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Ecclesiastical recommendation for Graduate Admissions

Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:07 pm
by ApoorvBhambri
Hello I am Apoorv Bhambri. I live in India and I am applying for an MS degree at BYU (Brigham Young University) at Provo, Utah.

In order to complete my application I need to interview with a Bishop of the LDS church. For full disclosure I am not a member of the LDS church or religious in any other way, but the BYU application process prescribes non-LDS members to get an Ecclesiastical recommendation from the Church.
I would appreciate it if anyone could help me out in any way.

Thanks in advance

Re: Ecclesiastical recommendation for Graduate Admissions

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:05 am
by Mikerowaved
Greetings! If you go to https://maps.churchofjesuschrist.org and type in your address in India, it will show you the unit you reside in on the left. It will most likely be a "Branch", although there are a few "Wards" there, depending on your location. Click on that and it will give you the contact information of your local branch (or ward) leader who, in your case, can act in the equivalent capacity as a bishop. Let us know if you need further assistance and best wishes in your studies.

Re: Ecclesiastical recommendation for Graduate Admissions

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:59 am
by davesudweeks
Good luck in your studies. You should know that ALL BYU students must have an Ecclesiastical endorsement from their church leader. It is not just a requirement for students who are not members of the church. A local leader to your area should be able to review the requirements with you and confirm you are willing to live by the college standards while attending.