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, Cognia 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.
BYU Independent Study high school courses are accredited by Cognia 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.