How do I check AP course scores for equivalency to BYU courses? Do the accepted scores change each year?
Look on your BYU transcript. If it shows the AP credit as being equivalent to a BYU course, it is equivalent to that course. Otherwise, it is not considered equivalent for the year in question.
The application gives me the option to enter two separate grades for economics; what if I have only taken one economics class (e.g. ECON 110)?
Sometimes (for transfer or AP credits) courses differentiate between macro- and micro-economics; ECON 110 covers both. Simply enter the applicable grade for the appropriate course (leaving the other one blank if not applicable) and it will be weighted accordingly on your application.
What if I took a prerequisite course via BYU Independent Study?
It is highly recommended that students take their prerequisite courses on campus. However, if there are extenuating circumstances, students can take prerequisite courses via Independent Study. These courses will not be discounted on the application.
What if I retake a prerequisite?
The prerequisite GPA we calculate for admission purposes will reflect the higher of the two grades and then reduce that by a third of a letter grade. For example if you got an A- and a B, it will appear as a B+ when we review your application.
What are the prerequisites to apply?
ACC 200, FIN 201, BUS M 241, and ECON 110
Where can I see which of my transfer courses will be accepted by the program?
What if I took a prerequisite course at another university?
The grade will be discounted by a third of a letter grade. For example, if you got an A- at another university, it will appear as a B+ when we review your application.
If a transfer course was listed as equivalent by the Marriott School but in a different year than when I took the course (and nothing is listed for the year I took it), does it still count?
If I have taken an equivalent transfer course that does not show up on my transcript, what do I do? Should I still list it on my application?
First obtain an official transcript from your transfer school and see that it is sent to the BYU Registrar. Once this transcript has been received, it should show up on your BYU transcript. Make sure the transfer courses show as being equivalent to the appropriate BYU courses. Once it is listed as equivalent on your transcript or progress report, you may then list it on your application.
What is the difference between a policy petition form and a progress report discrepancy form?
A policy petition form is used to determine transfer equivalencies not listed by the Marriott School or BYU. This form will be used only if the transfer course is not listed online or on your transcript. A progress report discrepancy form is used to reconcile anything missing from the progress report; use this when something is listed online but not on your transcript. To access these and other forms, click on the Forms option in your student tools.
For what reasons can I defer my admission to the program?
If for any reason (mission, study abroad, internship, etc.) you must interrupt your continuous registration, you MUST complete a Deferment Request to be reviewed by the director of Marriott School undergraduate programs. No deferments, except for the purpose of a mission or active-duty military service, will be allowed for the student’s first semester in the program.
If I am accepted to the program and then defer my admission right away, what happens when I return and am ready to start the program?
You must contact the advisement center in 460 TNRB before you may register for the appropriate classes and start the program.