Both before and after arriving at BYU you will likely have many questions regarding the campus, your program of studies, living conditions and a whole host of other things related to arriving at a new place and becoming a student here.

Below are answers to the most common pre-arrival questions, but we realize that we can not anticipate every situation or question that you might have. Feel free to contact us for assistance.

  • SEVIS Fee. Pay the required SEVIS fee; keep your proof of payment with your immigration papers. more
  • VISA. After receiving either a Form I-20 for Fs or a Form DS-2019 for Js from BYU, you must obtain visa from a U.S. embassy or consulate in your country to travel to a U.S. port of entry.
  • Register for Your Classes
    • It is important that you resigter for your classes.
    • Advisement is available from your major department or the University Advisement Center.
  • Passport
    • You must have a passport valid at least six months into the future from the time you plan to enter the U.S.; contact your government for application details.
  • Money
    • It is a good idea to exchange currency for U.S. dollars before your departure, but you should not travel with large amounts of cash.
    • Make arrangements to have your funds transferred and available to you in the U.S. when you arrive.
  • Who can tell me about health insurance or services?--Call or visit the Student Health Center at 801-422-5092. If you need a TB test, call 801-422-5156.
  • How do I register for classes?
  • What are Provo and Utah Valley like?
    • Provo City--BYU is within the boundaries of Provo City. Follow this link to find out about Provo and its services.
    • Utah Valley--Provo is located in beautiful Utah Valley which includes several cities and places for recreation and shopping.
    • Utah Valley more