What is BYU FlexGE®
It’s a flexible way for students to participate in the BYU experience and take courses at BYU without being admitted as a degree-seeking student.
What are the program requirements?
Taking in-person classes as a FlexGE® student requires an ecclesiastical endorsement, graduation from high school (or equivalent), a minimum 2.0 GPA for previous high school or college work, and citizenship in the U.S.A. Independent Study courses do not require either any of these.
Is financial aid available?
The BYU FlexGE® program has a low tuition rate and is not eligible for federal financial aid. However, we encourage students to apply for a FlexGE scholarship at FlexGE Scholarship Applications.
Which types of courses are offered?
Students can choose any mix of the following that fit their needs:
Your advisor will help you plan your courses, but you can also find the course schedules online. A list of classes offered by FlexGE® that fulfill BYU general education requirements can be found on the Courses page. A complete list of FlexGE® in-person courses can be found at classschedule.byu.edu by using the Advanced Search tool and filtering by section type (Evening and Salt Lake). (Call an advisor at 801-422-4669 if you have difficulties.) Independent Study courses can be found in the BYU Independent Study catalog.
Can I earn Utah state residency while taking courses?
Steps are required in order to start earning Utah state residency. Speak with an advisor to figure out the best way to begin.
Does this program provide a degree or credentials?
No, but it is an excellent way to earn transferable general education requirements before being admitted to a university.
Which courses should I take?
It’s a good idea to consult with an advisor to determine which courses will take you where you want to go.
How do I register for courses?
Your advisor will guide you through the process. To sign up for Evening Classes and Salt Lake Center classes, you will will need to create a BYU login profile (Net ID) to register for on-campus classes if you have not already. (Please do not create a duplicate Net ID if you have one; contact BYU’s Office of Information Technology if you need help.) Then log in to my.byu.edu and click on MyMAP to start planning which GE courses you will take when.
Independent Study course registration is done directly through the BYU Independent Study catalog.
Can I attend FlexGE® full time?
Yes. You can take up to 18 credits per semester or 9 credits per term. (The recommended full-time class load is 12–16 credits per semester or 6–7 credits per term.)
How do I know which credits will transfer to other colleges and universities?
An advisor will help you determine which credits will transfer to specific institutions of interest.
I have more questions about this program. Where can I get more information?
Call 801-422-4669 or visit our advisement page to make an appointment with an advisor today.
I want a BYU experience, but I wasn’t admitted to BYU as a full-time student. What can I do now?
You can start your BYU experience as a FlexGE student. Later, you can apply to BYU as a transfer applicant. More information about transfer admission is available from the BYU Admissions Office.
Can I still live in BYU-contracted housing as a BYU FlexGE® student?
What are my options for traveling between Provo and Salt Lake City?
All students currently enrolled in at least one Evening or Salt Lake Center course can ride UTA's FrontRunner, TRAX, and buses free of charge—simply scan your student ID when you board. If you choose to drive to the Salt Lake Center, parking is free with your student ID.
What additional services can I access as a BYU FlexGE® student?
Most campus services are available to BYU FlexGE® students. Check with your advisor for more details.
Are any meal plans available to me?
Yes. You can purchase a meal plan through BYU.
What BYU campus events can I attend as a BYU FlexGE® student?
BYU has exciting events happening year-round—from weekly devotionals and forums to BYU sporting events and more. All BYU FlexGE® students are welcome to join in the fun.