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BYU-Pathway Worldwide and its partner institutions will accomplish great things as they work in unity

Unity is an essential characteristic of Zion . In a BYU-Pathway Worldwide devotional , President Brian Ashton said, “We will seek to build Zion by being of one heart and one mind, living righteously, and eliminating spiritual and temporal poverty.” 1
Brian and Melinda Ashton, “Building Zion” (BYU-Pathway Worldwide devotional, Sept. 20, 2022),; see also Moses 7:18

To accomplish this, BYU-Pathway is uniting with four other Church Educational System (CES) institutions to better serve thousands of students whom the Lord has prepared for higher education.

Seminaries and Institutes of Religion
BYU-Pathway students take institute courses in conjunction with their foundational PathwayConnect courses. Institute is the key to their spiritual education and helps them learn to involve the Lord in their studies and in their lives.

BYU-Idaho and Ensign College
In partnership with BYU-Idaho and Ensign College, BYU-Pathway offers students access to a variety of online certificates and degrees . To become of one heart and mind, these three institutions are adopting Anthology, a student information system anticipated to be operational in 2024. Online student data that was previously divided between institutions will now be housed by BYU-Pathway, which will greatly simplify student services, tools, and the application process.

Additionally, the Heber J. Grant Tuition Discount — a needs-based discount of 10–50% off previously available only during PathwayConnect — is now offered to all online degree-seeking students serviced by BYU-Pathway.

"We are excited to be part of a partnership that will bring skills-based, career-oriented education to more people who need it. Ensign College and BYU-Pathway working together will bless individuals and families around the world."

Bruce C. Kusch,
Ensign College president
Students living in the Pacific Islands, Asia, and the Philippines who have completed PathwayConnect receive priority consideration for admission to BYU–Hawaii. Through this unified effort to serve the “hidden many,” the Lord is keeping His promise to “remember those who are upon the isles of the sea.” 2
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Raynerson Mia at the U.S. Embassy in Rio de Janeiro

Becoming true partners
The steps toward unification have already blessed students. Raynerson Maia from Brazil was unemployed when he enrolled in BYU-Pathway and institute courses. He said, “After PathwayConnect, I earned a construction field supervision certificate from BYU-Idaho. I applied to the U.S. Embassy in Rio de Janeiro and was offered a position as a safety program coordinator for the overseas building operations. I wouldn’t have had this opportunity if it were not for BYU-Idaho and BYU-Pathway.”

President Ashton said, “These partnerships are vital to the success of BYU-Pathway and our students.” 3
Brian K. Ashton, “Patterned After the House of the Lord” (BYU-Pathway Worldwide inauguration, Mar. 10, 2022),
These collaborative efforts will help all involved institutions become experts in what it means to be true partners.