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Brigham Young University has announced that it will extend the application deadline for its Summer Visiting Student Program, which allows non-BYU students to enroll in summer term classes.

Interested students who apply by June 22 - the first day of class - will have full student privileges during summer term, allowing them to enroll full or part time in all BYU courses, and to participate in student activities.The new program, designed specifically for high school graduates who are or will be pursuing degrees at another college or university, was created to give more students access to the university community, said associate academic vice president John Tanner.

"It is our intention to provide visiting students with an authentic BYU experience," Tanner said. "Students will be expected to be serious about their studies and to observe the Honor Code. They also will be invited to participate in forums, devotionals, cultural events, campus wards and all aspects of campus life."

In its inaugural year, more than 1,000 visiting students are expected to participate in the program during spring and summer terms. University officials expect that the program will grow next year as more students make plans to participate. BYU's Board of Trustees has authorized additional faculty and support staff during spring and summer terms to accommodate visiting students.

To assist visiting students, the university will offer advisement for those who want to transfer their BYU credits to other schools. Students will also be encouraged to take classes that meet their long-term educational needs.

While financial aid is not available to visiting students, they are eligible to work on campus. They will also have access to on-campus housing on a space-available basis.

Students who would like to enroll at BYU full-time after participating in the program must apply through the regular admissions process.

To apply, prospective students need to complete a one-page application available from the Admissions Office and provide an ecclesiastical endorsement. For more information, call the Admissions Office at 801-378-2507.