What is BYU FlexGE?
BYU FlexGE is an in-person BYU experience where young adults can take classes at BYU and participate in campus life and activities without being formally admitted to BYU.
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 live in BYU-contracted housing as a BYU FlexGE student?
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.
Can I play sports at BYU as a BYU FlexGE student?
BYU FlexGE students are not eligible to play on official BYU sports teams. However, you can play on any of the BYU Intramural Sports teams. It’s a great way to exercise and meet new friends!
Are any meal plans available to me?
Yes. You can purchase a meal plan through BYU Dining Services.
Which types of courses are offered?
Students can choose any mix of the following that fit their needs:
Please be aware that during fall and winter semesters, FlexGE students are not eligible to take daytime classes on campus in Provo. A FlexGE advisor can 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). Independent Study courses can be found in the BYU Independent Study catalog.
Which courses should I take?
Here are a few recommended courses for new FlexGE students:
BYU Major Academic Plans (MAPs) give a suggested sequence of what courses to take each semester for your desired major. You can also consult with a FlexGE academic advisor to determine which courses will take you where you want to go.
Does this program provide a degree or credentials?
No, but it is an excellent way to earn transferable university credit before being admitted to a university.
How do I know which credits will transfer to other colleges and universities?
The credits you complete as a FlexGE student will transfer to other universities as BYU credits. Make sure you review the other school’s requirements and transfer equivalencies to verify that your BYU credits will fulfill equivalent requirements there. A FlexGE academic advisor can help you determine how to do this.
Can I attend BYU FlexGE full time?
Yes. We recommend a full-time class load of 12–14 credits per semester (fall and winter) or 6–7 credits per term (spring and summer).
What are my options for traveling between Provo and Salt Lake City?
Your student ID will allow you to ride UTA's FrontRunner, TRAX, and buses free of charge—simply scan your student ID when you board.
To get from BYU campus in Provo to the Salt Lake Center:
If you choose to drive to the Salt Lake Center, parking is free with your student ID.
Can I earn Utah state residency while taking courses?
If you are not a Utah resident and want to finish a degree at a Utah school other than BYU or Ensign College, you can establish Utah residency while you take FlexGE classes and avoid paying out-of-state tuition when you transfer (BYU and FlexGE do not charge out-of-state tuition). Be aware that each school may have different residency requirements. A FlexGE academic advisor can help you figure out the best way to begin.
What are the program requirements?
Enrolling in FlexGE 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. (or the ability to study without needing a student visa).
How do I register for courses?
For Salt Lake Center and Evening Classes (and Day classes in spring and summer) use the MyMAP registration system. Click the Register tab to browse the class schedule, determine your registration date, and add classes to your registration cart. See this page for more information.
Independent Study course registration is done directly through the BYU Independent Study catalog.
How much is tuition?
Tuition for FlexGE students is the same as what admitted BYU students pay. It varies based on how many credits you take, and whether they are semester and term classes (Salt Lake Center, Evening, and Day classes) or Independent Study classes. Visit the following links to learn more:
Is financial aid available?
FlexGE students are classified as non-degree-seeking and therefore not eligible for federal financial aid. However, we encourage students to apply for the FlexGE Scholarship. Additionally, students who co-enroll in FlexGE and Ensign College may be eligible for federal financial aid for some FlexGE classes. For more information see this page.
What additional services can I access as a BYU FlexGE student?
With few exceptions, FlexGE students have the same level of access to campus offices and resources as admitted BYU students. However, FlexGE students do not have access to:
Please also be aware that:
Can I enroll in FlexGE if I am not a U.S.A. citizen?
Those who need a student visa (F-1 or J-1) in order to remain in the US are not eligible for FlexGE, but those who are able to study without needing a student visa (Permanent Residents, refugees, those with Temporary Protective Status, undocumented students, etc.) may enroll.