New Student Checklist

 Before the Semester Begins

  • Access and explore your personalized student portal by logging in to byupathway.lds.org.
    • This portal is your BYU-Pathway “home page.” Be sure to bookmark or save it.
    • From the portal, you can find contact information for your Pathway missionaries, access your online courses (when available), pay tuition, and more.
  • If you don’t already have Microsoft Office on your computer, download and install a free copy from your student portal.
    • PathwayConnect courses require the use of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel, so be sure these programs are installed and working properly before the first day of the semester.
  • View and practice each section of the I-Learn tutorial video. The tutorial will show you how to access your courses and how to navigate to course materials, assignments, quizzes, and more.
    • Plan on the tutorial taking approximately an hour or more, but you can leave the tutorial, if needed, and return to complete it later.

First Week of the Semester

  • The semester officially begins on Monday, September 17.
  • To access your courses, log in to your student portal at byupathway.lds.org and select the course link in the “My Classes” section.
    • Although the semester officially starts on a Monday, you can access your courses on Saturday, September 15.
  • Begin your Life Skills course by viewing and completing the assignments located in the Welcome module. Next, continue to the Lesson 01 module (see Quick Start Guide).
    • If you are also enrolled in an online religion course (31+ Standard Version students), begin this coursework by completing the activities in the Lesson 01 module.

First Gathering(s)

  • Age 18-30 Students
  • You will attend two gatherings every Thursday evening during the semester.
    • Academic Gathering: Your first academic gathering will be held Thursday, September 20. Attend the gathering at the location and time listed when you log in at byupathway.lds.org, or contact your PathwayConnect missionaries for details.
      • Academic gatherings last for 60 minutes for students in PathwayConnect’s Standard version, and 90 minutes for students in PathwayConnect’s L version.
    • Institute Gathering: Contact your PathwayConnect missionaries or your local institute to find out the first day of institute class. Your first institute class is determined locally and typically starts on a different date than your academic courses.
      • Institute gatherings last for 90 minutes.
  • Age 31+ Students
  • Standard Version: You will attend two gatherings every Thursday evening during the semester.
    • Academic & Religion Gatherings: Your first academic gathering will be held Thursday, September 20. Attend the gathering at the location and time listed when you log in at byupathway.lds.org, or contact your PathwayConnect missionaries for details.
      • Academic gatherings last for 60 minutes, and religion gatherings last for an additional 60 minutes.
  • L Version: You will attend one gathering every Thursday evening during the semester.
    • Academic Gatherings: Your first academic gathering will be held Thursday, September 20. Attend the gathering at the location and time listed when you log in at byupathway.lds.org, or contact your PathwayConnect missionaries for details.
      • Academic gatherings last for 90 minutes.

Pay Tuition

  • Tuition is due on or before the first day of the semester on September 17.
    • To pay your tuition, log in to your personalized student portal at byupathway.lds.org.
    • Select the “Payment” option from the drop-down menu next to your name and follow the steps given.
    • If you have payment issues, contact Pathway Support.
  • If you cannot pay your entire tuition by September 17, you can still continue with PathwayConnect. You can choose to pay up to the end of the semester, but you will be charged a one-time five-percent late fee on your remaining balance.
  • If you do not pay by the registration deadline for next semester (November 16), you will not be able to register for any future semesters until your debt is paid in full.

Register for Institute (Age 18-30 students only)

  • Please register for institute by a) contacting your local institute or b) enrolling the first night of class. Contact your PathwayConnect missionaries if you are unsure of which institute location your gathering site is affiliated with or which class you should enroll in.
  • Be sure to tell your institute that you want to take the class for transferable credit.
  • If you have additional questions, contact your local PathwayConnect missionaries or Pathway Support. Click here to find a list of institute locations.

Check Your Email Regularly

  • Email is the official method of communication for PathwayConnect. Be sure to open and read all email from BYU-Pathway Worldwide or Pathway Support. Check your email regularly for important information and announcements.

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