For more than 125 years, LDS Business College has provided quality career preparation, with small classes and personalized instruction from dedicated faculty. The College, owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and located in downtown Salt Lake City, offers a spiritual setting that promotes faith, high standards, character development and hope in the future.
Each year, close to 1,900 students join us from every state and many foreign countries. Despite their diverse backgrounds, these students share educational, spiritual, social and emotional experiences that unify and encourage study by faith.
We invite you to read student stories, visit our campus, and attend New Student Orientation as you support your student. The following answers to our most frequently asked questions may also provide assistance.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do students apply to LDS Business College?
- To apply to LDS Business College, follow the link to besmart.com and click on Apply Here or Check Application Status. Students will create a Net ID as part of the application process. All application materials must be received 10 days before the semester begins. Once the application is complete, the student will be notified by e-mail that an admissions decision has been made.
Is an ACT/SAT required for admission? What is the minimum GPA for admission?
- LDS Business College is an open admissions institution. The ACT or SAT exam is not required for admission (although one is required for freshman scholarships). Students who have not taken the ACT or SAT will take the COMPASS test for placement in math and English classes. Applicants must also submit an ecclesiastical endorsement (PDF) form to their LDS bishop and stake presidency.
Where is the Freshman Scholarship application? What other scholarships are available?
- The Freshman Scholarship application is part of the online Be Smart admission application to LDS Business College. To apply for freshman awards, submit Parts 1-7 of the Application for Admission and Scholarships, along with your transcript and ACT or SAT score, and pay the $35 application fee. Check the Freshman Scholarship box on Part 2 of the Online Application. The deadline is March 1.
Do you have on-campus housing?
- No; however, there are various privately owned apartment units near LDS Business College that are either within walking distance or are close to public transportation. LDS Business College can help you find housing that has been pre-approved by our Housing Office for your student. For a list of approved housing visit our Housing page or call 801-524-8180.
Paying for college can be overwhelming, what financial help is available?
- The cost of attending LDS Business College is comparatively low due to the generous subsidy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Public and private scholarships as well as funding from state and federal sources are in place to assist students with the cost of their education. Students are strongly encouraged to explore all routes of potential aid.
- LDS Business College Scholarships: The College offers a variety of scholarships ranging from $300 to full tuition. For more information, visit the Scholarship page.
- Financial Aid: Federal financial aid is available to qualifying students. Federal aid may include grants and/or student loans. For application instructions and eligibility requirements, visit the Financial Aid page.
- Tuition: It’s important to know the costs of attending college as students plan their college careers. For information information regarding our tuition rates, deadlines and medical insurance information, visit the Tuition page.
Do classes transfer to other schools? Are your programs transferable?
- The Associate of Science in General Studies degree and the Associate of Science in Integrated Studies degree are transferable to all four-year institutions in Utah that are accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. These degrees have been designed specifically to meet the general education requirements of those institutions but are recognized by accredited colleges and universities throughout the United States. We recommend students complete their Associates of Science degree before transferring onto a four-year college or university.
What is Integrated Studies?
- Integrated Studies is a powerful program that combines career skills with preparation to transfer to a four-year institution. It combines with any one- or two-year program offered at the College and is a great way to prepare to earn while you learn.
Are religion classes incorporated in the curriculum?
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has always maintained that education is not complete without the study of religion. For this reason, religion courses are provided so students may gain an increased knowledge and conviction of the gospel of Jesus Christ along with their technical and academic education. Because regular gospel study should be a continuous part of a student’s college experience, the ideal is to take one religion class each semester.
What are the Honor Code and the Dress & Grooming standards?
- LDS Business College is a unique institution of higher learning. This is not just a college; it is a house of learning, dedicated by a prophet of God for sacred purposes. The Honor Code enhances your student’s ability to learn while it protects the College’s distinctive spiritual environment.
Do you accept concurrent enrollment courses from other colleges & universities? What about AP credit?
- Concurrent enrollment credit earned at other regionally accredited colleges or universities that meet the general education requirements of LDS Business College is normally accepted if grades of C- or better have been earned and an official transcript of the college or university is submitted.
- We also accept Advanced Placement credit. We have a list of AP exams and the credit that can be earned at LDS Business College.
Are employment opportunities available while attending LDS Business College?
- There are various employment opportunities for students attending LDS Business College. Not only are there multiple off-campus employment opportunities within minutes of LDS Business College, but also student employment is available on the LDSBC campus as well as Temple Square.
- The goal of LDS Business College is to prepare students for productive careers. To that end, we strongly encourage that all students, international and domestic, find appropriate and legal work opportunities while completing their degrees. To review available on-campus student employment opportunities visit the Academic and Career Advising Center located on the 4th floor of the College or call 801-524-8151.
Are there resources for learning disabilities?
- LDS Business College provides accommodations for students with documented disabilities so that they may operate on an equal level with all students in their academic pursuits. Students must provide the Learning Assistance Lab director with written verification of their disability, issued by a qualified medical or psychological professional. This documentation should include evidence of testing, diagnosis, prognosis and recommended accommodations. Upon meeting with the Learning Assistance Lab director, actual accommodations are determined on the basis of the verified disability and are provided in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. All contact with, and information supplied to the director is kept strictly confidential. The Learning Assistance Lab has more information available online.
Is campus safe?
- The LDS Business College is committed to helping students remain safe and secure while they are here. As in any other location, good personal safety habits are essential to your safety. The LDS Business College is patrolled twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week by officers of the CSD (Church Security Department), which has a close working relationship with the Salt Lake City Police Department. Additionally, a link has been provided to a comprehensive report on campus security, including a review of the policies and resources in much greater detail. Click here View our Campus Security Policy as well as our Campus Security Report for more information.
How do we determine what classes to take? Where do we go?
- A complete program list and information
- Course descriptions
- When classes are offered
- Catalog requirements, click on the Programs tab and select the program of interest
- New incoming freshmen with no transfer credit needing academic advising for their first semester can contact our Admissions Office at 801-524-8145 to schedule an appointment with an advisor.
- Transfer students needing advisement should contact our Academic and Advisement Center at 801-524-8151 to make an appointment.
When do classes start and other deadlines?
- Visit our Contact Us page to ask any question not covered above.