High School Programs

Programs that offer a full and accredited high school education experience

The BYU Independent Study High School Program is designed to help students who are interested in completing their high school studies through our structured online program. If you are only in need of a few courses to meet your high school graduation requirements, go to our course catalog for a list of courses.

BYU Independent Study offers three different four-year high school programs: the Standard Program, the Advanced Program, and the Adult Diploma Program.

Standard Program

The Standard and Advanced Programs are designed for high-school-age students preparing for college or the job market. Upon completion of the program, students are issued an official transcript. This official transcript can be used to apply to colleges and universities or may be used as proof of high school completion for potential employers. Students in the Standard and Advanced programs do not receive a diploma.

It is recommended that students be at least 14 years old when applying to either program.  Applicants may contact the High School Programs Administrator, Joseph Roberson, atjoseph.roberson@byu.edu to discuss a possible exception. If a student applying to one of the programs has already earned...

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Advanced Program

The Standard and Advanced Programs are designed for high-school-age students preparing for college or the job market. Upon completion of the program, students are issued an official transcript. This official transcript can be used to apply to colleges and universities or may be used as proof of high school completion for potential employers. Students in the Standard and Advanced programs do not receive a diploma.

It is recommended that students be at least 14 years old when applying to either program.  Applicants may contact the High School Programs Administrator, Joseph Roberson, atjoseph.roberson@byu.edu to discuss a possible exception. If a student applying to one of the programs has already earned...

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Adult Diploma Program

The Adult Diploma Program is designed for students who are 19 years of age or older and who are United States citizens or United States permanent residents. This program also helps students prepare for college or the job market. In addition to receiving an official transcript, students who successfully complete the program requirements will receive a high school diploma from the Provo (Utah) School District.

High School Program FAQ

How to Apply

To apply, students must fill out the online application, found here for the Standard and Advanced Programs, and here for the Adult Diploma Program.

Applicants will need to mail or fax the application, with the $40 fee, to the address listed below:

BYU Independent Study
120 MORC
Provo, UT 84602

If an applicant has previously attended accredited institutions, the student must contact them and request that they send his or her transcripts, with seal and signature, to the same address. Faxed transcripts will not be accepted.

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Scholarship Course Awards Program

Effective September 1, 2011, high school program students will be eligible to receive one free scholarship course for every five courses they complete with a B or higher grade through BYU Independent Study.

Some of the scholarship courses require textbooks and other materials that students will need to purchase separately. Such requirements are found in the course descriptions. They will also be responsible for purchasing any optional printed student guides.
Students who qualify for the scholarship courses will pay approximately $660 per semester.
 

Scholarship Course Awards Program

Effective September 1, 2011, high school program students will be eligible to receive one free scholarship course for every five courses they complete with a B or higher grade through BYU Independent Study.

Some of the scholarship courses require textbooks and other materials that students will need to purchase separately. Such requirements are found in the course descriptions. They will also be responsible for purchasing any optional printed student guides.
Students who qualify for the scholarship courses will pay approximately $660 per semester.
 

Success Stories

Brooke, Southlake, TX

Training 27 hours a week at Texas Dreams Gymnastics, juggling school, and maintaining a social life makes life extremely stressful. Thanks to BYU Independent Study, I don’t feel pressure because I can take some of my schoolwork with me when I travel to my practices or meets. Through continued hard work, I know my goal of getting a college scholarship is a reachable goal.

Alix, Tarzana, CA

I’ve been acting for about seven years now, working on a ton of sets and learning from amazing directors. Although it is an adventure to portray a character, my life is an even bigger adventure. My mom has been struggling with cancer, and my brother passed away recently. BYU Independent Study helped me during these tough times. Because I was too...

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Success Stories

Brooke, Southlake, TX

Training 27 hours a week at Texas Dreams Gymnastics, juggling school, and maintaining a social life makes life extremely stressful. Thanks to BYU Independent Study, I don’t feel pressure because I can take some of my schoolwork with me when I travel to my practices or meets. Through continued hard work, I know my goal of getting a college scholarship is a reachable goal.

Alix, Tarzana, CA

I’ve been acting for about seven years now, working on a ton of sets and learning from amazing directors. Although it is an adventure to portray a character, my life is an even bigger adventure. My mom has been struggling with cancer, and my brother passed away recently. BYU Independent Study helped me during these tough times. Because I was too...

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