How to Apply

Choose a Net ID

All Church Education System (CES) schools use the same website to receive applications. When you apply to LDS Business College on this website, you'll create a username (Net ID) and password to identify yourself. Once admitted, the Net ID that you chose will become your official LDS Business College email address.

LDS Business College admits students to start each fall, winter and spring semester. The available semesters will be shown in the application.

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You can apply online at

Be prepared to provide the following:

  • A full educational history, including all colleges and universities you have attended.

  • Your unweighted high school GPA. (Not sure what this is? Check with your high school.) You may also be asked to submit your transcript.

  • The account associated with your membership record number if you are a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

  • Any educational history completed outside of the United States. Please see the section on International Work below for additional instructions.

If you are a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you’ll be asked to meet with your bishop and a member of your stake presidency. You will initiate this process in the application, and then schedule an appointment with these leaders.

Not a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? You’ll still initiate the endorsement process in the application, but you can meet with a local bishop or your own clergy. Afterwards, you’ll meet with our college chaplain. If you are unsure who this is, the Office of Admissions can help.


Only submit documents asked for in the application.

  • Once you’ve completed all sections of the application, check the Status page for a list of documents to provide.

  • Pay your one-time $35 application fee. If you have already paid this fee to apply to LDS Business College, you won’t need to pay it again.

Once all sections are marked as complete, be sure to click the ‘Submit Application’ button on the bottom of the Status page.

Admission decisions can take from several weeks to a few months depending on the semester you’ve applied for. Please see the Dates and Deadlines page to learn more.

Watch your email for an admissions notification. You will need to log in to your application to see the official decision.

If you’re admitted to the college, you’ll receive another email within 24 to 48 hours containing your Net ID for LDS Business College. This will also become your new LDS Business College email. (So if your assigned Net ID is johndee, your LDS Business College email address will be

After admission, all official school communications will be sent to this email address, so be sure to check it often.

International Educational Work

In addition to the standard application materials listed above, International students and U.S. citizens educated abroad (except most international American schools) must provide the following:

  • High school transcripts and, if applicable, college or university transcripts must be evaluated by an evaluation agency as part of the application process. These evaluations must show evidence of a U.S. high school diploma equivalency. LDSBC accepts evaluations from the following evaluation agencies:

  • Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or Cambridge): International and U.S. Students not educated in an English language curriculum are required to demonstrate English language proficiency by meeting minimum scores on one of the exams listed below. In certain cases, these exams may be required of students educated in an English language curriculum as well. Official TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or Cambridge English—CAE or CPE results are required of applicants from non-English speaking countries or U.S. citizens whose high school education was not in English.

    • Any subscore below our minimums will be reviewed by the admissions committee. The minimum score and subscore requirements (subject to change) are as follows*:

Subject Area/Sub Scores Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL (IBT) 17 16 16 17
IELTS 6.0 6.0 5.5 5.0
Pearson's PTE 47 45 45 47
Cambridge English - Advanced Placement Test (CAE) or Proficiency Test (CPE) 169 169 162 154
*Effective September 1, 2017, LDSBC does not accept the Michigan MELAB or the Michigan Internexus tests.

Student Deposit

In order for students to be successful academically at LDS Business College, they must also be financially prepared. All international students (those in F-1 student status) who are admitted to the college are required to complete additional steps before attending. The instructions for this process will be sent to the email address you use to apply once you have been admitted to LDS Business College.

Admitted international students will be required to complete the following steps before an I-20 will be issued:

  1. Submit a copy of your passport

  2. Submit an affidavit of support signed by your sponsor

  3. Provide a bank statement from your sponsor indicating at least $14,000 USD for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and $18,000 for non-members

  4. Pay the international student deposit*

*Effective Starting Winter 2019 Admits: Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be required to pay $5,000 USD and non-member students $7,500 USD to the LDSBC cashier’s office following notification of their admission. Students will not be able to register for classes, nor will the I-20 be created until the deposit is paid and all other documents are received. The registration hold will be removed once all required documents and full deposit are received. There is no option for students to pay a portion of the deposit. A full deposit is required. At LDSBC, the deposit will be held in escrow with the intent that it will assist the student to begin school. Students who are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may access up to $3,000 and non-member students may access up to $5,500 to be applied towards their fees and tuition. The remaining $2,000, which is set aside for the student as an emergency fund, is for the purchase of a plane ticket to return to their home country.

High School Transcript Verification

For students who have completed their high school work at a U.S.-accredited institution, the applicant will need to self-report their high school GPA. However, the admissions office reserves the right to request a transcript to verify high school completion and GPA at random as well as in the event that conflicting information may be present in the application. If a transcript is required, it will be indicated on your status screen or from the email address.

Need help? Want to talk to someone?

Did you forget your Net ID or password to access the application? If so, contact the help desk at (801) 524-8119 or For questions regarding the application process, call (801) 524-8145 or email