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Any experience w/ BYU Independent Study?


New Member
May 15, 2020
  1. Pre-Medical
Hi all!

I'm a nontraditional premed and I wanted to ask if anyone has experience applying to med school w/ credits from BYU independent study. I was thinking about taking a biology elective (i.e. molecular bio, anatomy, or microbiology) this summer to get a head start, but I'm not sure if med schools will accept it. Do you get an official transcript from BYU? Anyone at a Texas school who's successfully transferred credit?

For some background on me, I just graduated with my B.A. in psych and I've decided to go back and take the premed classes. I'm trying to get through the intro courses pretty quickly over the course of this year so I can take ochem and biochem while working toward my Masters next fall. The rest of my premed classes will come from a large research university (plus maybe 1 or 2 at community college because I wasn't able to get in to those classes @ the university this year).

I'm also considering UNE and UCSD extension, but the BYU prices are hard to beat. :)



Full Member
2+ Year Member
Jun 8, 2018
I took calculus and pdbio 120 through BYU IS and it worked out perfectly, it shows up on your transcript as exactly the same as any other class and not as an online class. I never had any problems with any schools questioning the credits. I do know that you can’t take lab classes this way though and those need to be in person. I got into a few MD schools for reference!
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