Semester Enrollment

ages 14–18
  • Full-time online high school diploma
  • $50 one-time application fee
  • Standard Diploma Track: $2,010 per semester ($4,020 per year)
  • Advanced Diploma Track: $2,345 per semester ($4,690 per year)

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Semester Enrollment

ages 14–18
  • Full-time online high school diploma
  • $50 one-time application fee
  • Standard Diploma Track: $2,010 per semester ($4,020 per year)
  • Advanced Diploma Track: $2,345 per semester ($4,690 per year)

Contact Our School     Apply Now

How Semester Enrollment works.

August to May

Full-time Academic Calendar

6–7 Courses

Per Semester

Structure and Flexibility

Students benefit from increased structure, monitoring, and motivation in our full-time courses, which offer all the benefits of virtual learning with the addition of direct instruction and one-on-one mentoring.

Teacher-guided

Learning

  • Live teacher-led activities
  • Engaging discussions with other students
  • Certified teachers

Self-guided

Learning

  • Self-guided coursework
  • Complete classes online
  • Ongoing support from our Student Success Center

Make Your Own Schedule

As a BYU Online High School Semester student, you have the freedom to create your own schedule, as long as you ensure all lessons and assignments are completed on time and that the course is completed before the end of the semester. When making a schedule consider your:

  • Virtual Live Instructions (VLIs) Zoom Classes
  • Correspondence with teachers
  • Participation in school activities

Each 0.5 credit hour (one semester) course is designed to be completed in approximately 80–90 hours of study with a typical semester running 16–18 weeks as illustrated below:

Typical course length

60 mins   X   5 days/week   =   16–18 weeks

Diploma Tracks

Choosing a diploma track determines the rigor of your coursework. The course tracks below are recommendations and can be customized to suit your needs by working with your school counselor.

Standard

Stand out academically for college

  • 24 credits of courses
  • Minimum 25% or 6–7 credits / 12–14 courses through BYU Online High School

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Advanced

Compete for top colleges and scholarships

  • 28 credits of courses
  • All Standard requirements
  • 2+ years of foreign languages
  • College-level language arts, science, social studies, and math

Learn More

How to Apply

The first step only takes a few mins.

1Apply Online
Takes a few minutes and costs only $50.
2Send Transcript
Obtain a copy of your current transcript and send it to us.
3Attend a Virtual
        Information Session
4Meet with a
        School Counselor
Once accepted you’ll have a planning session with a school counselor.
5Pick Courses
250+ courses with support from teachers, tutors, and peer mentors.
6Start Learning!
Login and start learning!

Semester Enrollment FAQs

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, we are accredited by Cognia and the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS). Many BYU OHS courses are also approved by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Is free tutoring available?

Our team of experienced tutors is available to help your student with coursework for no additional cost. Learn more about the BYU Student Success Center.

Will a BYU high school diploma help me get into BYU?

There is currently no direct correlation, but our school counselor can help students apply.

My student is starting her last year of high school. Can she still transfer and earn a diploma?

BYU OHS accepts transfer credits earned or grade placement from institutions that are accredited by recognized national, regional, or state accrediting agencies. Students must complete a minimum of 25% of their credits through BYU Online High School to earn a BYU OHS diploma. These credits may be split between the junior and senior year. Students must be enrolled in the semester in which they intend to graduate.

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.

What about sports or other extracurriculars?

Both Semester and Flex students are considered full-time students of BYU Online High School. A local school would need to approve participation in activities at that school.

What will tuition cost?

Tuition for the 2024-2025 school year is $2,010 per semester ($4,020 per school year) for the Standard Diploma Track and $2,345 per semester ($4,690 per school year) for the Advanced Diploma Track. At this time scholarships are not available; however, you may apply for Financial Aid.

Is concurrent enrollment in university courses possible?

Yes. Concurrent enrollment courses are offered through BYU Online High School.

Can students graduate early?

Semester students are encouraged to stay on pace with their class; however, taking additional courses could result in early graduation.

Do Semester students have to start as freshmen?

No. Students can:

  1. start as a freshman and complete all four years.
  2. start in a local accredited school and transfer into a BYU OHS class, meeting requirements.
    OR
  3. start as a Flex student and later switch to Semester.
Does the Semester program adhere to a schedule?

Students complete six to seven courses during each of the two semesters that comprise a school year. Students will need to create and follow a schedule to make sure all lessons and assignments are completed on time and that the course is completed before the end of the semester. Each semester is 16 weeks long plus finals week. When making a schedule consider that students are expected to attend scheduled virtual live instructions (VLIs), correspond with administrators and teachers, and participate in school activities unless pre-approved alternative arrangements are made.

Is Financial Aid available?

Yes. After applying for Admissions, you may also apply for Financial Aid. See more information at https://hs.byu.edu/financial-assistance.

BYU OHS wants to offer our exceptional educational experiences to qualified students regardless of their financial circumstances. Financial assistance is available only to full-time students regardless of a student’s country of residence and financial assistance applications are evaluated independently of admission applications.

Financial assistance is applied towards the cost of tuition. We do not provide financial aid or loans for computers or other school-related materials.

Financial assistance applications are reviewed each week.

Financial Aid Application

Are there any additional fees?

Some courses require books and other materials that are not included in tuition. See individual courses for more details.

Fee Type Details Cost
Annual Enrollment A non-refundable enrollment fee is required annually. $125
Graduation A graduation fee will be required for all Seniors planning to graduate this school year. $150

Exam Retakes and Course Extensions

Applies to Flex and Adult students only. See BYU Independent Study's Tuition and Fees policy.
Transcripts

Semester students: byu-hs-transcripts@byu.edu

Flex and Adult students: byuis-transcripts@byu.edu

See BYU Independent Study's Transcript Fees.

Learn the way you want to.

We have every option to suit your virtual learning needs.

Ages 14–18 yrs

Semester

  • Online Courses
  • Full-time Course Load
  • Teacher Guided
  • AP/Concurrent Enrollment
  • Teacher Office Hours
  • Student Success Center
  • School Counselor
  • Live Zoom Classes
  • Student Clubs
  • Student Council
  • Student Devotionals/Forums

Flex

  • Online Courses
  • Flexible Course Load
  • Self Guided
  • AP/Concurrent Enrollment
  • Teacher Office Hours
  • Student Success Center
  • School Counselor
Ages 19+ yrs

Adult

  • Online Courses
  • Flexible Course Load
  • Self Guided
  • Concurrent Enrollment
  • Teacher Office Hours
  • Student Success Center
  • School Counselor

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