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Test and Transfer Credit

Students may earn a maximum of 50 percent of the credit required for a credential from LDS Business College by test credit and transfer credit.

Test Credit

Test credit includes Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and course challenge examinations. All scores must be on official transcripts.

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit earned at other regionally accredited colleges or universities which meets the general education requirements of LDS Business College is normally accepted if grades of C- or better have been earned. Other credits will be applied on the basis of appropriateness to the specific degree program requirements. The cumulative gradepoint average of students who transfer to the College is computed only on the basis of course work completed at the College.

International Transfer Credit

Students with transcripts from institutions outside the United States may be given credit at LDS Business College on a case-by-case basis. For more information, click here.

Advanced Placement (AP)

Credit is given to students for Advanced Placement scores of three, four, or five in appropriate subjects which apply to the established general education requirements for graduation from a chosen program. See your academic advisor for more information.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Credit is given for certain CLEP exams which apply to the established general education requirements for graduation from a chosen program. See your academic advisor for details.

Challenge Examinations

Challenge examinations may be taken by students who have attended a school with limited transferability or who have through work or life experience attained knowledge equivalent to what is being taught in a college course. Department chairs and the vice president for academic affairs determine which course offerings are open to challenge. Students wishing to challenge a departmental class should see the department chair. For details, click here.

Adding Courses

Courses may be added through the date noted on the Academic Calendar.

Dropping Courses

Drops exist to allow students the ability to adjust their class schedule and load at the beginning of each semester. Courses may be dropped through the date noted on the Academic Calendar.

Withdrawal from Courses

Withdrawals exist to allow students time to determine if a class fits their ability and goals. Students are expected to take responsibility to ensure that their schedules are correct and to attend all courses for which they are registered until they officially withdraw from those courses. The following policies apply:
1. Students who have not attended class by the final class session of the first week of the semester may be administratively dropped by the Registrar’s Office at the request of course instructors. This policy does not, however, relieve students of the responsibility to inform the Registrar’s Office in advance of the semester of classes they do not plan to attend.
2. Students must drop from their schedules the courses which they do not plan to attend. Dropped courses will not appear on student transcripts if they are dropped by the date announced on the Academic Calendar.
3. After the time period designated above, students who officially withdraw from a course receive a W (official withdrawal) on their permanent record. The W is not used in calculating GPA. Official withdrawal may occur through the date announced on the Academic Calendar.
4. Under no circumstances is dropping a course after the official withdrawal period permitted for purposes of avoiding an unsatisfactory grade. After the end of the official withdrawal period, withdrawal (W) will only be authorized for critical circumstances which are beyond control and prevent students from completing courses for which they are registered. In such cases, circumstances must be documented and presented in a petition to the Registrar. In cases of serious illness or injury, family members may petition for student withdrawal.
5. Students who never attended class or who stop attending class but do not officially withdraw by the withdrawal deadline, will receive an Unofficial Withdrawal (UW). The UW is calculated in the GPA as a failing grade.

Withdrawal from the College

Students can withdraw from the College at their own discretion. (However, be sure to see Withdrawal from Courses above for grading implications and Refund Policy for refund information.) To withdraw, students must :
1. Submit a completed withdrawal form to the Registrar’s Office (forms are available from the Registrar) or written notification of withdrawal. (The official date of withdrawal will be the date written notification is received by the College.)
2. Complete a refund application and submit it along with a copy of a completed withdrawal form to the Cashier’s Office, if a refund is desired.


Students wishing to audit a class (register for and attend class as a “listener” without receiving credit) must declare this at the time of registration. Tuition and fees are the same as if the class were taken for credit. Audited courses fulfill no graduation requirements and earn no credit. Therefore, they do not count in the credit load for international students, veterans, students receiving financial aid, or other tuition support programs. Students may not challenge courses they have audited. Incomplete grade contracts may not be fulfilled by auditing a course. It is possible to change from audit status to credit status, or vice versa, from the beginning of the registration period through the last date to drop classes (the end of the first week of the semester). (See Academic Calendar.) Credit/audit changes should only be made after careful consideration of the financial aid and credit load implications and after consultation with the Financial Aid Office and an academic advisor.