BYU Updates for the Class of 2020

Deadlines – The application for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2020 opens on August 29, 2019. Freshman applicants that complete the application by the priority deadline of November 1 will receive extra consideration in the admission decision process, so don’t delay! The final deadline is December 16, 2019 and decisions will be released by February 17, 2020. View the full deadline schedule.

Age Restriction – Applicants must be at least 17 years old by the first day of class of the semester/term they are applying for. If they are younger than 17 they will be prompted to choose a later application date as they begin their application. (This applies to all applicant types except Concurrent Enrollment applicants.)

ACT/SAT – This year, students will self-report their overall composite ACT or SAT score. If admitted, BYU will ask them to submit an official score for verification before they will be able to register for classes.

High School Grades – Students will also self-report high school work. Utah students with an SSID number can import their grades automatically from the state system. Students must report grades as they appear on the transcript! If students have any questions about how to complete this portion of the application, feel free to call 801-422-4104 for assistance.

High School Teacher Recommendation – Students must provide the email address of a high school teacher that taught them in a course that counted toward their English, math, or science graduation requirements. BYU recommends that they select a teacher that knows them well and can represent the work they have done.

Additional Recommendation – Students must provide the email address of someone else that can provide them a strong recommendation. This could be a second high school teacher, a coach, a church leader, an employer or anyone who knows them well, but it cannot be a family member.

Deferments – If students plan to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints before attending BYU, they should apply with their graduating high school class and then defer their admission.

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