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Registration Office, LSB 1st Floor, (808) 675-3736


All incoming students who have received a letter of acceptance from the admissions office and students who were enrolled as regular or part-time students during the previous semester have the ability to process their registration online through the BYU–Hawaii website (See academic calendar in this catalog or on the website). Prior to registration, students must be free from any registration restrictions.

Credit Hour Definition

BYU–Hawaii defines a credit hour as fifteen hours of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of 30 hours out-of-class student work each semester, or the equivalent amount of work over a different length of time.

At least an equivalent amount of work as required in paragraph (1) of this definition for other academic activities as established by the institution including laboratory work, internships, practical, studio work, and other academic work leading to the award of credit hours.

Classification of Students

Students are classified for registration in degree-granting programs and for other academic purposes as follows:

Credit hours earned Classification
0-29 Freshman
30-59 Sophomore
60-89 Junior
90 and over Senior

Full-time undergraduate students must take 12 or more credits for Fall/Winter semesters and 8 credits for Spring.

Registration Procedure

Registration is based on a priority system that allows students to begin registration according to their class standing or number of completed hours. Priority begins with seniors who have applied to graduate, then seniors and EIL students, then juniors, then sophomores, and then freshmen. Those students who are enrolled in Educational Outreach may register 30 days prior to the beginning of the semester. Students may go to their Student Center to check for their assigned enrollment date.

Attendance in classes without official registration is not permitted and will result in forfeiture of any right or credit in that class by later examination. A student is not considered registered unless all phases of admissions and registration involved have been satisfactorily accomplished.

Every student attending classes at BYU–Hawaii must register and pay tuition. Students will register within their Student Center under the Academics and then Enroll tabs. For more information on how to register go to: our Academic Advising Site.

Upon registration online, students may print a listing of their class schedule and tuition charge. Registration is finalized by payment of tuition. New international non-native English speakers will be registered by Academic Advisors on campus after completion of placement testing. Students must finalize all loans, scholarships, awards, etc., at the Financial Aid Office. MMR/Health Restrictions must be cleared prior to registration.

Changes in Registration (Add/Drop)

Changes in registration may be made without charge through the first three school days. To minimize changes in registration, students should exercise great care in planning their schedules and should register early for classes.

When a change in registration becomes necessary, students may continue to use the computer registration system to drop classes and to add classes that are not closed through the third day of classes without instructor’s or academic advisor’s signatures.

The only way to add a closed class during the Add/Drop period is for a student to obtain the instructor’s permission, indicated by a signature on the add/drop form and submit it to their academic advisor or the Registrar’s Office for processing by the third day of the semester.

After the computer add/drop system closes the Add/Drop period is over. During the one week Exceptions Period (the 7 days after the Add/Drop period is over), classes may be added by permission of the faculty as indicated on the add/drop form which should be turned into the academic advisor or the Registrar’s Office. Classes may be dropped until the Withdraw period begins. A $10 fee will be charged for each class dropped after the first three days of school, including second session (block) classes. Adding a class after the Exceptions Period requires an appeal to the Academic Exceptions Committee.

It is the student’s responsibility to drop a class, withdraw from a class after the drop period is finished, or discontinue from the university to avoid receiving an F on his/her academic record for not completing the class requirements. Classes will not be dropped for lack of payment. Students should be sure to discontinue if they do not attend to avoid receiving an F for a class that they did not attend.

Registering for Courses with P and NP Grades

P is used to indicate the successful completion of a course taken on the pass/not-pass option. This option is available to students at the university as a means of encouraging study outside the chosen major and is limited to one course per semester. An elective course, a course for which credit is received by examination, and any course specifically designated may utilize the pass/not-pass option. Classes in the student’s major (with some exceptions), religion, general education core, or EIL classes may not be taken with this option. Students electing this option will be given the P grade if their work in the course is rated as equivalent to C or better. If the work is not rated at this level, NP will appear on the permanent record. The P and NP are not included in the computation of the grade point average. Students who desire to register for courses with the Pass/Not Pass option may do so by submitting a request on an add form with the proper approval to the Registrar’s Office. Some classes do not allow P/NP and will, therefore not accept a P/NP designation. Pass/Not Pass option is available up to the third day of the semester. Courses taken as Pass/Not Pass are not included in the computation of grade point average for Honor Roll distinction.

Student Debt Policy

Effective Winter Semester 2021, the University will strictly enforce its current policy for student debt. Students who have a remaining balance of $1,200 or greater at the beginning of Winter Semester 2021 will not be able to remain registered or enroll for classes. Immediate consequences include:

  • Registered classes for the coming semester will be dropped
  • No access to on-campus housing
  • No student employment
  • SEVIS record terminated (for international students)
  • No release of the diploma (for graduating students)

Beginning Fall Semester 2021, all student debt from prior semesters must be paid in full before a student may enroll or remain enrolled for the coming semester. Only debt for the current semester will be allowed on the student account. Students with debt from prior semesters will not be able to remain registered or enroll for classes. Email with any questions. *Same policy can be found under ‘Registration’ and ‘Tuition and Fees.’

