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Pathway Program
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Welcome to the Pathway Fireside
Among you or your friends that have not gone to college,
what do you think are the top three reasons for not going?
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The Importance of Education
“For members of the Church, education is
not merely a good idea—it’s a
commandment.”
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Ensign, October 2009.
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Importance of Education cont’d
2011 Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion &
Public Life National Survey
No
College
Some
College
College
Degree
High religious commitment
50%
75%
84%
Current temple recommend
46%
67%
85%
Pay tithing
66%
80%
91%
Subscribe to all Church doctrines
66%
81%
86%
Positive outlook on life
80%
89%
92%
Activity Indicator
The Pew study concluded that this tendency toward faithfulness as
education increases is not common among other religious groups, making
education particularly relevant to Latter-day Saints.1
1http://www.pewforum.org/uploadedFiles/Topics/Religious_Affiliation/Christian/Mormon/Mormons%20in%20America.pdf
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Laying the Foundation
“…we must also find ways for this college to
serve young people whose needs are shaped
by a great variety of cultures and situations,
and who may not be able to come to this
campus…we will find direct ways to move the
blessings of education—the struggle for
perfection—from this campus out into the lives
of men and women everywhere.”
President Henry B. Eyring, Inaugural Response, December 1971.
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Laying the Foundation
“…reaching out to bless the lives of tens of
thousands of young Latter-day Saints
throughout the world. We must learn to assist
and bless institute students and other LDS
youth in Rhode Island and Rome while
effectively serving our students on campus in
Rexburg.”
President David A. Bednar, Inaugural Response, February 1998.
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Laying the Foundation
“…we will find new ways to use information
technology to reach more students and to
deepen the learning experience of those we
touch. In a day not far from now, we will be
able to break down the barriers of time and
space and…create outstanding, interactive
educational experiences. In these experiences
students will teach one another in new and
powerful ways.”
President Kim B. Clark, Inaugural Response, October 2005.
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What is Pathway?
BYU–Idaho and Seminaries &
Institutes have partnered to
provide access to a flexible, lowcost Church-based education.
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BYU–Idaho courses online
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Online Instructors
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Institute classes
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Weekly gathering
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Mission couple support
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Key Aspects of the Pathway Program
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Gathering at the Institute or local
meetinghouse
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Significantly reduced tuition costs
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Church missionaries
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Academic Start (low barriers of entry)
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Pathway Map
55 sites in the US & 10 International locations
United States
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International
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Pathway Locations
Alaska
Anchorage (2011)
Arizona
Glendale (2010)
Mesa (2010)
Phoenix (20)
Tucson (2010)
California
Chula Vista (2011)
Gardena (2010)
Glendora (2012)
Huntington Beach (2011)
Northridge (2011)
Riverside (2011)
San Diego – Grossmont (2011)
San Diego – CYA (2011)
San Marcos (2012)
Santa Maria (2012)
Victorville (2012)
Colorado
Colorado Springs (2012)
Littleton (2012)
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Connecticut
Hartford (2012)
New Haven (2011)
Idaho
Boise (2010)
Coeur d’Alene (2012)
Idaho Falls (2012)
Nampa (2009)
Twin Falls (2012)
Massachusetts
Boston (2012)
Cambridge (2012)
Hingham (2011)
Lowell (2012)
New Hampshire
Concord (2012)
New Jersey
Maplewood (2010)
New York
Manhattan (2009)
Newburgh (2010)
Illinois
Chicago (2012)
Schaumburg (2012)
Oregon
Gresham (2012)
Ontario (2010)
Portland (2012)
Rhode Island
Providence (2012)
Texas
Arlington (2012)
Allen (2012)
Denton (2012)
Edinburgh (2012)
Houston (2012)
San Antonio (2012)
Utah
Sandy (2012)
Washington
Auburn (2011)
Bellingham (2012)
Cheney (2012)
Moses Lake (2012)
Pasco (2011)
Spokane (2011)
Tacoma (2010)
Brazil
Sorocaba (2012)
Ghana
Accra (2011)
Accra (2012)
Mexico
Merida (2012)
Monterrey (2012)
Mexico City (2011)
Mexico City (2012)
Oaxaca (2012)
Puebla (2012)
Peru
Lima (2012)
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Pathway Program Student Profile
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18 to 30 years old (30+ program in some locations)
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Has daily access to computer with high-speed internet
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Comfortable using computer programs including the internet
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Proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English*
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Strives to live by BYU-Idaho’s Honor Code
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Attends weekly gathering
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Married or single
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Member of the Church
*Language proficiency assessment may be required for
non-native English speakers.
