2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Admissions Procedures, Policies, and Deadlines

LDS Business College accepts qualified students without regard to race, color, creed, gender, national origin, age, or disability, provided they have met the equivalent of high school graduation requirements and the ability to benefit*; agree to abide by the Church Educational System (CES) Honor Code, including the Dress and Grooming Standards, and are otherwise qualified as determined by College policy. Qualified applicants are admitted based on educational goals and commitment to College policies and standards.

All students must provide a placement test for math and English classes; non-native speakers must provide an English proficiency test. International applicants must also adhere to all federal immigration and laws and regulations, including affidavit of financial support and submitting necessary payment prior to being issued an I-20.

Admission may be restricted by semester or department depending on College capacities.

Admissions Procedures

Prospective students may apply via the Internet at the Church Education System (CES) application website: apply.lds.org

All applicants will be required to complete an Ecclesiastical Endorsement as part of their admissions application.

  • LDS applicants will need to meet with the bishop of the ward where their records reside and a member of their stake presidency.
  • Non-LDS applicants will need to complete an initial interview with their own clergy or an LDS bishop and then have a follow-up interview with the LDSBC Chaplain, Keith Burkhart at 801-524-1923 or via email: keith.burkhart@ldschurch.org.

Application Fee

There is a one-time $35.00 application fee. CES admission application does not accept fee waivers.

Application Materials

Applicants are to be honest and forthright in providing all education history (from domestic and international institution). Any student who fails to provide correct information will be denied admissions.

Send application materials to:

CES Admissions Processing

A-41 ASB

Provo, UT 84602

Phone (801) 422-2507

Students will need to submit an English Proficiency Test if their native and home language is not English. Students will need to have the minimum scores, including sub-scores as follows:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - 66 Internet-based Test (Sub score of 17 reading, 17 writing, 16 listening, 16 speaking) –
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) -Overall: 6.0 with sub scores of Reading: 6.0, Writing: 5.0, Listening: 6.0, Speaking: 5.5
  • PTE (Pearson’s Test of English) -Composite: 46 with sub scores of Reading: 47, Writing: 47, Listening: 45, Speaking: 45
  • Cambridge English Test (Advanced Placement Test (CAE) or Proficiency Test (CPE): Composite: 169, Reading: 169, Listening 169, Speaking 162, Writing 154.

NOTE: We do not accept either the Michigan MELAB or the Michigan Internexus tests effective September 1, 2017. 

If a student has taken a college level English course, they can submit the transcript and notify the Office of Admissions to review the document and course to waive the English Proficiency Test requirement. NOTE: ESL courses do not take the place of English Proficiency requirements.

Application Deadlines

Applications must have all application material submitted or postmarked on or before the established deadlines listed below. For information on other application deadlines, please contact admissions@ldsbc.edu.



            Semester Application Deadlines
Fall 2017 (September 11 - December 15)

International Applicants: August 2, 2017
Domestic Applicants:   August 25, 2017

Winter 2018 (January 8 - April 12) International Applicants: November 27, 2017
Domestic Applicants:   December 20, 2017
Spring 2018 (April 23 - July 23)   

International Applicants: March 15, 2018
Domestic Applicants:   April 9, 2018


Applicant Types

Domestic and International students will select one applicant type on the admission application.

  • New Freshman. Any student who will graduate or who has graduated from high school by the time they enroll at the Business College. This includes those students who have concurrent enrollment while in high school. (high school/home school or high school graduate).
  • Former. Any student who has attended LDSBC prior to re-applying (With either no additional credit since last attending LDSBC or with additional credit since last attending LDSBC).
  • Transfer students:
    • With fewer than 24 semester/36 quarter hours of college/university credit with some credit taken after high school graduation.
    • More than 24 semester/36 quarter hours of college/university credit with some credit taken after high school graduation.
  • Non-Matriculation. Non-Degree seeking students, who will not be eligible for aid.
  • Concurrent Enrollment. Applying to attend LDSBC part-time while still attending high school.

Notification of Application Status and Admission

Applicants can track their status and view their admission decision online at apply.lds.org. Admission decision are usually made no later than four to six weeks after the final application deadline.

International Students

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. LDSBC accepts evaluations from World Education Services/ WES (www.wes.org) and International Education Research Foundation/IERF (www.ierf.org/byu-ces). IERF is preferred.
  • Financial Information. Please review the CES admission application for specific details.
  • 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)
Subject Area/ Sub Scores
Reading Listening
Speaking
Writing
Composite
TOEFL (IBT) 17
16
16
17
66
IELTS
6.0
6.0
5.5
5.0
6.0
Pearson's PTE
47
45
45
47
46
Cambridge English -
Advanced Placement Test (CAE) or Proficiency Test (CPE)

169
169
162
154
169

International Student Deposit

All international students who are admitted will be required to submit a deposit in the amount equal to three semesters of full-time tuition (fully refundable if the student does not attend).

Homeschool Applicants

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

BYU-Pathway Worldwide Students

LDSBC welcomes BYU-Pathway Worldwide students to apply for admissions. On the admissions application, applicants will enter Pathway as an institution in their educational history and provide their Pathway transcript and any additional materials required as outlined in the admissions application. BYU-Pathway Worldwide applicants will follow the regular admission process and are subject to the same admission requirements for all applicants. The BYU-Pathway transcript does not take the place for the English Proficiency requirement. Admission is not guaranteed for Pathway students.