Concurrent Enrollment

Earn BYU-Idaho College Credit While in High School

BYU-Idaho has opened all its courses to qualified high school students. Local high school students can attend campus classes. Non-local high school students can enroll in online classes. 


Is the BYU-Idaho Concurrent Enrollment Program Right for You?

  • Junior or Senior  

    You must be in your junior or senior year of high school and at least 16 years old to be eligible for BYU-Idaho Concurrent Enrollment.

  • Academically Ready

    While good grades in concurrent enrollment can help with college admissions, bad grades can hurt! Be sure you're ready for the rigors of concurrent enrollment courses.

  • How Much Does It Cost?

    If you take any courses on campus, you are considered a campus student. If you take all your courses online, you are considered an online student. On-campus student’s cost per credit hour is $65 and online student’s cost per credit hour is $30.

Concurrent enrollment can help you save money and graduate from college faster.

A simple rule of thumb says that for every semester toward graduation (bachelor's degree) that you save through concurrent enrollment, you save $25,000 in expenses and opportunity costs of lost wages. If during your junior and senior years of high school you earn 30 university credits (the equivalent of 2 semesters on campus), you may have saved approximately $50,000! What is even more amazing is what one year of extra retirement funding does when spread across your work lifetime. That's upwards of $100,000 in some cases!

It can be hard to think that far down the road when you’re in high school, but decisions you make now can bless you and your family in the future.

Doing well in concurrent enrollment classes can show college admission personnel that you're ready for college-level work.

You may also find yourself more successful in getting admitted to the university of your choice. However, the reverse is also true. If you do not perform well and get poor grades, you may encounter admission problems. Be prepared for the rigors of university courses before you take concurrent enrollment courses.

Ready to learn more? Plan ahead.