Current and Prospective Students
All students—whether they are enrolled in an undergraduate school or not—can take BYU Independent Study courses and earn transferable credits anytime and anywhere. Did you catch that?
Anyone—It doesn’t matter what you have or haven’t achieved thus far.
Any school—You can transfer eligible credits to almost any US college or university.
Anywhere—Online courses make it possible to live in Provo or anywhere in the world.
Anytime—Learn and earn credits flexibly around your current commitments.
Supplementary University Courses
For students who need to unjam a busy schedule and keep on track for graduation, 12-month BYU IS supplementary courses can save the day.
Need a course your school doesn’t offer? Check out our catalog of 220+ courses.
Need to brush up on your math skills (off the record)? We’ve got courses for that.
Want to untether yourself for some much-needed travel? Sign up and say adiós!
Full-Time General Education Courses
If you are interested in earning a full set of general education credits, check out the BYU FlexGE program. This program includes in-person options for those who live in Utah or want to move to Utah. Whether you choose in-person or 100% online study, you can take GE courses and then apply to BYU or another school as a transfer student (no high school scores or records required). Scholarships are available. (For information about other in-person study opportunities at BYU, see the Visiting Students website.)
U.S. Courses for International Students
If you live outside the United States, learn more about earning GE credits while waiting for your visa, earning missing undergraduate credits, or preparing to apply to a U.S. graduate program. If your dream school costs more than $218 per credit, you’ll also save big on tuition. Our accredited university courses transfer to almost all U.S. colleges and universities (please verify specific courses with your intended school). BYU IS courses can help make your U.S. university dream a reality!