New Student Checklist

Accept / Decline Your BYU-Idaho Offer

  • Accept or decline your BYU-Idaho admission offer online at www.byui.edu/response.  You must decline your offer if you no longer plan to attend BYUI.
  • Need to defer your admissions offer for LDS mission service?  View the deferment policies and submit the deferment form on the Admissions Office website.  
  • Once admitted as a new student you will be assigned to a Student Ambassador who will answer your questions about attending BYU-Idaho and help guide you through the New Student Checklist.

Access Your Student Portal (my.byui.edu) and BYUI Email Account

  • Login (see "First Login" information below) to your student portal (my.byui.edu).  
  • If you haven't accepted your offer you won't be able to login to your student portal, register for classes, apply for housing or take care of any other key services.
First Login to Your Student Portal (Health Plan Requirements)
  • You are required to have insurance coverage, even when off-track, and will be automatically enrolled in the BYU-Idaho Student Health Plan unless your current insurance qualifies and you submit a waiver.
  • If you plan to submit a waiver, you will be prompted to do so the first time you login to my.byui.edu.
  • Frequently access your BYUI email account through your student portal.  Email is the official method of communication at BYU-Idaho.  You are responsible for all emails sent to you from the University.
    • Urgent Notices - contains urgent information (sent as needed).
    • Student Advisory - contains essential University information (sent on Tuesdays).
    • The Feed -  features campus life and promotional information (sent on Thursdays).
    • New Student Update - contains information about preparing to attend BYUI (sent on Fridays as needed).
  • Experiencing difficulties with Net ID/password, web access or other technology issues? Access the Technology Help Desk website or call 1-866-237-5195 .

Funding Your Education - Financial Aid & Student Employment Options

    Apply for Financial Aid

    • Visit the Planning Ahead page for projected expenses and resource ideas to help create a plan to fund your education.
    • Apply for Federal Financial Aid and Scholarships before the deadline.
    • Watch your Document Tracking page (my.byui.edu; Finances tab, view Financial Aid Document Tracking) for any required documents that might need to be turned into the Financial Aid office.
    • Watch your Financial Aid Awards page (my.byui.edu; Finances tab, view Financial Aid Awards) for aid that is awarded to you. To receive the aid that is listed, you will need to be enrolled for the credits shown by each award.  If you do not plan on enrolling in the required credits, you will need to email the Financial Aid office (financialaid@byui.edu) so they can adjust your aid.
    • Refer to the Financial Aid website often to be aware of upcoming deadlines.

    Consider Student Employment

    • Explore both on-campus and off-campus  employment options.  If you plan to work while in Rexburg, remember to bring the  required identification documents that verify your ability to work in the United States.

    Plan Now to Attend Get Connected / Move-in Day

    • Make travel arrangements now so you can move into your housing on the morning of Move-in Day and participate fully in Get Connected.  See Get Connected Schedule .
    • Review travel and transportation information .
    • Parents are invited to attend the Move-in Day portion of Get Connected and participate in the BYU-Idaho Welcome with their student.  Those unable to travel to Rexburg may view the BYU-Idaho Welcome streamed live (also available on demand for 72 hours after the broadcast).

    Find Housing, Parking & Dining Options

    Housing & Student Living

    • All single students, on or off track, must live in BYU-Idaho approved housing.  Married students or student families may live in community housing.
    • Begin your search for approved or community housing through the Housing and Student Living website.
    • Learn more about the culture of apartment life at BYU-Idaho by watching a few Student Living videos.

    Parking & Transportation

    • Bringing a car to campus?  Apply for a campus and/or city parking permit through the Parking Office .
    • Need transportation while in Rexburg? The Enterprise CarShare program is available for those without a car.

    Dining on Campus

    • Learn about the various dining options as well as prices and plans available through Food Services.

    Prepare to Register (Academic Advising)

    When to Register

    • Determine your registration date .  Registration is determined by the number of college credits already completed and posted to your BYU-Idaho transcript.
    • Obtain credit approval for transfer and Advanced Placement (AP) course work through the Student Records and Registration Office .

    What Classes You Should Register for

    • Determine the classes you need to take by reviewing the class planning section of the Academic Discovery Center  website.
    • Review the Gateway Foundations registration schedule.  Freshmen are given one week of priority registration to register for two Gateway Foundations courses.
    • You are encouraged to enroll in at least one online class each semester. Explore your online course options through Online Learning .

    Registering for Classes

    • Review registration information made available through Student Records and Registration and watch the video below.

    • Register for classes beginning at 6:00 a.m. (MT) on your designated day.  See the registration schedule for your date.
    • Complete the tuberculosis survey when you register for classes.  You may have to do a tuberculosis skin test ( TB test) prior to attending classes.  You may take a TB test at the Student Health Center - no appointment is needed.

    Academic Assistance

    Pay Your Tuition

    • Tuition is due on the first day of classes.  It is recommended that you pay your tuition through my.byui.edu (Finances tab) before you arrive on campus.  See payment methods .
    • Payment of tuition, reserved textbooks, or student charges can be paid by American Express, Discover, Visa, and Mastercard with a 2.75% service charge (subject to change).  You may also pay by using an electronic check (eCheck).  There is no additional fee for paying with an eCheck.  Credit Card and eCheck payments can only be paid online through my.byui.edu (Finance Tab).
    • Need to authorize a parent or other user access to pay on your account? You can do this through my.byui.edu (Finances tab).
    • Enroll in eRefund so that any excess funds, after tuition and other fees are paid, are deposited directly into your bank account.

    Buy Your Books and School Supplies

    • Reserve your textbooks and approved exercise clothing in advance at the University Store  to avoid lines when you arrive on campus.
    • Use the textbook reservation comparison tool to get the best deals on textbooks from the University Store or from other sources.
    • Review BYU-Idaho Laptop Initiative and determine your technology options.  The University Store offers discounted laptops at educational prices as well as other technology items.

    Review Student Privacy / Parental Requests & Grades

    Prepare Spiritually