Dear 100 Hour Board,
How are BYU ID numbers generated? Is it completely random? Is there a checksum buried somewhere in there?
-Sir William Pennybanks
They are definitely not random. I had a Sociology professor who did a research project with the university tell us that there was a key to decipher what the numbers meant, but could not divulge what kind of information the ID numbers held, or what the key was to unlock their secrets. Sorry.