I have been asked what I mean by word of honor. I will tell you. Place me behind prison walls - walls of stone ever so high, ever so thick, reaching ever so far into the ground - there is a possibility that in some way or another I may escape; but stand me on the floor and draw a chalk line around me and have me give my word of honor never to cross it. Can I get out of that circle? No, never! I'd die first.
-Karl G. Maeser
Karl G. Maeser
Welcome to the Student Ecclesiastical Endorsement site.
All students applying to a Church Education School which includes, Brigham Young University, Brigham Young
University-Hawaii, Brigham Young University-Idaho, LDS Business College, and Salt Lake Center are required to
have an Ecclesiastical Endorsement.
You may have a bishop, branch president or mission president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
fill out this endorsement online for you or you can have your Ecclesiastical Leader fill out a paper form. LDS
Leaders can be identified by name or by location. Applicants will be required to obtain a 2nd interview with a
Stake Presidency or CES Chaplain.
Applicants to the following programs at BYU must also have two interviews to complete the Endorsement.
Bachelor of General Studies
English Language Center
Students who already have an endorsement for the current Academic Year are considered "Continuing" and will
only need to get one interview.
Students "Returning" after a period of more than one major semester, will need to get two interviews.
All students and applicants need a NetId to login. Make sure that you use the same NetId for your Endorsement and