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Non-Degree Seeking Programs

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.

Eligibility Requirements WINTER 2021 OPEN

  • You have at least a bachelors degree
  • You are a resident of the state of Hawaii; 12 consecutive 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

Choose the application that applies to you.

STEP 2: $35 Non-Refundable Application Fee - NEW APPLICANTS ONLY

STEP 3: Submit Ecclesiastical Endorsement.

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 graduation diploma or final transcript stating degree earned and when.


Application Notes

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.

Former Students

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 .


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 you receive your acceptance email, complete the following:


Health Center

(808) 675-3510

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

Financial Services


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

Fall 2020 Application - CLOSED

Friday, Nov 30, 2020 Last day to submit an application and all required items
Sunday, Dec 6, 2020 Class Registration begins for Non-degree seeking student
Wed, Jan 6, 2021 Classes Begin
Friday, Jan 8, 2021 Last day to add/drop classes without a Fee and signatures
Friday, April 9, 2021 Last day of class instruction

ADD/DROP Classes

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 Office of the Registrar 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 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 Office of the Registrar. Ask for Withdrawal form and complete.
Step 2 : Signatures Required: Instructor and Event Services & Outreach manager.
Step 3: Submit to Office of the Registrar. $10.00 fee applied to student account.

Frequently Asked Questions
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    When 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 .
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    How 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.
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    Do 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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    What is the cost of attendance?
    Cost of attendance can be found in the Admissions website .
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    Where do I pay for tuition?
    Tuition may be paid online through your student account at mybyuh or directly with the Cashier's Office.
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    How 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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    How can I get a transcript for the classes I've taken?
    Transcripts are ordered online. Visit Ordering Official Transcripts page for more details