BYU is accredited as a Higher Educational Institution by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). BYU Independent Study’s Secondary Educational Program is accredited by two regional accreditation agencies, AdvancEd and Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools.

Our accreditation sources articulate and are reciprocal with other regional accreditation agencies, meaning earned credits through BYU Independent Study are generally transferable to other universities, colleges, and secondary educational institutions.

It is recommended that you check with your college or school before enrolling in a BYU Independent Study course.

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Independent Study High School Program Re-Accreditation

Brigham Young University Continuing Education’s Independent Study High School program is seeking re-accreditation with AdvancEd (AED) and seeks public input and comment as part of the accreditation process. Students, parents, faculty, staff, and community members wishing to express perceptions and experiences are encouraged to do so.

Written communications may be directed to the accrediting body as listed below or to the BYU contact listed below. All communications should be received by Monday, April 15, 2019.

c/o Accreditation Public Comment
7665 South Research Drive
Tempe, AZ 85284

c/o Accreditation Public Comment
Veldon Law, Director of Academic Services
Brigham Young University
229 HCEB
770 E University Pkwy
Provo UT 84602

Additional Accreditation Information

Accreditation Reviews are conducted every four to six years by the respective Accreditation associations. During the review, institutional documents are analyzed, interviews with a range of institution stakeholders are conducted, student performance data is reviewed, and professional observations about the quality of organizational performance are made. The Accreditors share their findings with BYU and make accreditation recommendations. The purpose of the process is to further BYU Independent Study’s continuous improvement.

UC Courses

BYU Independent Study high school courses are accredited by AdvancED and Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools. BYU Independent Study core and elective credit courses are available to all high school students, preparing for admissions to the  University of California, California State universities or otherwise.

Each course meets the California 1 semester (.5 credits) requirement.

If students plan to attend a non-UC or California State university, please check with the university or college about admisson requirements for high school courses.

UC-Approved courses

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