Is there an age minimum to begin?
We recommend that students be at least 14 years old to enroll.
Is BYU Online High School accredited?
Yes, by the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS). BYU OHS courses are also approved by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
Will a BYU high school diploma help me get into BYU?
There is currently no direct correlation, but in the future our advisors may help students apply.
My student is starting her last year of high school. Can she still transfer and earn a diploma?
BYU OHS accepts transfer credits earned or grade placement from institutions that are accredited by recognized national, regional, or state accrediting agencies. Students must complete a minimum of 6.0 credits (12 courses) through BYU Online High School to earn a diploma from BYU OHS.
What is the teacher-to-student ratio?
BYU OHS students are supported by both teachers and academic advisors, resulting in a one-to-one relationship as they interact with our highly qualified staff.
Is free tutoring available?
Students continuing to attend their local school can take courses, including AP or concurrent courses, through BYU Independent Study.
Do I need to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to take a course?
No. Our online high school courses are secular in nature and open to everyone.
Does BYU require vaccinations?
What about sports or other extracurriculars?
Both Open Enrollment students and Semester Enrollment students are considered full-time students of BYU Online High School. A local school would need to approve participation in activities at that school.
What will tuition cost?
Tuition is $1,850 per semester and $3,700 for the school year. At this time scholarships are not available.
Is concurrent enrollment in university courses possible?
Yes. University enrollments are not included in the regular semester tuition, but students can still enroll.
Can students graduate early?
Semester Enrollment students are encouraged to stay on pace with their class; however, taking additional courses could result in early graduation.
Do Semester Enrollment students have to start as freshmen?
No. Students can (1) start as a freshman and complete all four years; (2) start in a local accredited school and transfer into a BYU OHS class, meeting requirements; or (3) start as an Open Enrollment student and later switch to Semester Enrollment.
Does the Semester Enrollment program adhere to a schedule?
Coursework is supported by both teachers and academic advisors. While daily and weekly schoolwork routines are not defined by the school, students complete six courses during each of the two semesters that comprise a school year.
Is Financial Aid available?
Yes. After applying for Admissions, you may also apply for Financial Aid by completing the application found at https://hs.ce.byu.edu/financial-assistance