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Grading and Records

Dean's List

The Dean’s List is composed of the top 5% of full-time students who complete at least 15 credit hours during fall or winter semester or nine during spring semester (excluding precollege level courses). Those students who qualify for the Dean’s List receive a certificate in recognition of their achievement from the Academic Vice President.

Student Records Policy

Student educational records at BYU–Hawaii are generally accessible to eligible students according to the provisions of The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). BYU–Hawaii has adopted an Access to Student Records Policy which explains in detail student rights relating to their educational records. A copy of the policy is available at the Office of the Registrar.

Please refer to the FERPA Guidelines in this catalog for a summary of student rights to their educational records at BYU–Hawaii.

Credit Recognized by BYU–Hawaii

In addition to enrolling in courses at BYU–Hawaii, a student may earn credit that will be recognized by the university in the following ways:

  1. Transfer credit from an accredited independent study program. These programs include but are not limited to, BYU’s Independent Study program.
  2. Transfer credit to BYU–Hawaii for courses completed at an institution accredited by one of the following regional associations or is an institution sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA-CHE)
    • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA-HLC)
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC-CIHE)
    • Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges (NWCCU)
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
    • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC- ACSCU)
    • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC- ACCJC)

    Credit from international schools must be submitted for evaluation to Admissions upon application for admission to the University. All college transcripts will be evaluated to determine admissibility of an applicant even if all or any of that credit is not accepted for transfer.

  3. Pass a special examination for credit in certain courses offered by the University. (Religion courses and classes requiring a laboratory or a portfolio are not among those that can be challenged.) Such credit will be given only to currently enrolled students with the joint consent of the dean of the faculty in which the student is registered and the dean of the faculty in which the class is offered. A fee of $10.00 is charged prior to taking each special examination, and, if passed, an additional $5.00 per credit hour. If a student challenges a course and fails the exam, he/she must wait one full semester before he/she can re-challenge that course and receive credit by examination. Test credit does not count towards semester enrollment.
  4. Complete the Advanced Placement (AP) examinations, with satisfactory scores. AP scores will be evaluated as transfer credit in the Office of the Registrar (refer to Advanced Placement in the index).
  5. Complete the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) in approved courses. BYU–Hawaii will grant credit in some sub areas (specific subject matter courses) in which the student scores sufficiently high and three hours of non-graded credit in those general areas in which sufficiently high scores are received. Transcripts are reviewed and credit is granted on a case by case basis as approved by the university.
  6. Serve in the armed forces. A Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services, published by the American Council on Education, has been adopted by BYU–Hawaii as a basis for evaluating college-level training and experiences in the armed forces. Students must submit an official copy of their DD214 form to the School Certifying Official in Admissions for evaluation prior to completion of 24 credits or two semesters.

Ordering Transcripts

Office of the Registrar, LSB First Floor, (808) 675-3732

Transcripts can be ordered by the following:

All transcript requests are now submitted through the National Student Clearinghouse. This can be accessed through your Student Center account and selecting Transcript Ordering Services


If you have forgotten/don’t have a CES net ID you may go to and select Brigham Young University–Hawaii on the school dropdown menu to start the process of ordering a transcript.

Call (808) 675-3732 with any questions.

Transcript Record Holds

No student’s transcript or other record at the university will be released to the student or to any other person or institution until all the student’s outstanding obligations to the university have been paid or until satisfactory arrangements have been made. These obligations include, but are not limited to, fees outstanding, university standards violations, international students who become illegal aliens, etc.