Course Numbering System

Courses are numbered according to the following system:

  • Below 100: Pre-college level courses
  • 100 and 200: Courses primarily for freshmen and sophomores
  • 300 and 400: Courses primarily for juniors and seniors

Students will be best served if they closely follow this schedule.

Modes of Instruction

BYU–Hawaii has the following modes of instruction:
In-Person (Sec. 1, 2, 3) Classes with a scheduled time and classroom.
Hybrid (Sec. 100) Classes with blended in-class and online instruction.
On-campus online (Sec. 200) Classes without a classroom and time, but with an on-campus component, like tests in the Testing Center.
Online-only Classes without any on-campus component

Please note that section numbers of a given course may also contain additional information. For example,

  • Section 0-99 indicate a face-to-face on-campus instruction mode
  • Section 100-199 indicates a hybrid mode of instruction, meaning a combination of face-to-face and online instruction
  • Section 200-299 indicates an on-campus online (all courses would have a required on-campus component)
  • Section 300-399 indicates online-only instruction

Withdrawal from a Class

Any student withdrawing from individual classes after the drop period and during the withdrawal period (see the academic calendar for deadlines) must contact the instructor of the class with the appropriate form and complete the withdrawal procedure. No withdrawals are permitted after the established deadline. Based on the student’s academic performance to that date, the professor will assign either a W (passing at the time of withdrawal) or WF (failing at the time of withdrawal). A student who does not withdraw properly will receive an F grade. The WF is also calculated as a failing grade and may affect a student’s academic standing.

Repeated Classes

BYU–Hawaii Classes: Students may repeat as many classes as they choose as long as they are able to complete all graduation requirements within the allotted time. It is important to recognize that the most recent grade will replace the previous grade, whether it is higher or lower.

Transfer Credit: In order for a transfer grade to be replaced, the student must repeat that course at the institution where the original course was taken and then transfer the credit to BYU–Hawaii.

A course repeated at an institution other than the one at which it was taken originally and other than at BYU–Hawaii will not be counted as a repeat. When a class has been repeated, the most recent grade and credit hours will be used in computing the grade point average.

If a class taken at a different institution is repeated at BYU–Hawaii the transfer record of the previous class will be adjusted to show it as an elective class. This will allow the student to receive credit for the previous class, but avoid problems with the calculations of repeated classes. If a class taken from BYU–Hawaii Distance Learning is repeated once the student is matriculated at BYU–Hawaii then the class will be treated as a repeat of a BYU–Hawaii class and the most recent grade will replace the previous grade, whether it is higher or lower.

Classes Taken by Audit

Students who wish to audit a class (take a course without receiving any credit for it) may register or add the class on the first day of the semester by submitting an add/drop form signed by the instructor to the registrar’s office after the semester has begun. The add/drop form must indicate the student’s desire to take it as an audit. These classes will appear as a “V” on the student’s transcript and do not affect a student’s grade point average. Students must be officially enrolled to be eligible to attend classes. (The charge for auditing classes is the same as for credit classes.)

Final Exam Schedule

Final exams are to be offered on the specific day and time as determined by the official final exam schedule. Students must plan travel, family visits, etc., in a way that will not interfere with their final exams. Less expensive airfares, more convenient travel arrangements, family events or activities, and any other non-emergency reasons are not considered justification for early or late final exams.

Exceptions to this policy should be submitted in writing to the Dean of the faculty as soon as possible.

Semester Credit Overload Policy

An undergraduate student in good academic standing may register for as many as 18 hours of credit in fall or winter semester or 12 hours in spring semester by following the regular registration procedure. Credit hours taken in excess of 18 for fall and winter or 12 for spring are considered credit overload. All credit overloads require the permission and signature (on an add/drop form) of the student’s major program Dean.

Course Fees

See Tuition and Fees page

Discontinue from the University (Complete Withdrawal)

Discontinuing from the university consists of withdrawing from ALL classes in a semester. It is recommended that students counsel with instructors, academic advisors, financial aid counselors, international student counselors (for international students), or members of the Counseling Center before making the decision to discontinue. Students discontinuing their entire registration at the university are able to apply for discontinuance through the Request Discontinuance page in Student Self Service in the mybyuh application. Prior to requesting a discontinuance, students must check with the housing office regarding contractual obligations and the consequences that may occur by submitting a discontinuance.

Students with no registration who leave school with no notification to the university will automatically be discontinued that semester. Any student discontinued will be required to reapply for admission.

All students leaving for an extended period, no matter the reason, should discontinue enrollment and then reapply for admission.

For financial information, please see the sections under Discontinuance-Tuition Charge/Refund under the Tuition and Fees page.

Student Leave of Absence

See the Student Leave of Absence Policy.

Double-Dipping Rules

  • There are no double-dipping credit limits (Premise – if you have done the coursework to earn a program, then it is awarded.
  • You may not major and minor in the same subject. In addition, if a minor is completely embedded within a major, this is not allowed.
  • Double-dipping between the same major/minor and certificates is allowed.