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Frequently Asked Questions

QUESTION:
What is the electronic continuing ecclesiastical endorsement?

ANSWER:
The electronic continuing endorsement is an online form students must complete before meeting with their bishop for a continuing ecclesiastical endorsement interview. Following the interview, bishops complete the endorsement process, removing the continuing endorsement hold from the student’s account.

QUESTION:
Why do I need a new endorsement when I just got one?

ANSWER:
The Board of Trustees has indicated that "[T]he continuing endorsement will help ensure that students who are active Church members are not excluded through enrollment ceilings while inactive members enjoy the blessings of attending Church schools."

QUESTION:
I tried to register and was told that there was a hold on my record. What should I do?

ANSWER:
You need to determine what kind of hold is placed on your record. Is it a financial, academic, Honor Code or continuing endorsement hold? You will need to contact the office that placed the hold and clear it up before you can register.

QUESTION:
I am not LDS; do I need an endorsement?

ANSWER:
Yes. Contact the leader of the LDS area ward or branch unit in which you currently reside.

QUESTION:
I have to work on Sunday and cannot attend church? What should I do?

ANSWER:
A variety of meeting start times are available in most areas. If you are unable to attend your assigned ward, try to find a time that works for you. You will also need to visit with your bishop to work it out with him.

QUESTION:
I will be doing an internship this summer. Do I need an endorsement?

ANSWER:
Yes. A Continuing Ecclesiastical Endorsement is necessary for anyone representing the university through either coursework or other activities.

QUESTION:
I am taking less than 12 credits. Do I need an endorsement?

ANSWER:
Yes. All BYU-Idaho students should have current endorsements.

QUESTION:
Does my campus bishop have to do my endorsement or can my home bishop do it?

ANSWER:
Students who are on campus must receive their continuing endorsement from their campus ward bishop.

QUESTION:
What if my bishop does not endorse me?

ANSWER:
You will not be able to register until you are eligible for an ecclesiastical endorsement.

QUESTION:
If my university bishop will not endorse me, can I get my home bishop or another bishop to do it?

ANSWER:
No.

QUESTION:
I decided not to return to BYU-Idaho before I left school but have now changed my mind. What should I do?

ANSWER:
Contact your bishop and make arrangements with him to do your endorsement as part of the reapplication process.

QUESTION:
Does my stake president have to do my continuing endorsement?

ANSWER:
No.