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Official Announcement: BYU-Hawaii Distance Learning to be replaced by BYU-Pathway Worldwide

Due to changes within the Church Educational System, BYU-Hawaii is announcing that its Distance Learning Program will be replaced by BYU-Pathway Worldwide programs over the next couple of years. The Distance Learning program will reduce classes and offerings through the 2018 and 2019 academic calendars. BYU-Hawaii Distance Learning course offerings will be reduced as follows:

  • Fall 2018 Semester: English as and International Language (EIL) courses will be offered to new and continuing students. Other non-EIL courses will no longer be offered to new students. Continuing students can enroll in non-EIL courses. New students will be referred to BYU-Pathway Worldwide or BYU-Idaho Online to pursue academic courses.

  • Winter 2019 Semester: EIL courses will be offered to new and continuing students. All other non-EIL academic courses will no longer be offered. All students wishing to enroll in academic courses before attending BYU-Hawaii will be referred to BYU-Pathway Worldwide or BYU-Idaho Online to pursue academic courses.

  • EIL Courses: As soon as EnglishConnect is available through BYU-Pathway Worldwide, BYU-Hawaii will no longer offer Distance Learning EIL courses. It is anticipated the EnglishConnect will be available for the Fall 2019 semester. All students wishing to take English language and academic courses before attending BYU-Hawaii will be referred to BYU-Pathway Worldwide and BYU-Idaho Online.

Distance Students

BYU-Hawaii Online is committed to help students across the South Pacific and Asia. BYU-Hawaii Distance Learning courses are designed to:

  • Help students prepare to attend BYU-Hawaii and shorten their time on-campus
  • Provide educational opportunities for students while in their homelands
  • Help students become proficient in English

One of the great blessings of a BYU-Hawaii education is the spiritually edifying BYU-Hawaii experience. While we are unable to bring the complete BYU-Hawaii campus to our distance students, we try to provide as much of that experience as possible. We do this by having distant students participate in their courses with on-campus students and by providing the same high quality admissions, advising, and registrar support given to on-campus students.

BYU-Hawaii online students benefit from a highly collaborative learning environment. BYU-Hawaii takes this collaboration to another level through video interaction. This helps our students and teachers know each other better and see each other as more than just text on a page. Whether it be through one-on-one Skype tutoring in our English as an International Language courses, or by submitting a video in a course discussion, we want our students to interact with each other and their teachers through text and video. 

Please note that if you have ever attended BYU-Hawaii campus you do not qualify as a distance student. However, you are still able to take online courses. See the Former On-Campus Student page for more information.