The Evening Classes Office can allow students who have completed a high school diploma or equivalent, who have not been admitted to the university, and who can demonstrate sufficient academic preparation for BYU's course rigor to enroll in BYU Evening Classes in a non-degree seeking status. All degree–seeking students must be formally admitted to the university. We strongly encourage younger students to attend a university where they may obtain a degree. Classes taken through Evening Classes DO NOT COUNT toward residency hours for a Bachelor of General Studies degree.
Prior to registering as a non-degree seeking Evening Classes student, a prospective student must receive clearance to register through the Evening Classes Office. To receive clearance a student must have a completed high school diploma or equivalent and must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher* in the most recent course work taken. Additionally, prior to signing up for courses a student must have an active Ecclesiastical Endorsement. Those cleared may attend up to full time (BYU limits all students to a maximum of 18 hours in a semester or 9 hours in a term). Evening Students may enroll in classes at the BYU Salt Lake Center regardless of the time when the class is offered. We highly recommend students interested in taking several courses to look at the Salt Lake Center schedule as well in order to have a well balanced schedule.
The Clearance to Register form must be completed every semester or term a student plans to attend. Evening Classes will also need a current copy of your Ecclesiastical Endorsement. Students who are actively attending Evening Classes must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher* to continue enrollment.
Any student formally admitted to BYU may also enroll in courses offered through Evening Classes. Any student granted clearance to register via the BYU Salt Lake Center may also enroll in courses offered through Evening Classes.
If you have disaffiliated from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter–day Saints or have been excommunicated or disfellowshipped, you are not eligible for enrollment at BYU until you are in good standing with the Church. As a current student, if you disaffiliate or are excommunicated or disfellowshipped from the Church, the Continuing Ecclesiastical Endorsement will be immediately withdrawn, and you will be discontinued. Every student must have a current Ecclesiastical Endorsement for enrollment.
*Please note: some students who have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or lower may qualify to petition this requirement. Some examples of situations justifying a petition may include length of time away from school or extenuating personal or family circumstances. Please contact our office to speak with our academic advisor to see if a petition may be warranted in your case.
Step 1: Submit a Clearance to Register form. Note: You will need to resubmit a Clearance to Register form each semester you wish to attend.
Step 2: Complete an Ecclesiastical Endorsement. Evening Classes requires that you be indorsed by both your bishop and a member of your stake presidency. Endorsements are valid for one year. Note: Full-time employees should have already submitted their yearly endorsement and will not need to submit an additional endorsement.
Step 3: If you have not previously attended BYU, we may require your transcript information. If our office contacts you and requests transcripts, please submit transcripts to the Evening Classes Office:
BYU Evening Classes
Provo, UT 84602
Step 4: Wait to receive clearance to register from the Evening Classes Office. Once we have received and processed all necessary forms, you will be notified by email.
F: Class may be added online using MyMAP until seven calendar days after the first day of classes. A permission-to-add code must be used from the seventh day of class until the add deadline.
S: A permission-to-add code from the instructor/department is always required.
O: Class may be added online using MyMAP through the add deadline.
Classes may be added using MyMAP by following these steps:
Step by step and video instructions are located on the Registrar's website.
Some classes may require a permission–to–add code for registration. To add a class that requires a permission–to–add code, contact the instructor/department and obtain a permission–to–add code. Login to Route Y and select MyMAP. In MyMAP, select the Register Tab. Find the desired semester and click the Add Classes button. Select the teaching area and course you wish to add. In the left hand column, click the “P” for the class you are adding. A pop–up box will appear where you may enter the permission–to–add code. Enter the permission–to–add code and click “continue”. In the resulting window, select “OK” to verify the transaction. If you have a registration hold, you will not be able to use the permission–to–add code until you clear all holds.
Definition of an Audit
To audit a class means to register for a class without receiving credit. The same tuition applies to audit classes as classes for credit. Classes taken for audit will not appear on a student’s official record, will not be considered in calculating enrollment verifications, and do not fulfill the minimum registration requirements. However, audits do count in the maximum credit hours allowed per semester/term. Verification of a class taken for audit is not possible.Students must be officially enrolled either for credit or audit to be eligible to attend class.
Registering for an Audit Class
Students desiring to audit a class can only do so with a permission–to–audit code given out by the instructor or department during the first two weeks of a semester or first six days of a term. See the “Adding Classes Using a Permission–to–add Code” section above for more information on using permission–to–add codes. Students registering for credit who wish to change to audit must drop the class for credit and add it with a permission–to–audit code for audit. The first five digits of the permission–to–audit code must say “audit” in order for the permission–to–audit code to add the class for audit. It is not possible to register for an audit class without a permission–to–audit code.
Audit Only Students
Students who want to audit day classes must contact the Evening Classes Office, 211 HCEB, (801) 422–2872, for a Clearance to Register form and an Ecclesiastical Endorsement. No application fee is required but students will be charged the same tuition costs as if they were taking the class for credit. Approval to audit is done one semester at a time. The clearance form must be completed every semester or term a student plans to attend. Ecclesiastical Endorsements are valid for one year. Audit only students are required to wait until the first day of class to receive and use permission–to–audit codes.
Persons 55 or older may register for evening classes for $25 per class. For Spring and Summer terms no more than one course may be taken per term at the discounted senior citizen rate. For Fall and Winter Semesters no more than two courses may be taken per semester at the discounted senior citizen rate. All classes must be taken for audit only and students will not have access to LearningSuite. Those interested should submit a Clearance to register form, Ecclesiastical Endorsement, and a permission-to-audit code to the Evening Classes Office, 211 HCEB, (801) 422-2872. Audit only students are required to wait until the first day of class to receive and use permission-to-audit codes.
Classes may be dropped online using MyMAP at no cost until the add/drop deadline. To drop a class, follow these steps:
Note: If you are dropping all your classes, please contact the Evening Classes Office.
Students may withdraw from classes until the withdraw deadline. When withdrawing from a class, a $10 fee will be charged and a "W" will be posted to the student’s transcript.
Generally, W’s do not affect a student unless the student has a number of them and is applying to graduate school. The graduate school may wonder why the student repeatedly signs up for courses and then drops them after the deadline.
To withdraw from a class, follow these steps:
Discontinuance is dropping ALL classes for a semester/term. If you just want to withdraw from some classes, but not all, you may do so online in MyMAP until the Withdraw deadline.
Discontinuance Before Classes Start
Students may discontinue by dropping each class or by clicking the "Drop All Classes" link on the Register page in MyMAP. No withdraw date will be posted to your transcript if you drop all your classes before the first day of the semester or term.
Discontinuance Until the Add/Drop Deadline
Students may discontinue by dropping each individual class or by clicking “Drop All Classes” on the Register page in MyMAP until the add/drop deadline.
Discontinuance on or after the first day of class will result in a withdraw date posted on your transcript.
There will be no tuition charged for classes dropped by the Add/Drop deadline.
Discontinuance After the Add/Drop Deadline
From the add/drop deadline until the discontinuance deadline, you can withdraw from all your classes by submitting a discontinuance form to the Evening Classes Office. Forms can be obtained at the Evening Classes Office or at the following link: Downloadable Discontinuance Form .
Discontinuance after the Add/Drop deadline will result in withdraw grades posted on your transcript.
If discontinuing after the withdraw deadline, you will need to obtain signatures from your instructors. (After this time students are responsible for grades earned in class.) Each instructor will indicate an official withdrawal (W) or an academic failing withdrawal (WE) grade.
Tuition will be charged from the day after the add/drop deadline to the date of discontinuance at the percentage outlined by the Tuition Refund Chart.