.
Employees and Employee Dependents
Submit your tuition waiver with Human Resources.
Clear any financial holds on your student account to avoid delay in registration. Contact the Student Accounts Receivable department for help with financial holds. Contact them at (808) 675-3706 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADD/DROP or AUDIT
Download forms from the Office of the Registrar website and submit them to the Office of the Registrar. Make sure to get all required signatures.
Once the applicant receives admission email, the student should complete the following:
Submit current (within 1 year) TB test and MMR1 and MMR2 vaccination
For credit – access your account at mybyuh and enroll online
For audit – submit audit form to Registrars office
Make payment by accessing your mybyuh account or visit the Cashier's office in person.
Submit tuition wavier at Human Resource websites
Application and Registration Schedule
Spring 2020 Application - OPEN
|Monday, March 23, 2020||Last day to submit an application and all required items|
|Sunday, March 29, 2020||Class Registration begins for Non-degree seeking student|
|Wednesday, April 29, 2020||Classes Begin|
|Friday, May 1, 2020||Last day to add/drop classes without a Fee and signatures|
|Friday, June 23, 2020||Last day of class instruction|
Classes may be dropped online via your student account without a penalty through the 3rd day of the semester. After the deadline, a $10.00 fee for each class dropped will be added to your student account.
How to ADD/DROP classes after the deadline
Step 1: Go to Registrar’s office and ask for ADD/DROP FORM or print from their website. Fill out completely.
Step 2: Signatures Required: Instructor and Event Services & Outreach manager.
Step 3: Submit to Registrar's Office ($10.00 applied to student account if passed deadline).
Discontinuance must be completed prior to the first day of classes to avoid a penalty. Tuition will be charged from the first day of classes to the date the Registrar's Office receives the official discontinuance notification. Refunds will be calculated based on the day that the COMPLETED withdrawal form is submitted to the Registrar's Office. A withdrawal fee of $10.00 will be charged to your student account to process the application for early withdrawal.
How to request to withdraw from classes
Step 1 : Go to Registrar's Office. Ask for Withdrawal form and complete.
Step 2 : Signatures Required: Instructor and Event Services & Outreach manager.
Step 3: Submit to Registrar's Office. $10.00 fee applied to student account.
Toggle ItemWhen and how do I register for classes?Class registration opens one (1) month prior to the beginning of each semester (refer to Important Dates). Access your student account online through mybyuh using your CES NET ID to register for classes. Visit the Academic Advising registration website.
Toggle ItemHow do I AUDIT classes?The regular application process is required even if auditing classes. Once you are notified of your admission, submit an AUDIT form to the Office of the Registrar with an indication of "audit" next to the course name.
Toggle ItemDo I need to reapply to the program every time I want to take classes?Your account will continue to be active until you skip one (1) or more semesters. After that, you are required to reapply as a "former student". You will need to re-submit a current endorsement if your previous one has expired.
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Toggle ItemWhere do I pay for tuition?Tuition may be paid online through your student account at mybyuh or directly with the Cashier's Office.
Toggle ItemHow do I receive tuition benefit?Tuition benefit is available for eligible university employees, their spouses and dependents. To find out more information concerning the policy, please contact Human Resources. You are required to submit a tuition benefit form at the beginning of every semester you attend.
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