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Online Student Checklist

Accept/Decline BYU-Idaho Admission Offer

  • Accept or decline your BYU-Idaho admission offer online at Accepting your offer lets you create your new BYUI login information, access your BYUI e-mail account, and more. You won't be able to register for classes until you accept your offer.

  • You must decline your offer online if you no longer plan to attend BYU-Idaho.

  • As an Online Degree Student, you are not assigned a track. You can enroll in classes all three semesters if you wish, or you may take up to two consecutive semesters off without any penalty.

Computer and Technology Preparation

  • Ensure that you have daily access to a computer with a reliable internet access. For system requirements, see System Requirements.

  • Laptops are highly recommended.

Access Your Student Portal (

  • Access your BYUI e-mail account. Note that BYUI e-mail is the official method of communication at BYU-Idaho.

  • Having problems with web access, Net ID's, password, computer issues, etc.? Contact the Technology Help Desk by clicking here  or by call 1-866-237-5195.

  • Start reviewing the New Student Updates sent to your BYUI e-mail account  from the Student Support Office.

Prepare to Register for Classes

  • Determine your registration date . Registration is determined by the number of college credits already completed and posted to your BYU-Idaho transcript. Registration is not usually available immediately after acceptance.

  • The BYU-Idaho Student Records and Registration Office will e-mail you information regarding the registration process. Review their documents about student privacy  as well as BYU-Idaho's Academic Standards.

Register for Classes

  • Register for classes beginning on your designated day at 6:00 a.m. (MST).

Register for GS 111: Realize Vision. This block course provides you with:

  • Training on being an online student at BYU-Idaho.

  • A deep understanding of the Spirit of Ricks.

  • An understanding of Disciple Leadership.

  • The opportunity to create a Graduation Plan mapping out your remaining coursework.

  • If you completed the Pathway program, you do not need to take GS 111. However, you do need to contact the Academic Discover Center ( to meet with an Online Advisor to create a graduation plan.

  • This course should be taken your first semester as an online student before you begin any other courses in the Online Program.

Familiarize Yourself with Academic Advising

  • As part of the GS111 course you will connect with your advisor during the second week of the course.

  • Get in touch with an online academic advisor by contacting (208) 496-9820 or

Apply for Financial Aid/Create Financial Plan

  • For Federal Financial Aid, including Pell grants and loans, fill out the FAFSA as soon as possible. See the Financial Aid website for application and deadlines. If you will be getting married soon please contact your Financial Aid Advisor before completing the FAFSA.

    By law, a conviction for a drug violation makes you ineligible for Student Financial Aid.

Pay Tuition

  • Payment for tuition is always due the first day of class.

    To pay your tuition, click on the "finances" tab on the website.  

    For payment methods, see Payment Methods

    View the different payment options on the Pathway Tuition page.

  • VISA, American Express, Discover, and MasterCard are accepted with a 2.75% service charge (subject to change) for tuition and student charges.

BYU-Idaho Welcome

  • New students have the opportunity to hear Elder Kim B. Clark, President of BYU-Idaho, and his wife, Sue, welcome them to BYU-Idaho.

  • The BYU-Idaho Welcome will stream live the Friday prior to the start of classes at 3:30 p.m. (MST). Click here, to view the Welcome.

First Day of Class: courses are accessed via I-Learn which can be found by:

  • Logging into

  • Clicking on the "I-Learn" tab.

  • Clicking on the desired course.

  • On the first day of class, log into each class, review the syllabus and course outline, and post your introduction.

Obtain Your I-Card

  • Online students have the opportunity to receive a student ID card (I-Card).  If you wish to recieve an I-Card, please click here and follow the steps.

  • The I-Card will either be sent to your ecclesiastical leader or to your home address.