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, 5 credits in a given semester. Students in the Standard version take a 3-credit academic course combined with a 2-credit religion course, while students in the L version take a 5-credit academic course.
The following chart outlines the credits associated with PathwayConnect courses:
|PathwayConnect Course||# of Credits|
|Standard Academic Courses (GS 120, MATH 100, ENG 106)||3|
|L Academic Courses (GS 120L, MATH 100L, ENG 106L)||5|
|Religion Courses (FDREL 121, 122, 200, & institute courses taken for credit)||2|
- Attempt: The total number of credits in which a student has registered in a semester or cumulative basis
- Earn: 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
All students are required to complete the specific curriculum required during PathwayConnect regardless of their previous college 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.