Overview:BYU Independent Study is a nonprofit, online educational program that offers more than 500 courses - middle school, high school, university, professional development and free noncredit courses. We strive to create an online learning environment that caters to the needs of the student while providing an immersive educational experience. Enrollment is open to anyone, anytime of the year, with a full year to complete most courses.
All of our online courses are taught by certified instructors and have the high quality and rigor needed to prepare students to meet their school’s graduation requirements. The courses engage students with multimedia, video, animation, and interactive labs. BYU Independent Study students register online or by phone for a course and can start their course immediately. After submitting all course assignments, students take a final exam with a certified proctor or testing center in their area. Course credit can be transferred to most educational institutions across the nation.
We understand that with shrinking budgets, larger class sizes, and great diversity comes demand for more high quality, accredited options. We are proud to support our new BYU High School Learning Suite. Whether you are interested in filling curriculum gaps, offering summer school options, or increasing college readiness, BYU High School Learning Suite is here for you.
BYU Independent Study is a department within Brigham Young University’s Division of Continuing Education. BYU is accredited as an institution by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). BYU Independent Study high school courses are accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), a division of AdvancED. BYU Independent Study has won more than 30 national course awards from the University Continuing Education Association and the American Association of Collegiate Independent Study.