Note: This program is not to be confused with BYU Graduate Studies.
Students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree and are not enrolled in a graduate program are not normally admissible to BYU; however, the post-baccalaureate program is designed to allow this kind of student limited access to university resources. The program is usually only available during spring and summer terms (fall and winter resources on campus are reserved for undergraduate students and students who have been officially admitted into a graduate or undergraduate program).
The purpose of this program is to assist a limited number of students who have a bachelor’s degree but are not enrolled in a graduate program. Reasons for attending as a post-baccalaureate student are many and varied; a common reason may be students looking for a few more classes to be eligible to apply for a master’s program. To be considered for admission to the post-baccalaureate studies program, students should apply online.
Applicants wishing to apply as post-baccalaureates must complete the explanation essay in the essay portion of the application. Applicants should give as much detail as possible regarding the length of time they plan to enroll, the specific coursework needed, and the reasons for specifically attending BYU. Applicants just looking to take a class for personal enrichment, who are pursuing a worthy hobby, or are simply satisfying intellectual curiosity should seek enrollment through continuing education options such as Evening Classes, Salt Lake Center, and Independent Study.