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How do the Online Classes Work?
Schedule
• Each course is approximately 14 weeks long and has a start
and end date tied to BYU-Idaho’s calendar
Highly Structured
• Several activities and assignments are due throughout the
week—it is critical that you watch due dates and plan properly
Online Instructors
• Facilitate online discussions and provide weekly feedback
through the online learning platform as well as via email
Time Commitment
• It is recommended that you
dedicate around 15 hours
per week working in the class
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Thursday Night Gathering
Typical Class Schedule:
Institute class: 7 – 8:15 p.m.
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Weekly reading/writing
assignments
Pathway class: 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.
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Student-led discussions and
structured group activities
• Participation is at the heart of
the Pathway experience.
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The Pathway Program
Bachelor’s Degree
120 credit hours
Associate’s
Degree
60 credit hours
Certificate
15 credit hours
• Maintain
Academic
Start “B” average during Academic Start
1 Semester (5 credits):
Advancement
• Complete
application for online associate’s
GS 120
Pathway Lifefull
Skills
1st year
Book ofdegree
Mormon
including ecclesiastical endorsement.
15 credit hours
2nd(matriculate)
Semester (5 credits): ENG• 106
BasicDisciple
Writing Leadership qualities
Show
BYU-I Online Religion Course
3rd Semester (5 credits): Math 100G Personal Finance
Book of Mormon
1st year
Academic Start
15 credit hours
st
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Degree Options
Bachelor Degrees:
• Business Management
• Web Design & Development
• University Studies
• Applied Management
• Health Care Administration
• Marriage & Family Studies
• Public Health
Associate Degrees:
• Administrative Assistant
• Web Design & Development
• General Studies
• Medical Assisting
• Family History Research
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Academic Support
How Do I Get Help with Coursework?
1.
Online instructor
2.
Other students in your Pathway group
3.
Other students in your online class
4.
Tutor Sessions
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Pathway students can sign-up for FREE tutor sessions
through BYU-Idaho’s website
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Tutor sessions are available via
through email
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Pathway Missionaries
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Work with local leaders/Institute Directors to identify
potential students
Interview all potential students & submit applications
Participate in gathering discussions as appropriate
Monitor student progress and academic success
Submit weekly updates, including
attendance
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How Do I Sign Up?
Application
• Online application – www.besmart.com
• Non-native English speakers may be required to
take language proficiency assessment
Interview
• Meet with Pathway Service Missionary
• Review BYU-Idaho Honor Code and Dress &
Grooming and prepare to live standards
Admissions
Process
• Watch for email from Admissions
• Setup username/password
• Follow all registration instructions
What’s Not
Required?
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No application fee
No ACT/SAT required
No ecclesiastical endorsement
No essays
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Next Steps?
When can I apply?
• June 1st at www.besmart.com
When is the application deadline?
• August 1st
When are the start and end dates for Fall semester?
• Monday, September 10 through Saturday, December 15
First gathering Thursday, September 13 – every Thursday thereafter
When do I have to pay tuition?
• Be prepared to pay tuition in full by the 1st day of class – Monday,
September 10
Invite friends/family to participate
• Be sure to get Pathway missionary contact information
Where can I get more information?
• www.byui.edu/pathway
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Questions?
www.byui.edu/pathway
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