Distance Students

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

Due to changes in the Church Educational System, BYU-Hawaii's Distance Learning Program will be replaced by BYU-Pathway Worldwide programs. BYU-Pathway Worldwide is now available in many parts of the Pacific and Asia. However, we know that it is still not available in all countries. BYU-Hawaii Distance Learning will continue to accept applicants in countries where BYU-Pathway Worldwide is not available, as follows:

Spring 2019 Semester: Students who completed classes in prior semesters may continue to register for classes. Students from all parts of the Pacific and Asia may apply (No U.S. Mainland applicants will be accepted).

Fall 2019 Semester: Students who completed classes in prior semesters may continue to register for classes. Only students from the following countries may apply:

  • China
  • Cook Islands
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Palau
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

If you live in one of these countries, you may apply here

If your country is not listed, BYU-Pathway Worldwide should be available in your area. Please visit the following websites to find out more information.

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.