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Expanded Opportunities for Students in the Pacific Islands and Asia

BYU–Hawaii and BYU-Pathway Worldwide are excited to announce a new partnership that will expand educational options for students in the Pacific Islands, Asia, and the Philippines.

Effective immediately, students who have completed any of BYU-Pathway Worldwide’s programs and desire to earn a degree on campus at BYU–Hawaii will be given priority consideration for admission to BYU–Hawaii as well as its IWORK scholarship program. Capacity is limited. Interested students must apply to BYU–Hawaii, but the completion of a BYU-Pathway Worldwide program fulfills BYU–Hawaii’s admission requirements for academic and English proficiency.

To be eligible, students must have completed (or will have completed by April 2022) BYU-Pathway’s foundational PathwayConnect curriculum, and/or a certificate or associate degree through BYU-Pathway Worldwide.

Students at Brigham Young University (BYU) - Hawaii. Credit: BYUH Official Facebook page.© 2021 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

“BYU–Hawaii has a specific mission to serve the people of the Pacific Islands and Asia,” said John S.K. Kauwe III, president of BYU–Hawaii. “Our partnership with BYU-Pathway Worldwide will help us further achieve that mission by streamlining admission to BYU–Hawaii, while also allowing students to graduate with less time on campus.”

The option for students to complete their degree online through BYU-Pathway Worldwide will remain available. However, eligible students who would benefit from a campus experience and/or one of BYU–Hawaii’s 39 bachelor’s degree programs will now have this in-person option available as well.

BYU–Hawaii's IWORK scholarship is a work-study program where accepted students receive the means to cover education expenses including tuition, housing, and fees© 2021 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

This new opportunity for BYU-Pathway students has the potential to bless many lives. BYU-Pathway Worldwide served 10,995 students in the Pacific Islands, Asia, and the Philippines through its affiliated programs in 2020 and 2021.

BYU–Hawaii’s application deadline for spring 2022 (April–June) has been extended to December 1. Both institutions encourage students who meet the eligibility criteria* and desire a BYU–Hawaii campus experience to apply for admission to BYU–Hawaii by the extended deadline

BYU–Hawaii's IWORK scholarship is a work-study program available for students in BYU–Hawaii's target area which includes the South Pacific and East Asia. Accepted students receive the means to cover education expenses including tuition, housing, and fees. IWORK scholarship recipients are required to hold a part-time job at the Polynesian Cultural Center or at BYU–Hawaii and maintain good academic standing in addition to other requirements.

*Students who have completed (or will have completed by April 2022) BYU-Pathway’s foundational PathwayConnect curriculum, and/or a certificate or associate degree through BYU-Pathway Worldwide, are eligible to apply to start at BYU–Hawaii in spring 2022 (April–June).

FAQs

Q: Who is eligible for priority admission to BYU–Hawaii?

A: Students who have completed (or will have completed by April 2022) BYU-Pathway’s foundational PathwayConnect curriculum, and/or a certificate or associate degree through BYU-Pathway Worldwide, are eligible to apply to start at BYU–Hawaii in spring 2022 (April–June).

Q: What happens if capacity is reached and I can’t get admitted?

A: BYU-Pathway students who meet eligibility requirements but are not admitted to BYU–Hawaii because capacity is reached should consider pursuing an online certificate through BYU-Pathway, and then reapply to BYU–Hawaii for a future start date.

Q: What are the application deadlines for BYU–Hawaii?

A: To start in spring semester (April–June): Apply by Nov. 1 (extended to Dec. 1 this year).

To start in fall semester (Sept.–Dec.): Apply by February 1.

To start in winter semester (Jan.–April): Apply by July 1.

Q: How much does tuition cost at BYU–Hawaii?

A: For tuition pricing, visit the Admissions and Aid webpage. (Students who are or have been enrolled at BYU-Pathway Worldwide will pay BYU–Hawaii’s tuition rates, not BYU-Pathway’s.)

Q: Are there scholarships available at BYU–Hawaii?

A: Yes. Visit the Financial Aid & Scholarships website for more information.

Media Contact: Laura Tevaga

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