6.3 Credits & Courses

Credits are a unit of measurement used at colleges and universities to determine overall workload and to evaluate a student’s preparedness for future courses and/or graduation.

PathwayConnect students typically take, and may not exceed, five credits in a given semester. Students take a three-credit academic course combined with a two-credit religion course.

The following chart outlines the credits associated with PathwayConnect courses:

PathwayConnect Course # of Credits
Standard Academic Courses (PC 101, PC 102, PC 103) 3
L Academic Courses (PC 101L, PC102L, PC103L) 3
Religion Courses (RELPC 250C, RELPC 200C, RELPC 275C, & institute courses taken for credit) 2

Additional definitions:

  • Attempted credits: The total number of credits in which a student has registered in a semester or cumulative basis
  • Earned credits: The total number of credits earned in a semester or cumulative basis
  • Points: The total number of grade points earned in a semester or cumulative basis

6.3.1 Transfer Credit

All students are required to complete the specific curriculum required during PathwayConnect regardless of their previous university experience or coursework. Credits obtained at other colleges or universities cannot be substituted for PathwayConnect courses but may count after PathwayConnect as transfer credit toward a college or university program. Grades earned from local institutes of religion receive pass/fail credit and may be transferred to BYU-Idaho or another Church school at a student’s request.

6.3.2 Course Retakes

(See 3.4 Course Retakes)