Looking for ways to expand your course options? BYU Independent Study online courses provide flexible ways for students to catch up, fill course gaps, get ahead, and even graduate early. Friendly support is available every step of the way!
“Whenever I called in with a question the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Since this was my first online course I had a question about taking the exam. The staff explained what I needed to do, and I was able to take my exam at a university close to my home.”
"Training 27 hours a week at Texas Dreams Gymnastics makes life stressful. Thanks to BYU, I can take my schoolwork with me when I travel to my meets."
—Brooke (Southlake, Texas)
“The associates were always polite, kind, and helpful. They ensured that they understood my problem and quickly found resolution. I felt respected and valued.”
“Every time I interact with a TA (teaching assistant) they have been extremely friendly and welcoming. They are open to answering questions. I feel that they really care about my progress and my learning!”
“I had a wonderful experience and have recommended BYU Independent Study to many friends and family members. I told them that I had a wonderful experience and they would love it as well.”
"BYU Independent study is run so smoothly and wonderfully. I feel like this is a much more personal learning experience than I have had with other online schools."
“BYU Independent Study is the Life Jacket of education.”
—Randy (Dallas, Texas)
“During the COVID-19 pandemic, the customer service staff really helped me knock out 6 credits of courses in 5 weeks by allowing online proctoring and helping set up the online testing.”
“The tutor sessions were one of the best amenities of the course. I liked how I was able to keep the same tutor through the whole time taking this class. My tutor was very timely and understanding, which I appreciated.”
"I just have to tell you how touched I am with your Customer Support. Every single person that I have spoken with has been so kind, so pleasant, and so patient. Sadly, I find such kindness a rarity these days. Your representatives are exemplary.”
“I loved my BYUIS Customer Service team! They were awesome, despite COVID-19 creating a lot of troubles—which they handled with professionalism and understanding. Whenever I'd call, I'd get someone right away, and they were so upbeat and helpful. They really were a shining light in the awful sadness of having to take one last math class in order to graduate.”
“Considering what a stressful time (during COVID-19) this is for everyone, when we had questions about the exam everyone we contacted was very professional and very understanding. Dealing with stressed-out parents of students isn’t easy, especially during these odd times, but everyone we had contacted was helpful and understanding. I really appreciated it.”
"It's very exciting for me to finally be enrolled in the last of my prerequisites for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program and BYU has made this possible for me."
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