Senior Citizens

Students who are classified as Senior Citizens are permitted to audit evening classes for only $25 per class. Auditing classes mean that a student will register for coursework without receiving credit. The following conditions apply to senior citizens auditing classes:

  • BYU defines Senior Citizens as persons age 55 and older.
  • The class must be listed in the BYU Evening Classes. (If you would like to audit a Day class, please see the Audit Only page.)
  • No more than two courses may be taken per semester at the discounted senior citizen rate. (One class during spring & summer terms)
  • Senior Citizens will not have access to Blackboard or other online course material and will not have access to the testing center.

Students who wish to be classified as Senior Citizens must complete a Clearance to Register form and an Ecclesiastical Endorsement. No application fee is required. Senior Citizen classification is only approved for a single semester; the Clearance to Register form must be completed every semester or term a student plans to attend as a Senior Citizen. Ecclesiastical Endorsements are valid for one year. Senior Citizens are required to wait until the first day of class to receive and use permission-to-audit codes.

Students must be officially enrolled either for credit or audit to be eligible to attend class.