Brigham Young University-Provo Transfers: 2020 Requirements, Dates, GPAs & More
This is the complete guide for transferring to BYU. We suggest you read until the end - you can also use the below calculator to estimate your likelihood of being able to transfer to BYU.
I get it - transferring colleges can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming. You are not alone. In fact, more than 700,000 students transfer colleges every year.
At BYU, 2.56% of the entire student body are transfer students, so you won’t be alone.
To read about regular admission requirements for Brigham Young University-Provo, click here
What are the transfer requirements for BYU?
BYU requires a number of completed documents for consideration. The table below summarizes the most important pieces of information:
|High School Transcript||Required of Some|
|College Transcript||Required of All|
|Essay or Personal Statement||Required of All|
|Standardized Test Scores||Required of Some|
|Statement of Good Standing from Prior Institution||Not Required|
In addition to the above requirements, BYU also requires a minimum number of credits completed to apply to be a transfer student.
BYU requires a minimum of 30 credits.
What are Brigham Young University-Provo’s Transfer Deadlines?
Many universities accept transfer applications during each semester. For this reason, we break down BYU transfer deadline by fall, winter, spring and summer.
|Closing Date||Reported Deadline|
|Fall Transfer Deadline||June 1|
|Winter Transfer Deadline||August 1|
|Spring Transfer Deadline||December 15|
|Summer Transfer Deadline||December 15|
Waiting until the last minute to finalize your application could result in a silly mistake.
We recommend you complete your application at least 1 week before the required deadline.
In fact, take a full 2 day break from looking at anything related to your application and then come back to look for errors. I bet you’ll find a few 😉
When are decision dates for Brigham Young University-Provo transfer applicants?
If you applied to transfer to BYU on or before the reported deadlines then you should have your decision date by the notification dates in the below table.
|Fall Transfer Deadline||June 29|
|Winter Transfer Deadline||August 31|
|Spring Transfer Deadline||February 18|
|Summer Transfer Deadline||February 18|
Note this data is current as of 2019 and to the best of our knowledge this hasn’t changed.
What is Brigham Young University-Provo’s transfer acceptance rate?
In 2019, BYU received 1672 transfer applicants.
The school accepted 958 students. Therefore, the transfer acceptance rate for BYU is 57.3%.
This indicates how hard it is to transfer into BYU. You can use the free calculator below to predict your chances of getting accepted.
Additionally, of the 958 accepted transfer students, 805 students enrolled - that means the yield was 84.03%.
BYU accepts 58 out of every 100 transfer applicants.
How can you afford BYU
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What are the Brigham Young University-Provo transfer GPA requirements?
BYU requires a minimum college GPA of 3.0 - this is on a 4.33 point scale.
In addition, BYU requires a minimum high school GPA of 3.0.
Will you enjoy transferring to BYU?
There are a lot of reasons to transfer to BYU. Maybe your plan has always been to attend community college, and then move to a four year college to save money while completing your degree.
Maybe you had a bad experience at your first school - don’t worry this is more common than you think.
Or perhaps you’re drawn to Provo...
Regardless of your reason for transferring, you’re already enrolled at another college or university so you know that the most important element in your college experience is the people and community
Finding success at BYU is dependent on feeling comfortable - will you be able to find a place to find home and grow?
These are the questions that numbers and data cannot answer, but CampusReel can.
If you’re considering transferring to BYU then I highly recommend that you watch the school’s videos on CampusReel. These are real students with real stories.
Final Verdict: How to transfer into BYU
Let’s wrap up everything we’ve learned. If you still have questions about transferring, check out the
for more info.
BYU accepts 57.3% transfer applicants, which is competitive.
To have a shot at transferring into BYU, you should have a current GPA of at least 3.86 - ideally you’re GPA will be around 4.01. In addition, you will need to submit standardized test scores.
The below tables show the SAT and ACT breakdown of BYU students.
|25th Percentile||75th Percentile||Average|
|2018 Total SAT Score||1160||1380||1270|
|25th Percentile||75th Percentile||Average|
|2018 Total ACT Score||53||34||43|
Brigham Young University-Provo’s average SAT score is 1270. To be a competitive applicant for Brigham Young University-Provo your SAT score should come close to the average - for the ACT you should be aiming for the equivalent.
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