We know being an International Student comes with many complicated policies and specific requirements. Know that we are here to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.
Come visit us in our office: 2500 WSC
As an international student, you need to take a minimum of 12 credits in order to keep your legal status. It is prudent that your classes should not be very overwhelming and demanding at the beginning, but you can take more challenging classes as you feel comfortable in the future. Take into account that your first semester is a transitional one. You are learning to adapt to a new educational system and culture. We provide crucial assistance with your registration. So please feel free to contact us.
Choosing a Major
Choosing a major is a process and not a decision you make in a few minutes. Therefore, the primary purpose of an academic advising program is to assist students in the development of meaningful educational plans which are compatible with their life goals. We can help with this endeavor even though you may have a major.
It will be helpful to you if you became acquainted with the academic terminology and vocabulary here and that you understand its meaning. We can help you define the meaning of:
Credit hour, GE, University Core, Semester, Term, GPA, etc.
In addition, there are classes for international students only, which can help you fulfill your academic requirements at BYU. Contact us and receive the proper information.
Student Development Classes
These are 2 credit classes designed to assist students with relevant college related concerns in a class setting with the goal of helping you to fulfill the "AIMS of a BYU education", thus experiencing success and happiness while attending BYU.
- STDEV 109, Effective Study and Learning
- STDEV 117, Career Exploration
- STDEV 140, Life Planning and Decision Making
W's (Official Withdrawals) as part of your required hours could cause you to go out of status.
As one of our main objectives, the University Advisement Center seeks to provide competent and professional advisement services to our international students. We invite international students to use the following resources: