Frequently Asked Questions
Here are answers to questions we hear most often. If you don't see an answer to your question, give us a call at (801) 524-8145 or send us an email.
A: Currently, about 2,200. Those 2,200 students come from all 50 states and from more than 60 countries worldwide.
A: No. There are more than 400 computers available for student use. You may bring your own computer if you wish, however. There is wireless access throughout campus, and Windows 7 is the system supported here. Some classes require specific software that runs only on a PC or a dual platform Mac.
A: Students must apply no later than 10 days before the beginning of each semester or term. We recommend that you apply early in order to have a good selection of classes when you register.International students do have a deadline to allow time for visa processing. The international deadlines are March 31 for Summer Session, July 31 for Fall Semester, and November 15 for Winter Semester.
A: LDS Business College is an open admissions institution. If you have graduated from a regionally-accredited high school, and commit to live the College’s honor code and keep the required dress and grooming standard (see Part 3 of the application), you will likely be admitted.
A: Students whose native language is not English are required to provide a test score to show English proficiency. They can use the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Pearson Test, IELTS, or the Michigan Test.
A: It’s simple. You can apply online at www.besmart.com. Complete the application form there, send in a copy of your high school (and college, if applicable) transcripts, and pay the $35 application fee.
A: We welcome students of all faiths, but all students must commit to keep the College’s code of honor, and to register for an Institute of Religion class each semester.
TUITION & INSURANCE
A: Tuition for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is $1,530 per semester; others attending full time pay $3,060 per semester. For part-time students (1-11 credit hours) the rate is $128 or $255 per hour.
A: Tuition is due on the first day of the semester or session, but a two-week grace period is offered before any penalties are assessed.
A: LDS Business College requires all continuing students enrolled at least 3/4 time to have adequate medical coverage for the duration of their enrollment at the College. To satisfy this requirement, students must enroll in either the LDS Business College Student Health Plan or a group medical plan provided by their employer or their spouse's or parent's employer.
A: The name of your insurance company and your policy/contract number.
A: You must submit a waiver your first semester at LDS Business College and each academic year thereafter (Fall Semester). This can be done online through your student account or at the Cashier's Office.
A: You must enroll yourself at the beginning of each semester. This can be done online through your student account or at the Cashier's Office.
A: Student insurance waivers and enrollments are due by the tuition due date.
A: Insurance premiums are due by the tuition due date.
A: Yes. The College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the same institution that accredits the state colleges and universities in Utah as well as BYU and Westminster. This means credits earned here are recognized. If you plan to transfer, we recommend you enroll in one of our transfer programs to be sure your classes meet specific program requirements at another institution.
A: We offer a Summer Session beginning in May, Fall Semester begins in September, and Winter Semester starts in January. Click here for exact dates.
A: At LDS Business College we focus on small classes to give you maximum interaction with your instructor. We think the working world and real-life exposure of classrooms are important parts of your education. Some classes are available online, but we believe our students are best served by interacting with other students and faculty as part of the learning process.
A: You can easily apply for freshmen scholarships as part of your application process (check the box on Part 2). The College also offers a number of scholarships for continuing students, and there's even a scholarship for students who graduate from the College to be used at the university of their choice. Click here to see scholarship categories.
A: Students may apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Grants and loans are available. Click here for more information.
A: Yes. There are several. The student life web site has more information. If you don’t see something you are particularly interested in, you are welcome to start a club of your own.
A: Yes. Service is a big part of our campus. There are numerous ways to give of yourself. Our students have done everything from planting flowers at Temple Square to working with the Salt Lake City Family Shelter and tutoring at a local elementary school.
A: Elections are held every February for offices for the following academic year. If you choose not to run for office, you can still be involved on a committee.