BYU Independent Study
You may enroll for a BYU Online course the same way as you would any other course offered on campus. Using AIM, find the desired course, and then click “Add” next to the BYU Online section.
BYU Online enrollment is under the same schedule as regular campus courses. You can enroll for the online course beginning on your priority registration date as indicated in MyMAP.
Please contact your professor with any questions.
BYU Online courses are offered to all students with Day Continuing enrollment status.
Tuition for online courses is included in the regular semester tuition paid by Day Continuing students.
Course enrollments are capped to ensure a favorable TA to student ratio.
Yes. You may even take courses out of the country—perfect while you’re on a study abroad.
For accepted Day Continuing BYU students, BYU Online courses are different from BYU Independent Study courses in three main ways:
|BYU Online||BYU Independent Study|
|Course Costs||included in your BYU tuition||additional cost|
|Schedule||follows BYU semesters/terms||start any time, complete within one year|
|Size Limits||Yes, to optimize TA/student ratios||No enrollment caps|
BYU Online courses use BrainHoney and Canvas to provide instructional content, assignments, and quizzes. Each course is designed and verified by our in-house team of instructional designers to yield the most efficient and effective learning experience possible.
BYU Online courses must be completed by the end of the semester. Each course includes assignment deadlines designed to help you complete the course on time. You are free to work ahead, and can complete the course as early as the first day of the second block of the semester. Academic Calendar
Checkpoints are scheduled meetings between you and your TA to review your progress in the class and answer any questions you may have. Instructions for checkpoints are found in the course.
In addition to any required textbooks, you will need these items to complete the checkpoints:
Exams are proctored in a testing center in the Morris Center (MORC) and are taken in an online testing format, designed to complement the nature of BYU Online courses. Exams may be proctored remotely in the event that the Morris Center cannot be reached. Contact our testing staff to make arrangements.
Your professor or TA will email you the time and the link to attend your orientation meeting. These meetings take place online in a virtual classroom.
Your instructor and TA will define course expectations, provide a general course overview, and answer any questions you may have. This meeting also provides an opportunity to meet your professor before you get involved with the course content.