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Visiting Student Program

The Visiting Student Program is for high school graduates who are (or will be) pursuing a degree at another college, but wish to have a BYU experience during the spring and/or summer.

During spring and/or summer term, high school graduates who are (or will be) actively pursuing a degree at another college or university are invited to be a part of the BYU community as non-degree-seeking students. While on campus, students in the program will enroll in college-level courses and also enjoy a wide range of BYU cultural and social experiences. 

Because of the level of intellectual, social, and emotional maturity required of university students, BYU does not admit applicants who will be less than 17 years of age by the first day of class.

Former students are not eligible to apply for the Visiting Student program. 

To be competitive for admission consideration as a visiting student, students will need:

  • High school GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Composite ACT score of 18 or SAT of 860 (total of critical reading and math scores only)*
  • College/university GPA of 2.5 or higher

* Due to the limited availability of ACT and SAT exam options during the COVID-19 global pandemic, this requirement is optional for spring and summer 2021.

Admission and enrollment in the BYU Visiting Student Program does not in any way imply continued enrollment at BYU beyond summer term. Students wanting to pursue a degree at BYU must submit an application for undergraduate admission and meet the admission criteria in effect at the time of application.

What campus services are available to me as a visiting student?

Visiting Students are eligible to participate in most of the services and programs available to fully admitted students. These include use of the library, sports facilities, Counseling and Career Center, and participation in student wards, orientation activities, and other social or campus-wide events. Visiting Students are eligible to work on campus; however, Visiting Students are not eligible for federal financial aid or scholarships at BYU.

Who can I contact if I have questions?

If you have questions about the application process please contact Enrollment Services. They can be reached at 801-422-4104 or by sending a YMessage. If you have questions about what classes to take, please contact Continuing Education. They can be reached at, 801-422-0798. 

Instructions for International Applicants

International students are eligible to apply as visiting students during spring and/or summer terms under the following conditions: (1) they are already attending another US school, and (2) the school agrees to maintain their I-20 while they attend BYU during their vacation period.