The Northwest Accreditation commission (NWAC), a division of AdvancED, accredits our high school courses.

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) accredits BYU. We operate our university courses within Brigham Young University’s (BYU’s) Division of Continuing Education.


Our accreditation sources are reciprocal with other regional accreditation agencies, meaning that credits earned with us are generally transferable to other educational institutions. Please, check with your local school counselor to verify they will accept our credits before enrolling.

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Order a Transcript

If you want to order a transcript, follow these steps:

  1. Fill out the interactive PDF form specific to your needs. The forms require Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  2. Print and sign the form. FERPA requires a signed and dated written release.
  3. Submit the form by mail, fax, or in person. Please be sure to provide your address accurately so you receive the transcript.
  4. Pay for each transcript requested. The form indicates the required fees.

Please note:

  • Transcripts cannot be sent Express to a post office box.
  • We mail transcripts to the address you provide.
  • Due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), students cannot order transcripts by telephone or email.
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Free Tutoring

BYU Independent Study's tutoring program is free to all of our students. We now offer tutoring for most high school courses and select university courses. Students can receive one-on-one assistance to help them through rough spots in their course. Tutoring is available by appointment.

Schedule a tutor appointment

Course Catalog & Swag

Get your easy-to-use reference guide, list of our programs, or course catalog. We are happy to provide printed materials free, including shipping.

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High School and Middle School Scholarships

School counselors recommend students and submit scholarship applications on behalf of the student based on financial need and academic achievement.

Begin scholarship application

Non-BYU student university scholarships

We offer a limited number of university single-course scholarships to outstanding students who are not matriculated day students at BYU. Scholarships are awarded monthly. Applications need to be received (not postmarked) by the first day of each month. Download an application from our website. Scholarship recipients will be notified by mail by the end of month in which applications are reviewed. Notifications are also sent to those not receiving awards.

Begin the university application

Purchase Orders

Organizations can pay in one monthly payment by setting up a purchase order account. To get set up and learn how to read your monthly invoices click the button below.

Learn about purchase orders

Privacy Policy; FERPA

By an act of Congress, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of student educational records. Before we can release any personally identifiable or educational information to counselors, or parents we need written authorization from the student, if they are eighteen years old or older. For minors living in the United States, parents can access their information if the student was claimed as a dependent in the previous year’s income tax form. High school counselors can access their students’ data if the student linked their account or enrollment to the school.

Learn about FERPA



BYU Independent Study is committed to providing an atmosphere that accommodates everyone to participate in BYU's programs and activities. It is the policy of BYU to prohibit unlawful discrimination against persons with disabilities, and to ensure everyone receives the benefits of campus life. To accomplish this, BYU Independent Study strives to comply with all applicable disability laws.

Learn about accommodations

Other Resources

Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) Program

We invite former BYU students (who have been away from the university and are not able to return) to join the Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) program. Please, take this opportunity to finish at home what you started at BYU.

Learn about the BGS program

ACT and College Prep Camp

Our ACT and College Prep Camp began to give homeschooled students access to college prep resources. We offer two sessions every summer. The camp is open to all applicants. It includes testing strategy, advice from university admissions officers, life in the dorms, and more. Students can earn academic credit for attending! We announce sessions on the website in January, so check back then and apply. Camps fill fast!

For questions about the camp, contact Joseph Roberson, high school programs and homeschool administrator at 801-422-5078

Open CourseWare (OCW)

Open CourseWare is free and open digital publication of high-quality educational materials, organized as courses. We are happy to offer selected excerpts from our university and high-school courses in our Open CourseWare pilot program.

View OCW course list

Real Lives. Real Stories. Real Solutions

Still deciding if BYU Independent Study is the right fit for you? Watch these real experiences of past students who found real solutions through our courses.

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