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August 4, 2017

So You Want to be a BYU-Pathway Student?

Is PathwayConnect the right fit for you?

BYU-Pathway Worldwide is many things — it’s an educational opportunity, it’s a confidence builder, it’s a way for you to work toward goals.

This is the chance to kick-start your academic career at a low price with a flexible schedule.

1. BYU-Pathway is affordable and flexible

BYU-Pathway Worldwide provides access to low-cost, online degree programs that help you gain marketable skills for the workplace. In no time at all, you can quickly apply at There is no cost to apply, no entrance exams, and no interviews.

BYU-Pathway is made to fit into your busy life and won’t break the bank!

Because BYU-Pathway is online, you can complete coursework on your time — between work, family life, and personal responsibilities. Just be sure to allow yourself enough time to complete assignments, tests, and quizzes. Sometimes a full workload can seem intimidating, but many students get support from their peers.

2. Students meet with other students each week

By starting your degree with foundational courses, called PathwayConnect, you have the unique opportunity to work with and get support from other students enrolled in your area.

Once a week, you will attend a gathering either in person or virtually. This is the time you meet with the other students to ask questions, discuss the curriculum, and learn from one another through leading discussions. Gatherings are an essential part of the PathwayConnect experience.

PathwayConnect Gathering - Orem Utah

Students in PathwayConnect gather locally with their peers once a week while completing coursework online.

3. Curriculum is Designed for Your Goals

BYU-Pathway gives you the opportunity to have a gospel-based education by incorporating religious principles throughout the curriculum.

BYU-Pathway students are able to improve their professional and academic abilities while working toward a bachelor’s degree.

In PathwayConnect, you will take academic courses — Life Skills, Professional Skills, and University Skills — as well as religion courses. After three semesters, you will have earned 15 credits and will continue on to earn online certificates and degrees from BYU-Idaho or Ensign College.

For students that speak English as a second language, PathwayConnect is a great way to improve your English language skills. PathwayConnect’s curriculum is all in English, and speaking English is encouraged at the gatherings.

4. PathwayConnect is a Bridge to Online Degrees

Many BYU-Pathway students begin their online degree program with PathwayConnect and then continue their education through Brigham Young University-Idaho or Ensign College, earning skills-based certificates and degrees completely online. Some students consider a local school, advance in the workplace, or pursue other goals. The opportunities are endless!

Students can earn online certificates and degrees from BYU-Idaho or Ensign College.

Your Path Awaits!

Do you want become a BYU-Pathway student? Does a low-cost, online, spiritual education appeal to you? If so, learn more and apply today!

Don’t put off your education any longer. It’s fast and easy to apply. Join our worldwide community, and embark on your path of new opportunities today!

Do you know someone who may be interested in BYU-Pathway? Share this article with them, and invite them to learn more!

Comments on "So You Want to be a BYU-Pathway Student?"

Alex Ntiamoah-Boakye says:

Is pathway only for members of the Latter Day Saints of Jesus Christ? Or people with other Christian Faith or other Religious Faith can enroll?

Virginia Carolina Mejía Casco Sing says:

I was studying 4 year Ago in pathway in Honduras Central América, l left My studies due the born of My 4th baby. I would like to continúe but I don’t no how. My name is Virginia Carolina Mejía Casco Pls I would ask your help in My personal case.

Glenna Phillips says:

Hi Virginia,
One of our students pointed your comment out to me. Have you been able to find where you can apply/participate in PathwayConnect this year? You can send an email to or call 855.994.6721 to get information about where to apply. It isn’t too late yet for this year. You will be on Standby but likely able to start. Good luck!

Shirley says:

We need this in the congo

Amele Vonotabua says:

I wod love to apply but just dont know how

J.A. Banez says:

Hello Amele! Please visit this to find out about admission requirements and how to apply to PathwayConnect.

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