Most BYU Independent Study courses allow you up to one year from the registration date to complete them.
High School Graduation Reminder
If you are planning to graduate from high school this year, please read this important information regarding your Independent Study high school course.
- Your graduation deadline is sooner
- Your course syllabus indicates a shorter deadline
- Your school requires you to work within a semester, term, or quarter system
- Your scholarship or financial aid source may impose other deadlines
Our courses are comparable to a university, high school, or middle school semester-length course. They are aligned with the Carnegie Unit system. Most of the high school courses are ½ or 0.5 or a Carnegie Unit, which represents one-half (usually one semester) of a school year’s study in a particular subject. We encourage you to plan to complete your course in a realistic amount of time to get the maximum benefit without rushing through the material.
Once you have completed your coursework and exams, it may take up to three weeks before you receive a notice of course completion (due to mail and grading times).
All university course grades are posted on a Brigham Young University transcript. To ensure a course grade will appear within a particular semester or term (for financial aid or graduation deadlines), we must receive all completed coursework and exams (including retakes) by the deadlines below*:
- Fall 2023: November 30, 2023
- Winter 2024: April 3, 2024
- Spring 2024: May 31, 2024
- Summer 2024: July 25, 2024
*There are no exceptions to these deadlines. However, please note that courses completed before the first day of class of the subsequent semester or term may still appear in the prior semester or term on the transcript.
One three-month course extension may be available for a $20 fee. This option is not available for all courses. If this restriction applies to your course, it will be noted in the course syllabus. No second extensions are available.