Welcome to BYU this spring and/or summer! OneStop is your sidekick for managing your student account, admission, registration, and other student services. This checklist will help you know what to do next as a visiting student. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to stay up to date throughout your time at BYU.

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Visiting Student Orientation

We can’t think of a better way to start your BYU experience than by attending New Student Orientation (NSO). It’s a great opportunity to meet new people and have fun. We’re confident you’ll come away from the experience feeling like an important part of the BYU community.

Visiting students are invited to attend spring or summer New Student Orientation with the other new students. 

Click the do it link on the 'Register for New Student Orientation' task below to register.

View the New Student Orientation Schedule of Events

Register for Classes

The OneStop 'Register for Classes' checklist gives you quick links to the current University Class Schedule so you can see what classes are offered, and helps you navigate BYU's MyMAP system so you can easily plan, organize and register for classes. Click the 'Register for Classes Checklist' task below to go straight to the checklist.

Learn About My Financial Center

My Financial Center is where you go to do just about everything related to your BYU finances, such as paying tuition and charges on your student account, and applying for financial aid and scholarships, etc.

Check your financial YMessages and required tasks in My Financial Center regularly for important information about your student account.

Learn more about My Financial Center:

To learn how to make a payment using My Financial Center, watch this video:

Tuition Costs

The cost of tuition for undergraduate students is as follows:

Fall/Winter 2017-2018 Costs
Spring/Summer 2018 Costs
Credit HoursLDSNon-LDS
Credit HoursLDSNon-LDS
12.0 +$2,730$5,460
6.0 +$1,365$2,730
9.0 - 11.5$2,594$5,188
4.5 - 5.5$1,297$2,594
0.5 - 8.5 $286/credit $572/credit
0.5 - 4.0 $286/credit $572/credit

Tuition deadline: 7 calendar days before classes start. Failure to pay by the tuition deadline will result in a hold being placed on your registration. If tuition is not paid by the add/drop deadline (final tuition deadline), all classes may be dropped.

Preferred method of payment: online e-payment (e-check or credit card).

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Federal government regulations dictate non-degree seeking students are not eligible to receive federal aid; therefore, visiting students cannot receive financial aid.

Scholarship funding is only available to those who have been admitted as degree seeking students, and therefore are not available to visiting students.

Waive or Pay for Student Health Plan

Students enrolled ¾ time or more (4.5 term credits) are required to have health insurance coverage. Since you will only be here spring and/or summer, if you're registered for at least 4.5 credits you are automatically enrolled in and charged for BYU’s Student Health Plan. If you have your own health insurance and don't want to use the Student Health Plan, you will need to waive the health plan online to avoid being charged.

If you have your own insurance, click the do it link on the 'Waive Student Health Plan' task below to waive the BYU Student Health Plan.

Enroll: If you choose to use the BYU Student Health Plan, stay current on your monthly payments through My Financial Center. Click here To view the current BYU Student Health Plan handbook (coverage and cost information).

Deadline to make first payment: term add/drop deadline.


Visiting students are required to live either in on-campus housing or in BYU contracted off-campus housing. When you make your housing choice, click the do it link on the 'Update My Personal Information' task below to update your residential address (this is required).

On-Campus Housing

Off-Campus Housing

The Off-Campus Housing office has a vacancy listings website to help you in your search for BYU contracted housing. You may also be interested in checking KSL.com/classifieds and/or Craigslist for other available housing options near BYU. Just remember, your housing choice has to be BYU contracted. Visit the Off-Campus Housing website for contact information.

Meal Plans

BYU Meal Plans make it easier for you to save time and money by offering a convenient and affordable selection of meals.  All students, not just freshmen, can use a meal plan. Check out The Commons at the Cannon Center, the Cougareat, any of the four BYU Creamery locations, or many other dining options around campus.  For specifics about the dining options, click here.

Payments for your on-campus housing and meal plans can be made online through My Financial Center.

Tuberculosis (TB) Test

If you have lived outside of the United States or Canada for six months or more within the last five years, you are required by Utah state law to have a tuberculosis skin test.

Failure to comply with this Utah State Law by the first day of classes will result in a TB hold being placed on your record. This hold prevents you from changing classes and registering for future semesters. Ultimately, failure to comply with this requirement may result in you being withdrawn from the University. If you are an international student, your student visa status may be terminated. If you have any questions, please call (801) 422-5134 or (801) 422-7711.

You can set up an appointment to have the TB test by calling the Student Health Center at (801) 422-2771. A small fee will be charged for the test. The county health department can also administer the test for a minimal fee. You will need to fax appropriate documentation to BYU Medical Records at (801) 422-0761. Contact the BYU Student Health Center for more information and questions.

Advisement Services

The University Advisement Center is the perfect place to help you during your time at BYU as a visiting student. If you want to meet with an advisor, click the visit it link on the 'University Advisement Center' task below for information about services they offer.

Click here to read some FAQ's about being a visiting student.

Communication with BYU (YMessage)

YMessage is the system that many BYU offices use to communicate with you about secure information.  This is where you will receive important notifications and can discuss personal items regarding your registration, academic record and financial account which can't be answered through regular email. You can also initiate a question by sending a new message. You will be prompted to select a topic, which will route your message to the most appropriate BYU office. Take a tour of your YMessage account here.

You will be notified through your email account when new items are available in YMessage for you to view. Click the do it link on the 'Update My Personal Information' task to confirm or update the email address you have provided the University.

How To BYU

The Office of First-Year Experience is dedicated to help you get the most out of your first year at BYU. They provide your first-year peer mentor, new student orientation, newsletters, and information about succeeding as a new student. 

"How to BYU" is a website that provides a guide to what first-year students need to know. It will help you learn more information about housing and transportation, student life, first-year mentoring, and more.

Click the do it button on 'How to BYU' to start learning the ropes at BYU.

Getting Around (Maps and Transportation Options)

Interactive Map: BYU offers an interactive map to help new students get familiar with campus. You can use it just like Google Maps to plan how to get from your dorm to any building on campus. The map also highlights parking, dining areas, open access computer labs, sports fields and other campus services. Click here to see the map.

Printable map: If you need a map to bring with you as a reference on your first day of class, BYU offers you a printable Campus Map. Click here to print the map.

BYU Mobile App: If you have a smart device, download the BYU mobile app for a list of vending machines that have your favorite snack, campus webcams, an interactive campus map, and more. Click here to download the app.

Transportation options:

There are many modes of transportation at BYU including walking, biking, driving or busing to campus.

Personal Vehicle: There are no fees for Spring and Summer terms. On-campus residents do not need to pay the fees, but do need to register their vehicle. 

The Ryde: The Ryde is a BYU contracted bus that picks students up from BYU off-campus housing locations and drops them off at the heart of BYU campus. The Ryde runs twice an hour from various locations. The Ryde is free for all students.

Bike: Any bike that is ridden or parked on campus should be registered with a bike license. BYU accepts any Utah County city bike license.

Walk: You can walk from one end of BYU to the other in about 20 minutes. BYU tries to be self-contained, providing grocery stores, restaurants, and even dry cleaning on campus. Within minutes, you can walk anywhere you need to be.

BYU CarShare (Enterprise): The BYU CarShare program is designed to help students who don't own a car go anywhere they need, whenever they need. Vehicles are rented for rates as low as $9 per hour*. The rate includes gas, insurance, and 24-hour assistance. *Prices subject to change.

BYU Bike Sharing: The BYU bike sharing program offers students an opportunity to rent a bike per semester (Fall/Winter) or  per term (Spring/Summer). The price also includes a bike lock and maintenance. This is a great option for students looking for a quicker way to get to campus.

Other Things you Might be Interested In

Check out the links below for more information about helpful services and offices at BYU!

Click the More Info link to learn more about each one, or click the Do It link to take care of it online.