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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.

The items in this checklist will help you prepare to register for classes and begin your BYU experience. This checklist is not personalized so it will not update as you complete the required items.

NOTE: Many changes have occurred on campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage you to review the BYU COVID-19 Updates website to see how your BYU experience will be impacted.

To Do Immediately

Complete the Financial Responsibility Declaration Required Action

Before you can 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 removed from your account.

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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Submit an Official Test Score

You may have self-reported your ACT or SAT score on the admission application. If you did, then we need to validate that you self-reported the test score accurately. We must receive your official test score before you will be able to register for classes. If the official score has already been sent by the testing agency, you do not need to resubmit it.

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Watch for Notices and Dates

Register for Classes Required Action

Use MyMAP (BYU’s registration system) to organize and register for classes. You will be able to begin registering for spring and summer terms on March 1st.

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


More Info about Registration

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.

NOTE: With changes resulting from COVID-19, all New Student Orientations will be an online experience this year.

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 student life, technology, housing and transportation, and more.

How to BYU

Learn About My Financial Center Required Action

My Financial Center is BYU’s online financial system. You will use it to pay tuition and charges and find important alerts about your student account.

My Financial Center

More Info 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. But, these are not secure communication methods.

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 that 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. There are on-campus housing communities for students who are 19 or older. There are also many off-campus contracted apartments close to 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 (4.5 term credits) are required to have health insurance coverage. 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. 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 put 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. Check out your options!

Transportation Options

Online Campus Map

Follow Enrollment Services on Social Media

Stay up to date and informed with tips and info throughout the year by following our social media channels!