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Visiting Student

This checklist will help you know what to do next as you prepare to be a visiting student at BYU.

To Do Immediately

Complete the Financial Responsibility Declaration Required Action

Before you register for classes you must accept full responsibility to pay all tuition, fees, and associated costs while enrolled at BYU. Once you have agreed to the declaration, then that hold will be lifted.

Financial Responsibility Declaration

Submit an Official High School Transcript Required Action

Before you can register for classes we must receive your official high school transcript and validate that you self-reported classes and grades accurately. This does not need to be a final transcript, so send an official copy as soon as possible.

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Register for Classes Required Action

Use MyMAP, our registration system, to help you plan, organize, and register for classes. You will be assigned a date that you can begin registering, which is called a priority registration date. Go to the Register tab in MyMAP to see your date.

Tools to help you decide which classes you should take include the University Catalog and the Class Schedule.


More Info about Registration

Watch for Notices and Dates

Register for Visiting Student Orientation

New Student Orientation (NSO) is the first event held for you when you arrive on campus. It includes tours, social activities, and learning about the BYU environment. Visiting students are invited to attend spring or summer New Student Orientation with the other new students.

Register for Orientation

Explore How to BYU

“How to BYU” is a website that provides a guide for what first-year students need to know. It will help you learn more information about housing and transportation, student life, first-year mentoring, and more.

How to BYU

Learn About My Financial Center Required Action

My Financial Center is the system where you pay tuition and charges, manage your financial aid and scholarships, and find important alerts about your student account.

My Financial Center

Video about My Financial Center

Message Us with YMessage Required Action

You may prefer to receive messages via your personal email, text messaging, or in other ways. However, these communication methods are unsecured.

YMessage is a secure communication system that many BYU offices use to communicate with you. YMessage is available for you to receive and send messages about topics pertaining to your student record. Since it is secure we can send personal information which we do not through regular email because of student privacy laws.


Find Housing Required Action

Visiting students are required to live either in on-campus housing or in BYU contracted off-campus housing. Some on-campus housing may require you to have a meal plan. Meal plans also make it easier for you to save time and money. To accommodate returning missionaries, there are communities for students who are 19 or older. There are also many contracted apartments right around campus.

On-Campus Housing
Off-Campus Housing
Meal Plans

Look Into Advisement Services

The University Advisement Center is the perfect place to help you decide on courses during your time at BYU as a visiting student. If you want to meet with an advisor, contact the University Advisement Center for information about services they offer.

Visiting Student Advisement

To Do One Month Before School Starts

Pay for School Required Action

Tuition is due seven calendar days before the first day of class. Pay on time or you will get a hold placed on your account and your classes may be dropped.

Non-degree seeking students are not eligible to receive federal aid or scholarships. So, visiting students cannot receive federal financial aid or scholarships.

Pay Tuition

Tuition Costs & Policies

Enroll In or Waive Student Health Plan

Students enrolled 3/4 time or more (9 semester credits/4.5 term credits) are required to have health insurance coverage year-round. You are automatically enrolled in BYU’s Student Health Plan one week before classes start if private insurance has not been reported. You will have access to waive the plan about one month before classes start. This is yearly process and the deadline to waive the BYU Student Health Plan is the term add/drop deadline.

Student Health Plan

More Info about Health Plans

Tuberculosis (TB) Test

If you have lived outside of the U.S. or Canada for six months or more within the last five years, you are required to have a tuberculosis skin test. If you do not comply by the first day of classes a TB hold will be placed on your record. If you are an international student, your student visa status may be terminated. If you have any questions, please call 801-422-5134 or 801-422-7711.

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Getting Around Provo (Maps and Transportation)

There are many ways to get around campus and Provo without bringing a car to campus.

Transportation Options

Online Campus Map

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