2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Transfer Evaluation

Transfer from LDSBC

While LDSBC makes every effort to establish articulation agreements with other colleges and universities, students who are considering transferring to another college or university should review that institution’s transfer guidelines.

Transfer to LDBC

LDSBC generally accepts college level transfer credits from regionally-accredited colleges and universities. Courses from institutions that are not regionally-accredited are generally not transferable to LDSBC except in circumstances where there is an articulation agreement with a specific institution and program. Generally, courses completed 10 or more years ago will be accepted as elective credit.

Only transfer courses with a grade of C- or higher are eligible for transfer consideration. Additionally, transfer credit may be used to satisfy degree requirements but will not be calculated into the LDSBC GPA. Transfer courses in disciplines not offered at LDSBC or considered to be out of harmony with established principles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will not be accepted by LDSBC for credit consideration.

Institute of Religion Cornerstone classes with a grade are transferrable. These classes do not count toward the religion residency requirement.

Full Disclosure of Transfer Schools

Failure to submit official transcripts to LDSBC from all institutions a student has attended or are currently attending, both U.S. and international, may result in disciplinary action including dismissal from LDBC.

Official Transcripts

LDSBC considers evaluation of courses only with an official college or university transcript. Official transcripts are transcripts mailed in a sealed envelope from the institution or through a secured electronic transmission. LDSBC will not evaluate transcripts submitted via any method deemed unsecure by the College.

Concurrent/Dual Enrollment Programs

Students may receive credit for courses previously taken through an early college program if those courses were administered from a regionally-accredited college or university and are recorded on an official college or university transcript. Official transcripts must be sent to LDSBC to be considered for transferability. Concurrent or dual enrollment courses sent on a high school transcript will not be considered for transferability.

Transfer of Religion Credit from Other Universities

Religion credit earned at other LDS Church schools will transfer to LDSBC as an equivalent religion course or elective credit so long as the course is taken for credit and such credit is noted on an official transcript. While religion credits from other LDS Church schools may transfer to fulfill required religion content, they do not satisfy the LDSBC resident religion requirement (religion courses taken from LDSBC). Coursework in religious studies from any institution other than an LDS Church school or Institute of Religion will not be accepted toward filling the LDSBC religion requirements.

Transfer of Religion credit from CES Institutes of Religion

Religion credit earned at Church Education System (CES) Institutes of Religion will transfer to LDSBC as an equivalent religion course or elective credit so long as the course is taken for “Church University” or “BYU” credit and such credit is noted on an official Institute transcript. Qualifying Religion credit taken from CES Institutes of Religion will fulfill both the LDSBC content and resident religion requirement.