About the Program

  • Applicants must be at least 19 years old
  • Students must complete 24.0 credit hours; most required courses are worth 0.5 credit hour
  • Requires completion of at least two courses every six months (an extension may be granted if extenuating circumstances arise)
  • Students receive an official high school transcript upon completion
  • Students must complete a minimum of 3.0 credits through BYU Independent Study, regardless of credits earned at other schools.
  • Students must pass a basic skills assessment test (TABE 41: Test of Adult Basic Education) before securing a high school diploma. The TABE measures basic understanding of math, English, and reading and must be taken with a certified proctor. The test may be ordered over the phone by calling the Registration office at 1-800-914-8931 and paying a $10 registration fee. The test may be taken at any time during enrollment in the program, but must be passed before being eligible to receive a diploma.
  • Although the Adult Diploma Program is designed to be a four-year course of study, a student may complete the requirements in less time. High school credits that a student has earned from other schools, which are accredited by legitimate accrediting agencies, are generally transferable and may be applied toward meeting program requirements.  

Students may benefit from the Adult High School Diploma Program if they:

  • Are no longer eligible to complete their high school education in a traditional high school setting
  • Are trying to complete their high school studies while working full time and/or raising a family
  • Travel frequently
  • Are homebound due to illness
  • Move often

Students should not apply to the Adult High School Diploma Program if they:

  • Are younger than 19 years of age
  • Are not a United States citizen or permanent United States resident
  • Are a Utah resident who has taken and passed the GED test after June 30, 2009

Note for Utah Residents: Utah residents who take and pass the GED test after June 30, 2009 are no longer eligible to apply for the Adult High School Diploma Program. The GED becomes their Utah High School Completion diploma. Current students who choose to take the GED and pass the test will be withdrawn from the program. Students who fail the test may apply to or remain in the Adult Diploma Program. This policy change does not affect those living in other states who either pass or fail the test.

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Required Courses

English (4.0 credits)

Complete any eight of these courses:

English:
ENGL 041, 043, 045, 047, 051, 053, 055, 057

Literature:
LIT 045, 047, 051, 061

Writing:
WRIT 041, 043, 045, 047

Math (3.0 credits)

Complete these courses:

Algebra 1:
ALG 051, 053

Geometry:
GEOM 041, 043

Algebra 2:
ALG 055, 057

Science (3.0 credits)

Complete the following courses:

Biology:
BIOL 041, 043

Complete four courses from any of the following categories:

Anatomy:
BIOL 049

Chemistry:
CHEM 041, 043, 061, 063

Earth Science:
EARTH 041, 043, 051 or ENVRN 041

Physics:
PHSCS 041, 043

Social Science (3.0 credits)

Complete these courses:

US History:
HIST 041, 043

Geography:
GEOG 041

Complete this course:

American Government:
GOVT 041

Complete one of these courses:

World Studies:
HIST 061, 062, 063, 064, 065, 066 or SOCSC 041

Complete this course:

ECON 041

Health/Physical Education (2.0 credits)

Complete the following course:

Health Education:
HLTH 041

Complete one of these PE courses:

AEROB 045
BOWL 041
CYCLE 041
FIT 041
FIT 049
GOLF 041
JOG 041
SWIM 043
TEN 041
WALK 041
WTRNG 041

Complete any two of these courses, including any previously listed Health and/or PE courses:

FIT 045
HLTH 042, 043, 045 (0.25 credit)
MEDIC 051
OCCUP 041
RES 041

Career & Technology Education (1.0 credit)

Complete any two of these courses:

Accounting:
ACC 041

Digital Photography:
ART 061

Automotive Basics:
AUTO 043

Business Law:
BLAW 041

Business and Consumer Math:
BMATH 041, 043

Marketing:
BMRKT 041

Child Development:
CHILD 041, 043

Preparing for Responsible Parenthood:
CHILD 051

Basic Clothing Construction:
CLOTH 041

Clothing Fashion Fundamentals:
CLOTH 047

Computer Science:
CS 041, 043

Computer Technology:
CTECH 041

Small Engine Repair:
ENGN 041

Food and Nutrition:
FOODS 041, 043

Home Gardening:
GARD 041

Keyboarding:
INFOP 041

Interior Design:
INTDE 041

Medical Terminology:
MEDIC 051

DIGITAL STUDIES (0.5 credit)

Complete one of the following courses:

Computer Technology:
CS 041, 043
CTECH 041

Fine Arts (1.5 credits)

Complete any three of these courses:

Art Foundations:
ART 041, 043

Drawing:
ART 045

Calligraphy:
ART 051

Introduction to Commercial Art:
ART 059

Digital Photography:
ART 061

Beginning Guitar:
GUITR 041

Introduction to Music:
MUSIC 041

Beginning Piano:
PIANO 041

Financial Literacy (0.5 credit)

Complete the following course:

Financial Literacy:
FINL 041

Elective (5.0 credits)

Complete 5.5 credits of elective courses:

An elective course is any nonrequired course offered that has not previously been taken. Courses that may fulfill the requirements for two or more subjects can only be counted once.

For students who plan to attend college, we recommend taking 2.0 credits of a world language sequence as elective courses.