New Freshman

New Freshmen are students who have not completed any college/university work following high school graduation/secondary education completion. 

Transfer Student

Transfer Applicants are students who attended one or more college or university after completion of secondary education/high school.

Visiting Student

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.


Homeschooled students will be treated as Freshmen as long as they have not completed any college work following the age when their peers would have graduated from high school. Applicants in this situation will need to take the ACT or SAT.

Visitng Students

Many students choose to complete college coursework while still attending high school. These concurrent enrollment classes can help you fulfill general education requirements, while also helping you get a feel for what college is really like.

Former Student

Note: This program is not to be confused with BYU Graduate Studies.
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.

Post-Bacc Student

You are considered a Former Student if you have previously been admitted and enrolled as a regular day-time student, and are applying to return to BYU with or without additional credit.