Non-Degree Seeking Program
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 consecutive months and living in Hawaii.
- 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
Choose the application that applies to you.
- NEW Non-Degree Seeking Student Application.
- FORMER Non-Degree Seeking Student Application (Previous NDS student with more than one (1) semester in between enrollment).
STEP 2: $35 Non-Refundable Application Fee - NEW APPLICANTS ONLY
STEP 3: Submit Ecclesiastical Endorsement
- Print the Ecclesiastical Endorsement. Fill out your information and meet with your bishop and stake president. (BYUH employees: Not required. Endorsement will be verified with HR). ONLINE ENDORSEMENTS are NOT ACCEPTED.
STEP 4: Submit Proof of Residency
- Common acceptable proof of residency are rental agreement, mortgage statement, Hawaii tax statements, etc. (BYUH employees, employee spouses and student spouses: not required).
STEP 5: Submit Proof of Degree
- Submit a copy of the graduation diploma or final transcript stating degree earned and year. (BYUH regular faculty: not required).
Bring your documents to Lorenzo Snow Administration Building room 218 during normal business hours or email it to email@example.com. Completed endorsements must be delivered to our office or mailed to Event Services & Outreach, BYU–Hawaii #1963, 55-220 Kulanui St., Laie, HI 96762.
ALL STEPS MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE APPLICATION DEADLINE.
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 State of Hawaii Post-Secondary Vaccine Requirements to avoid any delay in registration.
State of Hawaii Post-Secondary Vaccine Requirements
Please visit the Health Services website for Vaccine Requirements and Tuberculosis Clearance. They may place a hold on your student account that will prevent you from registering for classes.
Employees and Employee Dependents
Submit your Tuition Benefits Waiver with Human Resources.
Clear any financial holds on your student account to avoid delay in registration. Contact Financial Services 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. Fill it out completely, obtain all required signatures and submit completed form to the Office of the Registrar.
Once you receive your acceptance email, complete the following:
Please visit the Health Services website for Vaccine Requirements and Tuberculosis Clearance.
For credit – access your Student Center and enroll online.
For audit – submit Audit/Independent Study Form to the Office of the Registrar.
Complete the Tuition Benefits Wavier with Human Resources
Application and Registration Schedule
|Important Dates to Remember||Spring 2023||Fall 2023|
|Last day to submit an application and all required items||Mon., Mar. 13||Mon., Jul. 17|
|Class registration begins for non-degree seeking student||Sun., Mar. 26||Sun., Jul. 30|
|Classes begin||Wed., Apr. 26||Wed., Aug. 30|
|Last day to add/drop classes without a fee and signatures||Fri., Apr. 28||Fri., Sept. 8|
|Last day of class instruction||Fri., Jun. 21||Fri., Dec. 1|
Classes may be dropped online via your student account without a penalty through the third 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 the Office of the Registrar and ask for ADD/DROP FORM or print it from their website. Fill it out completely.
Step 2: Signatures Required: Instructor and Event Services & Outreach manager.
Step 3: Submit to the Office of the Registrar ($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 Office of the Registrar receives the official discontinuance notification. Refunds will be calculated based on the day that the COMPLETED withdrawal form is submitted to the Office of the Registrar. 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 the Office of the Registrar. Ask for Withdrawal form and complete.
Step 2: Signatures Required: Instructor and Event Services & Outreach manager.
Step 3: Submit to the Office of the Registrar. $10.00 fee applied to student account.
Frequently Asked Questions
Toggle ItemHow many credits can I take as a non-degree-seeking student?Maximum of 6 credits per semester is allowed for non-degree-seeking students.
Toggle ItemWhen and how do I register for classes?Class registration opens one month prior to the first day of each semester (refer to Important Dates). Access your student account online through the Student Center using your BYUHNETID to register for classes. For assistance, visit Academic Advising.
Toggle ItemHow do I AUDIT classes?The regular application process is required even if auditing classes. Once you are notified of your admission, print, complete and submit an Audit/Independent Study 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 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.
Toggle ItemWhat is the cost of attendance?Tuition for non-degree-seeking students is billed per credit hour. Information on the cost of attendance can be found on the Financial Aid & Scholarships website.
Toggle ItemWhere do I pay for tuition?Tuition may be paid online through your student center at myBYUH Student or directly at the Cashier's Office.
Toggle ItemI am a dependent of a BYUH employee. How do I apply for the tuition benefits waiver?If you are a full-time BYUH employee or an eligible dependent of an employee, you may apply for the Tuition Benefits Waiver with Human Resources. This must be done at the beginning of every semester you attend.
Toggle ItemHow can I get a transcript for the classes I've taken?
Toggle ItemWhat am I eligible for as a non-degree-seeking student?Non-degree-seeking students are not eligible for on-campus housing, student jobs at BYUH or the Polynesian Cultural Center or any other church entities, student medical insurance, university scholarships, Pell Grant, or other federal government student loan programs.