BYU is accredited as an institution by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). BYU Independent Study's High School program is accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), a division of AdvancED, and Middle States Association's Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS).

Our accreditation sources are reciprocal with other regional accreditation agencies, meaning that earned credits through BYU Independent Study are generally transferable to other educational institutions.

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

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Northwest Accreditation Commission

SARA Approved Institution

BYU Independent Study has been approved by Utah to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. Visit our State Authorization (SARA) and Student Complaints page for more information.