Is there an age minimum to begin?
We recommend that students be at least 14 years old to enroll.
Is BYU Online High School accredited?
Yes, by the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS). BYU OHS courses are also approved by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
Will a BYU high school diploma help me get into BYU?
There is currently no direct correlation, but in the future our advisors may help students apply.
My student is starting her last year of high school. Can she still transfer and earn a diploma?
Possibly. As long as students can complete graduation requirements (see page 174), they can transfer and receive a diploma from BYU.
What is the teacher-to-student ratio?
Open Enrollment students are supported by both teachers and academic advisors, resulting in a one-to-one relationship as they interact with our highly qualified staff.
Is free tutoring available?
Our team of experienced tutors is available to help your student with coursework for no additional cost. Learn more at is.byu.edu/tutors.
What if my student only needs a few courses, such as AP or college courses?
Students continuing to attend their local school can take courses, including AP or concurrent courses, through BYU Independent Study.
Do I need to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to take a course?
No. Our online high school courses are secular in nature and open to everyone.
Does BYU require vaccinations?
What about sports or other extracurriculars?
Students enrolled in either the Home Study Program or Semester Enrollment are considered full-time students of BYU Online High School. A local school would need to approve participation in activities at that school.
Are courses the same in Semester Enrollment and the Home Study Program?
Yes. Timing is the only difference.
How much is tuition?
Courses (0.5 credit) are currently either $189 or $289 each, not counting books or materials. The total cost will depend on how many credits you need to complete to meet program requirements (24.0 credits for a BYU high school diploma).
Can I still attend my local high school for individual courses?
We recommended that you complete your course requirements through BYU, but if we do not offer a certain course (band, drama, etc.), you may contact us to request approval to enroll at another school.
Does the Open Enrollment have a schedule and routine?
No. Open Enrollment students enjoy great flexibility in scheduling courses, but they must complete at least three courses every six months.
Are scholarships available?
Yes. Full-time Open Enrollment students may receive one free high school course for every five BYU Independent Study high school courses they complete with a grade of B or higher. Contact us for details.