Preparing for College Success: A Homeschooler’s Journey Through BYU Independent Study

As homeschooling parents, we strive to provide our children with the best education, covering the basics and preparing them for the challenges of higher education.

    Meet Jonathan, a 17-year-old homeschooler passionate about learning with a clear vision for his future. Like many homeschool students, Jonathan faced the challenge of finding advanced coursework that matched his academic level and interests. That’s when he discovered BYU Independent Study, a program offering high school and university-level courses in a flexible, online format.

    Jonathan embarked on a journey through BYU’s Independent Study offerings, enrolling in Advanced Placement (AP) Biology, Calculus, and English Literature courses. These courses not only provided him with college-level content but also taught him critical time management and self-discipline skills.

The Impact of Independent Study

The impact of BYU Independent Study on Jonathan’s educational path was profound. Before even stepping on campus, he earned college credits and gained a deeper understanding of the subjects he loved. This head start allowed him to confidently enter college, ready to tackle his chosen major in biomedical engineering.

    Jonathan’s success story is a testament to the effectiveness of BYU Independent Study for homeschoolers preparing for college. It offers a diverse catalog of courses, from core subjects to electives, all accredited and designed to challenge and engage young minds.

A Message to Homeschool Parents

As you guide your children through their educational journey, consider the benefits of incorporating BYU Independent Study into their curriculum. It could be the key to unlocking their potential and setting them to academic and professional success.

    Jonathan’s experience is just one of many success stories. BYU Independent Study has opened doors for countless homeschool students, providing them with the tools and knowledge they need to excel in college and beyond.

    Remember, every child’s path is unique, but with the proper preparation, they can all reach the same destination: a successful and fulfilling college experience.

    For more information on BYU Independent Study and how it can benefit your homeschooler, visit BYU’s Independent Study website at or contact the Independent Study support team for personalized guidance.