Welcome to the BYU Independent Study Blog

We’re all about teaching, and we are creating this blog to share knowledge with the BYU Independent Study community. We hope you will find useful ideas that help you succeed in online education.

Our goal is to provide valuable information to help  

  • current and prospective students who need supplementary courses,
  • parents and guardians who seek to support their kid(s) in BYU IS courses, and
  • counselors and educators looking for helpful tips and background information.

At BYU Independent Study, we offer hundreds of middle school, high school, and university courses that give students the freedom to manage their personal needs and goals. Students leverage our courses to fill course gaps, recover lost credit, graduate early, meet personal or family needs, pursue professional interests, and much more.

From thousands of comments submitted by past students, we know how important “independent study”—study on your own terms—can be to students and their parents. There’s no reason to take every course at a school anymore. But with freedom comes personal responsibility. We can help you learn to manage your studies well and realize the rewards.

Would you like to share your story about taking an IS course? Did it enable you to do something amazing or fun? Or would you like to ask a question or suggest an article topic? If so, email your story or ideas to byuisblog@byu.edu. We’d like to know more about you and your learning, and your story may appear in a blog post!

Thank you for being part of the BYU IS family! We look forward to serving you.

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