Academic Support Center (Tutoring)
The Academic Support Center helps students achieve their academic goals by providing free tutoring in math, writing, reading, study skills, and class presentations. Individual and group tutoring are also available for specific courses. Our more than 300 qualified tutors are ready to serve students in both one-on-one and drop-in lab settings. Appointments and hours can be found on our website.
- Math Study Center - Offering drop in and one-on-one tutoring, as well as basic math courses.
- Tutoring Center - Tutoring for specific courses from qualified tutors who have already completed the particular course. Offering both group and individual sessions.
- Reading Center - Helping students improve vocabulary, reading fluency, textbook study, and advanced reading skills.
- Writing Center - A relaxed environment where students can meet with writing assistants to get objective feedback on writing assignments.
- Study Skills Center - Helping students develop better study skills and habits.
- English Transition Center - The ETC is designed to help ESL students transition to college level English.
- Presentation Practice Center - This center helps students practice and polish their presentation projects, from performance rehearsals to classroom presentations.
- Volunteer Connection - Volunteer tutoring across campus for science and language courses. Drop-ins are welcome.
Career & Academic Advising
Career and Academic Advising can be your guide towards graduation.
Specific Services Include:
- Academic holds/restrictions removal
- Interest Assessment
- Career Exploration
- Declaring or changing degree
- Class & graduation planning
- Course Sequencing
- Navigating academic support resources.
What if I am undecided about what I want to do (major in)?
If you are unsure about what you want to declare for a major or pursue as a career, we recommend taking General Studies 100 (GS 100), Career Exploration. This 1 credit class is designed to assist in making a decision concerning your career or major. Career assessments will help you assess personal interests, work styles, preferences, and skills to determine your career path. At the conclusion of the class, you will gain a better understanding of the job market and careers available to you.
Who is my Advisor?
I know my major. Visit or contact your college-specific Advising center or use Live Chat on our website to get an appointment with an advisor. To find the Advising center for your major, see Advising Contacts. You can also schedule an appointment with an advisor online.
I don't know my major. Visit Advising's main office in Chapman 101 or call 208-496-9800.
How many credits should I take?
Students should be aware of the following credit requirements when deciding how many credits to take:
- 12 credits are required to be considered a full-time student
- 12 credits are required to receive a scholarship through BYU-Idaho with the exception of Academic Scholarships which require 14 credits
- 15 credits are required to graduate in eight semesters or four years
- At a minimum you should strive to take 30 credits a year. If you need a lighter load during your on-track classes, talk to an advisor about options to also enroll in courses in your off semester.
What tools are available to help with the class registration process?
Helpful class planning links include:
- I-Plan - A set of planning tools available to BYU-Idaho students.
- Catalog - The catalog is very useful not only to look at classes, but for other campus policies and rules. Most questions you have can be answered by looking in the catalog.
- Foundations - Foundation classes are required for all new students.
- Career & Academic Advising - Advising can help with general class planning and major specific planning.
- Grad Planner - Plan out your class sequencing from your first semester to graduation.
When do I register for classes?
Access the registration calendar.
What if all of the classes I want are full?
When a class you want to add is full, consider the following options:
- Take it another time. The most desirable class times fill quickly. Often, early morning or late afternoon sections remain open. It is better to have the class at an inconvenient time than not to have it at all. (Remember, each semester you will get an earlier registration and more class choices as your credits accumulate.)
- Join the waitlist. Waitlisting the course will hold a spot for you in line if other students drop the course. If a spot does open up you will receive an email to register for the waitlisted course. You must register within 24 hours so make sure to check your official BYUI email often.
- Keep checking back. Seats open up in filled sections frequently as students rearrange their schedule and add/drop classes. If there is a class you really want, keep checking back to see if seats are available.
- Although there is a sequencing recommendation, you are eligible to take any course where you have met the prerequisites.
- As a last resort, students can go to the class they'd like to add on the first day of the semester. Often, teachers will have a few seats they can assign that day.
*Advising cannot add students to classes.
How do I declare/change my major or minor?
Changing majors and minors can be done online through the I-Plan tool. To do this you can create an "Alternate Plan" with courses you'd like to take and then approve the plan. Once the alternate plan is approved you are able to declare it as your official major. The first use of this tool may be a little confusing, so please rely on the tutorials built into the system or schedule a time to futher discuss with your advisor.
Who is my Faculty Mentor?
Every student is assigned a faculty mentor. The faculty is typically within your college and major, in order to assist you in reaching your academic and career goals. You can visit with your faculty mentor for advice on preparing to enter the workforce, completing internships and applying to and choosing graduate schools.
To find your Faculty Mentor, log on to your My BYUI account, they will be listed in the Academic Summary section.
Internship & Career Services
Internship & Career Services can assist you with current and future career needs and preparation.
- Career preparation (resumes, practice interviews and career workshops)
- Job search (find a career, local jobs, postings, tips and a job search tool)
- Networking (tips, Career Networking Center)
- Events and recruiting (career fair, expeditions to specific cities)
- Employers and schools (internships and recruiting at BYU-Idaho)
Who should complete an internship?
Most BYU-Idaho majors require an internship. Some have an optional internship with alternate courses that can also meet the degree requirements. Check with your department coordinator or review the university catalog to learn what your department requires. Some departments require more than one internship; some departments require other types of experiential learning (clinicals for nursing students, student teaching for education majors).
When should I look for an internship?
We recommend that you start your research two semesters in advance of the semester you'd like to do your internship. This will give you time to research, prepare, apply, receive and accept an offer, and make any necessary arrangements for temporary relocation.
When do I need to register for my internship?
An internship is an academic course and should be registered before beginning work. However, standard registration deadlines do not apply, as internships may be offered and accepted throughout the semester. Regular registration deadlines do apply if you are seeking financial aid.
How do I complete an internship evaluation?
University policy requires every intern to complete an internship evaluation in addition to the designated course assignments. You should receive an auto-generated email reminder when it is time to complete the evaluation. Evaluations are completed in Handshake or through a Qualtrics Survey according to the instructions in the email. Your supervisor will receive a similar reminder regarding the Employer's Evaluation with instructions on accessing and completing it.
Student Success & Retention
At BYU-Idaho we care about your success. New programs and initiatives are being created to help you succeed.
Student Success FAQ
How will my student know what classes to take during each semester at BYU-Idaho?
BYU-Idaho has a student lifecycle management tool called I-Plan that will help your student understand the courses they should enroll in each semester. This tool creates a customized graduation plan for them; the plan accounts for transfer courses, major, and student track. It also displays required courses adjusted for the quickest path to graduation. When degree requirements allow students to choose from a list of courses, I-Plan inserts placeholders your student can use to select the course that fulfills the requirement.
How can my student find information about possible careers related to their major?
One of the sections of I-Plan, called "Educational Strategy", allows students to complete several career exploration-related tasks, including completing a brief interest assessment, reviewing occupations that match up with their reported interests, and exploring majors offered at BYU-Idaho that align to their desired career choice. Clicking an occupation provides students with information about the selected occupation by specific geographic regions in the United States (e.g., number of individuals employed in the occupation and whether the occupation is expected to grow or contract).
Student Workshops & Skills Mentoring
BYU-Idaho offers free workshops and mentoring to help students learn new skills, and apply those skills in their lives. The workshops are interactive and cover many topics spanning the scope of student life. The Skills Mentoring includes one-on-one assistance from a peer in applying the principles learned from the workshops.
Workshop Areas Include: