BGS Advisors

Finishing your BYU degree is an exciting time for you! The BGS staff has assisted thousands of former BYU students in resuming their studies, and over 2,200 have already graduated. You can do it too!

To schedule an appointment with an advisor, please call us at 801-422-4351 or email at

Here are some ways the BGS advisors can help you as you apply to the program:

  • Access your BYU records and check your eligibility.
  • Determine if the BGS Program is a good option for you.
  • Give preliminary advisement on what you may need to finish your degree, from university core (general education) requirements to the areas of emphasis.
  • Assist you throughout the application process.
  • Provide a thorough and official evaluation of your credits once you officially apply to the program.
  • Assist you in developing your graduation plan.
  • Answer your questions or direct you to the appropriate office.

Once you apply to the program, we are here to support you the entire way. When you are an admitted student, the BGS advisors will:

  • Offer you moral support, motivation, and encouragement.
  • Provide at least a yearly review of your graduation plan.
  • Process your annual ecclesiastical endorsement and matriculation fee.
  • Help you make changes to your graduation plan as needed, ensuring that all requirements are being met.
  • Administer the BGS financial assistance program.
  • Keep you updated about program developments, events, and resources.
  • Guide you through the graduation process.
  • Answer your questions or direct you to the appropriate office.

Make an appointment to meet with your advisor:

  • American Studies - Ariel Christensen
  • Business/Management - Jessie Scoville
  • Education - Jessie Scoville
  • English - Jessie Scoville
  • Exercise and Wellness - Jessie Scoville or Ariel Christensen
  • Family Life  - Jessie Scoville or Ariel Christensen
  • History - Jessie Scoville or Ariel Christensen
  • Psychology - Ariel Christensen

Your advisor can meet with you:

  • in person
  • through Zoom (video call)
  • over the phone (801-422-4351)
  • via email