How to Apply

What type of student are you?

Every student who applies to or attends a Church Education System (CES) school creates a Net ID (username) and a password on the CES application website.

Students can apply online at one convenient site for any institution in the LDS Church Educational System. To apply to LDS Business College, follow the link to apply.lds.org and click Apply Here & Check Application Status. You will create a Net ID as part of the application process. Once your application is complete, you will be notified by e-mail that an admissions decision has been made.

  • Apply Online

  • Submit Required Information

  • Complete the Ecclesiastical Endorsement Process

  • Admission Decision Notification

  • All application materials must be received by the semester admission deadlines.

  • There is a $35 application fee for all new students applying to the college.

  • Students are welcome to begin at the beginning of any semester

  • Dates and Deadlines

* Call 801-524-8145 for help with the application process.

NEED HELP?

Did you forget your Net-ID or password?
 If so, contact the helpdesk at 801-524-8119 or helpdesk@ldsbc.edu.

You still have questions? We have answers. Fill out a college interest form if you would like to:

  • Receive additional information.

  • Schedule a campus tour.

  • Get a call from the admissions office.

HOME SCHOOL STUDENTS

Home school students who qualify for admission are admitted after reaching age 17, or after the graduation date of their traditional high school class. Students must submit the equivalent of a high school diploma. The following are the equivalent of a high school diploma:

  • Diploma, certificate, or transcript showing completion of Home School program that is recognized by a state as evidence of High School Completion.

  • A GED Certificate

  • Evidence of a passing score on tests recognized by the state and similar to the GED, such as the High School Equivalency Test or HiSET and the Test Assessing Secondary Completion or TASC

Students who wish to return to the College after an absence of more than one academic semester (not including Summer Session), including servicemen released from active duty, must reapply. No additional application fees are charged. Returning students will need a new Student Commitment and Confidential Report (Part 3 of application) when reapplying. All application materials must be received 10 days before the semester begins.

Returning students who previously graduated from the College may be eligible for free tuition for one class. Check the Alumni Association for information about tuition privileges for LDS Business College graduates.

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 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 earned at other regionally accredited colleges or universities that 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 grade-point average of students who transfer to the College is computed only on the basis of course work completed at the College.

U.S. transfer students applying with fewer than 30 semester or 45 quarters of college credit completed after high school follow the same application requirements as new freshmen. Applicants with 30 semester or 45 quarter hours or more of college credit complete and submit the following:

  • Parts 1-4 and Part 7 of the Application for Admissions and Scholarship

  • $35 non-refundable application fee

  • Official transcripts from each college or university attended or attending

All application materials must be received 10 days before the semester begins.

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

We’re glad you’re considering LDS Business College for your education. We want to make the application process as simple as possible. To begin, please fill out a CES Application. International student application instructions will be outlined during the application process.

If you're interested in any of the local English as a Second Language (ESL) Centers you can find a list here.

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 US 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, or PTE results are required of applicants from non-English speaking countries or U.S. citizens whose high school education was not in English.
    • The minimum score requirements are as follows: (subject to change) Effective September 1, 2017, LDSBC does not accept the Michigan MELAB or the Michigan Internexus tests.
subject area and subject scores

 

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 $13,000 USD
  4. Pay the international student deposit.*

*Effective Starting Winter 2019 Admits: LDS members will be required to pay $5,000 USD and non-LDS 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. LDS students may access up to $3,000 and non-LDS 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.

Semester Application Deadlines (International Applicants) Application Deadlines (Domestic Applicants)
Fall 2018 (September 17 - December 19) August 8, 2018 August 30, 2018
Winter 2019 (January 7 - April 11) November 28, 2018 December 16, 2018
Spring 2019 (April 22 - July 23) March 13, 2019 April 8, 2019
Fall 2019 (September 16 - December 18) August 9, 2019 August 31, 2019

Want to talk to someone?

If you want help applying, contact us in Admissions at 801-524-8145.

If you need help with your LDS account or password, contact us at Help Desk at 801-524-8119 or helpdesk@ldsbc.edu.