So, you want to go to BYU but your high school grades are bad and you can’t test your way around it. What do you do?
1. Drop out of high school and get a GED. BYU treats that as making your high school grades irrelevant. Don’t worry, you can stay in long enough for your senior prom.
2. Go to a community college and take only easy A classes. This sets you up to apply as a transfer student without the need for good test scores.
Now you can apply to BYU and you have gotten in by the back door. It is a growing trend, so expect them to figure it out to the detriment of those who are in real need of a fair second chance. (To be fair, I understand that this happens at other schools too.) What do you think of this back door approach?