"Ignorance isn't only for deep things." -Dragon Lady
Question #15847 posted on 06/20/2005 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Why did I get into BYU Idaho, but not BYU? I don't get it, I just don't get it.

- Devastated

A: Dear Devastated,

Why did you apply to the Y of I if you didn't want to go there? I went to (then) Ricks my freshman year and absolutely loved it. I didn't even bother applying to BYU because after visiting it I didn't want to go.

Why didn't you get into BYU? Combination of factors, I'm sure. Maybe, you're supposed to go to BYU-I, not BYU.

- Beemer Boy
A: Dear Devastated-

There are only 30,000 or so spots for students at BYU's main campus. Each year, less than 8,000 spots are open for incoming students. It's a good school, so more than that number wish to be here. Therefore, the admissions department has a tough job. If you do well at BYU-I (or anywhere else, but BYU-I or UVSC would make it easiest to transfer) and perform well. Then, apply as a transfer student after your freshman year or after getting your AA. My brother loved Ricks/BYU-I, as did my sister, who later transferred to BYU. The Lord can still get you whereever you need to be. If going to BYU is a high priority for you, working hard and performing well in your first year or two will get you here.

-The Franchise
A: Dear Devastated,

Are you the same person who asked the question about random drug testing at BYUI? If so, that might have something to do with it...