BYU Marriott offers nine limited-enrollment undergraduate programs. These programs are highly competitive. For more information, please see below.
- You may apply to a maximum of three undergraduate programs at once
- Academic (GPA measures) and holistic (essay and resume) criteria are evaluated in the admissions process
- Entry is competitive; not every student who satisfies the minimum criteria will be guaranteed acceptance
- Students are required to rank their program preferences (these preferences will not be shared with the admissions committee)
- Switching BYU Marriott majors is not allowed once accepted
- By accepting admission, students commit to a junior core during the upcoming fall semester and to subsequent coursework in sequence according to the program’s flowchart
- According to university policy, students must declare a major before reaching sixty credit hours. Declaring pre-business qualifies. However, students should apply to BYU Marriott before accruing ninety credit hours
Recent changes to BYU’s Winter 2020 Semester grade options will temporarily impact the admissions criteria regarding GPA and prerequisite grades for BYU Marriott programs. Details on how the admissions criteria have been adjusted are posted below.
The table below summarizes the historical factors used by each of our programs to evaluate applicants.
For the Fall 2021 admissions cycle, BYU Marriott programs will continue to use the same factors with the following adjustments for all students applying to enter Fall 2021:
All programs will:
- Take a more holistic approach in reviewing applicants than in previous years.
- Place more weight on criteria that can be measured consistently across students, regardless of when courses were taken.
- Add an optional personal statement in the application for students to share relevant information describing how COVID-19 has impacted their academic performances or other aspects of their preparation for admission to each specific program being applied to. This statement is of particular importance when a student elects to take a passing (P) grade rather than the instructor-assigned letter grade.
Program-Specific Grade Criteria
- The admissions committee may review your entire academic record when processing your application
- Each program has 3 prerequisite courses
- All prerequisites must be completed before the application deadline (last business day of June)
- To be eligible to apply, prerequisite GPA must be at least 3.0 for accounting, finance and information systems applicants. A minimum of a 3.0 prerequisites GPA is preferred but not required for entrepreneurial management, experience design and management, global supply chain management, human resource management, marketing, and strategic management. For averages, please see the admission statistics at the end of the page
- The method of evaluating grades for admission will vary by program and is listed below.
Repeated and Transferred Prerequisites
- The application process discounts repeated and transferred prerequisite courses to provide the admissions committee a more objective evaluation of applicants
- This discount does not change the actual grades on your transcript; it is displayed only on your application
- The standard discount for transferring or repeating prerequisite courses is one grade-step (e.g., A to A-)
P/W Grades and Retaking Courses
- W grades do not count as course completion, so a prerequisite course with a W will need to be retaken.
- If a student retakes a prerequisite course in which a P/W grade was received in Winter 2020, the future grade will not be discounted in calculating the future prerequisite GPA.
- If a student is retaking a prerequisite course in Winter 2020 and the retake grade is a P, programs will review the optional personal statement regarding COVID-19 and its impact on the associated P grade rather than use the prior grade.
- We recommend having a competitive letter grade in at least two prerequisite courses when applying.
- For transfer students whose first semester is Winter 2020, the same GPA admissions criteria will be used, and we recommend completing the optional personal statement regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the application to explain any extenuating circumstances.
- Each undergraduate program requires an essay. For more information, please see our Essay Tips
- Each program, with the exception of accounting, requires a résumé submission. Download the BYU Marriott résumé template for help with résumés
Applications are due the last business day of June at 4:30 p.m. MDT.
Admission Statistics (2020)
Note: When reviewing the statistics below, please note that admissions decisions are based on a complete application that in most cases include such items as internship and volunteer experience, participation in applicable clubs, essay responses, and other criteria—not just GPA scores. In addition, students may apply to up to three majors in order of preference to BYU Marriott; the Applicants column below reflects any time a student listed the major as a first, second, or third preference. Overall, 1,473 students applied to a BYU Marriott major in 2020 and 1,224 (83%) were admitted to at least one major. For specific criteria and admission information for individual majors, please visit the major’s website or contact an academic advisor.
|Program||Applicants||Enrolled||Average Prereq GPA||Average BYU GPA|
|Experience Design and Management||219||123||3.33||3.50|
|Global Supply Chain Management||275||91||3.41||3.57|
|Human Resource Management||103||49||3.31||3.47|