If you believe you have select transfer courses that might be equivalent to some of your major requirements at BYU, please contact the Advisement Center at 801-422-3777. If needed, your Advisor will help you fill out a Transfer Equivalency Form.
Log into MyMAP and then click on Progress Report under the Tools Header. Your transfer or concurrent enrollment credit will be listed on the last page in the academic summary. If your transfer credit is not showing, contact your former school and have them send an official transcript to CES Admission Processing Brigham Young University A-41 ASB Provo, UT 84602 or you may hand deliver your transcript in a sealed envelope to OneStop Student Services D-155 ASB. For any further questions contact the Transfer Evaluation Office at 801-422-8522.
Assigned faculty members are available to students desiring an assessment of potential performance and career opportunities. Additionally, BYU Career Services 2400 WSC provides career advisement for all BYU students.
To schedule an appointment with an academic advisor, either call us at (801) 422-3777, or stop by our office in D-444 HFAC.
The College Advisement Center has all the MAPs and information you need to help you plan your schedule. You may also make an appointment with a major or pre-major advisor who can help you plan a schedule that will include GE and major or pre-major classes. For an appointment please call 801-422-3777, or stop by our office in D-444 HFAC. If you are an undecided major, you may meet with an advisor in the University Advisement Center located in 2500 Wilkinson Student Center. You may contact them by phone at 801-422-3826 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You’ll find placement exams with course recommendations at the following websites:
LANGUAGE PLACEMENT EXAM: Click here
MATH PLACEMENT EXAM: Click here
This would depend on the highest-level math class you took last, how long it has been since you took it, what level of math your major requires, and where you feel most comfortable in math. You may find more information here or you may contact the Math Department at 801-422-2061 so they may help you determine this in detail.
For AP Scores, go to the Registrar’s Office in D-150 ASB to log in to your AP College Board account to have your scores verified and added to your BYU Record.
For IB Scores: Send your official scores to Brigham Young University A-41 ASB, Provo UT 84602
Log into MyMAP and then click on Progress Report under the Tools Header. Your AP or IB credit will show on the first page of University Core information, and in your academic summary on the last page. You can also access this information at: AP/IB Guides. Click on the year you took the exam. Find the test you took, the score you received, and then you can see if it fulfilled a BYU Core requirement.
Email your advisor to have them remove the hold and register for first-year writing as soon as you can.
No, but it will be reflected on your official university transcript.
To apply for graduation, click here. Once you have completed the online application, please set up an appointment to meet with your advisor by either calling the Advisement Center at 801-422-3777, or stopping by our office in D-444 HFAC to finish the process.
- The university’s name
- The university seal
- Your name as it was given to the university on your graduation application
- The degree awarded
- Any honors and distinctions
- The date your degree was awarded
- Signatures of the chairman of the Board of Trustees and of the president of the university
Though applying by the deadline will ensure you are approved to graduate, the answer is usually yes. However, the closer it gets to graduation, the less likely we will be able to approve your application. Please contact the Advisement Center by either calling the Advisement Center at 801-422-3777, or stopping by our office in D-444 HFAC as soon as possible.
Contact BYU Registrar’s Office at 801-422-2631.
If you applied by the deadline, yes. If you are walking at a different time than you are actually graduating, your name will appear in the program when you receive your diploma.
Students may walk in the April ceremony of the academic year in which they graduate. In order to be approved for graduation, you will need to set up an appointment with your academic advisor by either calling the Advisement Center at 801-422-3777, or stopping by our office in D-444 HFAC.
Potentially, please contact our office by calling 801-422-3777, or stop in D-444 HFAC to set up an appointment with your advisor.
On campus employment is a great way to earn money without even having to leave the campus! You can find out more information on the Student Employment Website.
Students may be granted an exception to work with fewer than the required credits for approved medical reasons or if they are in their last semester of schooling. For questions regarding the process, contact Student Employment at 801-422-3562.
Some scholarships allow students to submit a contract to request a reduction in the minimum credit hour requirement (14 credits) during your final enrollment prior to actual graduation (unless you are obligated by contract to take more). Your scholarship amount will be prorated. If you scholarship allows you to request a reduction in credit hours, contact your academic advisor and they will write you a letter verifying it is your last semester.
If you are moving due to graduation and have already applied for graduation, your advisor may be able to write a letter. Please contact the Advisement Center at 801-422-3777, or stop by our office in D-444 HFAC.
Tuition can be paid online at OneStop; Click the Pay Tuition Link and sign in. Tuition can also be paid at the Financial Office in D-155 ASB.
Use the University Catalog to search classes and view the prerequisites required.
If you need to request an exception to add a class(es) after the add drop deadline, you will need to submit a petition here.
A flag is a code placed on your myBYU account that allows you to register for courses that are restricted due to “majors only” designation or prerequisites. To have your record flagged contact us at 801-422-3777, or stop by our office in D-444 HFAC.
For most classes within our college that need to be flagged, you just need to contact our office at 801-422-3777, or stop by our office in D-444 HFAC. If you have completed all of the prerequisites, we will process your request and get the flag put on for you. Once the flag has been put on (usually within one business day of your request), you should be able to register.
If a class you wish to take is full, you may ‘waitlist’ the course. For more information about the waitlist option, you may view the BYU Registrar’s Website here. If by the first week of class you still haven’t found an opening, you may contact the professor to see if they would be willing to add you to their class. If the professor agrees, you must obtain a permission-to-add code and enter it in on your registration page. This is up to the professor and/or department, so a permission-to-add code is not guaranteed.
Full-time status is 12 credits
International students must take at least 12 credits
Most students take 14-16 credits
Full-time status is 6 credits
International Students must take at least 6 credits
Most students take between 5 and 7 credits
- Log into MyMAP using your Net ID and password.
- Click the Register tab.
- Find the semester/term you wish to add classes for and click the Add Classes button.
- Select the teaching area and course you wish to add.
- Select the section you wish to add.
- Choose an available section that fits your schedule. Available sections have an “A” in the left column. Full classes are denoted by a dash (-). If the section you want to add is already full, you may Waitlist the course. Pay attention to prerequisite classes and recommendations at the top of the page. Also pay attention to the Notes column for specific instructions for individual sections.
To view a tutorial on how to plan courses in MyMAP, click here.
For admitted Communications Students
- Go to MyMAP and click on “Plan Courses.”
- Select your major in the Planning Box on the left hand side.
- Begin planning your incomplete MAJOR requirements, making sure to select a semester for each course. To help you with your major planning, use the major course sequencing outline you received in the orientation meeting when you were admitted to Communications or e-mail your academic advisor for a copy or the major sequencing.
- Next, plan any incomplete GE or MINOR requirements by selecting those programs in the Planning Box.
- Once all of your requirements have been planned, click on “View Planned Classes” on the left sidebar under “Tools”. This will give you a semester-by-semester plan.
- Remove any unneeded or already completed courses from the “Unassigned” section of the semester-by-semester plan and assign any needed courses to a specific term or semester.
- Check to make sure your completed and planned courses add up to at least 120 total credits. If not, select courses from the “Elective Courses” link that sound interesting to you. You will not be required to enroll in those specific courses, but it will remind you that you need to complete elective hours.
- Start with a blank semester-by-semester form
- Log into MyMAP. In the Academic Programs box click on your major (linked in blue) to access a PDF of your Major Academic Plan (MAP). If you are a pre-major, you may access the MAPs at this link.
- Refer to suggested sequence of courses on your MAP.
- Begin placing your courses in the worksheet in pencil so that changes may be made easily.
- Start with your MAJOR classes first as they may be sequential. Prerequisite information & current class schedules can be found here.
- Next plan any MINOR courses if applicable. Use the link to your minor in the planning box on the Plan Courses tab of MyMAP to check requirements.
- Fill in your GEs where you have space available. For information regarding GEs, visit core.byu.edu.
- Add up your completed and planned credits to make sure they meet the 120 credit minimum needed to graduate from BYU.
Most parking on campus is reserved for employee parking or students who have registered. If you are a campus visitor (non-student) you may park in visitor parking located north east of the Museum of Art or the parking lot located east of the Wilkinson Student Center. Please be sure to check parking signs.
We are located in D-444 of the Franklin S. Harris Fine Arts Center.
The form can be found here. Once you have filled out the form and obtained the needed faculty advisors signature, please bring the form to the CFAC Advisement Center for processing.
COMMENCEMENT AND CONVOCATION CEREMONIES
April 2019 graduation ceremonies will be held as follows:
- University commencement: (You should have received a separate email from University Communications with their detailed information. If you did not receive an email, please subscribe to their email list through this form.)
- Thursday, April 25th @ 10:00am – Marriott Center
- College of Fine Arts and Communications (CFAC) convocations:
- Friday, April 26th – de Jong Concert Hall, HFAC
|Dance, Music, Theatre & Media Arts (including MDT)||@ 3:00pm|
CONVOCATION TICKETING AND EVENT INFORMATION
What are my viewing options?
The following viewing options are available to make the College of Fine Arts and Communications (CFAC) convocation ceremonies accessible for as many graduates’ guests as possible:
- Free ticketed general admission seating (4 guest tickets per graduate) in the de Jong Concert Hall
- General overflow seating at an HFAC location – to be determined
- Online streaming: http://convocation.byu.edu or via a banner on the College website https://cfac.byu.edu/
How do I obtain convocation tickets?
General admission seating tickets for the college convocation ceremonies will be limited to 4 per graduate and will be available for in-person pick up at the Harris Fine Arts Center (HFAC) Ticket Office (open 10:00am-5:00pm) according to the schedule below. Please note that this includes December 2018 graduates, and finalized applicants for April 2019, June 2019, or August 2019 only. Pre-approved ticket recipient lists will be provided to the HFAC Ticket Office by the CFAC Advisement Center. Be prepared to show identification (BYU ID, drivers license, etc.) to claim your tickets.
CFAC Convocation Ticket Pick-up Dates
|School of Communications||Department of Art
Department of Design
|Department of Dance
School of Music
Department of Theatre and Media Arts (including MDT)
(any students that did not claim tickets on the previous dates)
|March 18th-19th||March 20th-21st||March 25th-26th||March 27th-28th|
What if I want more than 4 tickets?
After students have claimed their 4 tickets during the designated windows indicated above, any additional tickets will be distributed at the HFAC Ticket Office on a first-come first-served basis beginning on March 29th. This second round of ticket distribution will also be limited to a maximum of 4 additional tickets per student (with a possible 8-ticket maximum).
What if I’m not on campus?
Qualified student participants who are not on campus during the Winter 2019 semester, or who are otherwise unable to pick up their allotted tickets during the appointed times, must contact their department/school (Art, Comms, Dance, Design, Music, TMA) to arrange for a department representative to collect tickets on their behalf.
What if I want my sibling or spouse to walk in my convocation instead of their own in another college?
Due to strict seating limitations, it might be possible for a sibling or spouse to attend our college convocation; however, only overflow seating is guaranteed for their guests. You may choose to check with the other college to see if walking with them would be more accommodating for you and your guests.
For questions regarding graduation/convocation in general, please direct your inquiries to email@example.com.
For comments regarding convocation ticketing procedures, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.