How to Apply

How to Apply

Applying to LDS Business College has never been easier! The resources below will guide you through the application process and answer the most frequent questions you may encounter.

Ready to get started?

  • You can apply online at apply.lds.org or click the Apply Now button below.
  • All Church Education System (CES) schools use the same website to complete applications. These schools include LDS Business College, BYU, BYU-Idaho, and BYU-Hawaii. LDS Business College admits students to start each Fall, Winter, and Spring semesters. The available semesters will be shown in the application.
  • Once you are at apply.lds.org, click the “Apply Now” button, then the “Start Application” button.
  • This will take you to the screen where you’ll create a username (Net ID) and password to identify yourself. Because it is a CES shared website, the page you create your Net ID on will look like a BYU page. You’re in the right place! You will have a chance to connect your LDS Account later in the application.
  • Once you create your Net ID, you will likely be directed to the BYU home page. Just head back to apply.lds.org to return to the application.
  • If you already have a Net ID, please sign in with your Net ID and password. You don’t need to create a new one.

Be prepared to provide the following:

  1. A full educational history, including all colleges and universities you have attended previously, in or outside the United States.
  2. Your unweighted high school GPA or other high school equivalency. (Not sure what this is? Check with your high school.) You may also be asked to submit your transcript or evidence of completion of high school equivalency.
  3. For education completed outside of the United States, please see the section on International Education below for additional instructions.
  4. Your LDS account associated with your membership record number if you are a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

To complete the ecclesiastical endorsement, you will need to do the following:

  1. Review and agree to the honor code. See CES Honor Code for more information.
  2. If you are a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you'll be asked to meet with your bishop as well as a member of your stake presidency. If you are currently serving a mission, you will only need one interview with your mission president. You will initiate this process in the application, and then schedule an appointment with your leaders. They will complete their recommendation online using their LDS Account. You will need to meet with the bishop before a member of your stake presidency will have access to your endorsement.
  3. Not a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? You'll still initiate this process in the application, but you can meet with a local LDS bishop or your own clergy. If you meet with an LDS bishop, they will complete the endorsement online. If you meet with your own clergy, you will need to print the paper form made available when you begin the process, have your clergy complete it and return it to the Admissions Office in person or by mail (no email accepted). Afterwards, you’ll meet with our college Chaplain. If you are unsure who this is, the Admissions Office can help. To find a local Latter-day Saint bishop, enter your address into the meetinghouse locator webpage.

Only submit documents requested in the application.

  • Once you’ve completed all sections of the application, check the Status page for a list of documents to provide. Official Transcripts must be sent through one of our accepted channels:

    1. Electronically through Parchment Exchange, National Student Clearinghouse or e-Script
    2. Mailed by the college or university
    3. Hand-delivered by the student in a sealed envelope (the envelope cannot be tampered with in any way) to the Admissions Office (2nd Floor).
    4. Any international work must be submitted through IERF or WES. See below for more information.
     
  • For English Proficiency documentation, see below for more information.
  • Pay your one-time $35 application fee. If you have already paid this fee to apply to LDS Business College, you won’t need to pay it again.

 

All sections need to be marked complete before your application can be submitted. Once all sections are finished, click the ‘Submit Application’ button at the bottom of the Status page. Your application will not be reviewed until it has been submitted.

 

Admission decisions can take several weeks to several months depending on the semester you’ve applied for. Please see Admission Dates and Deadlines for when we will begin making decisions.

Watch your email for an admissions notification. You will need to log in to your application to see the official decision.

  • If you’re admitted to the college, you’ll receive another email within 24-48 hours that contains your Net ID for LDS Business College. This will also become your new LDSBC email. (So, if your assigned Net ID is johndee, your email address will be johndee@ldsbc.edu.)
  • After admission, all official school communications will be sent to this email address, so be sure to check it often.

 

Education Completed Outside the United States

Have you completed your high school/secondary or college education at a non-U.S. accredited institution outside of the United States? This education will need to be evaluated by a transcript evaluation service. We accept evaluations from the following two agencies:

  • International Education Research Foundation (IERF) 

    • IERF is our preferred agency.

    • Be sure to select LDS Business College as the recipient as part of your online application.

    • LDS Business College and other CES schools require the “detail report”.

    • View this video for more instructions.

  • World Education Services (WES)

    • The required type of evaluation for high school (secondary education) documents is “DxD” Basic.

    • The required type of evaluation for college or university documents is “CxC” Basic.

Any international transcripts that are sent to us without proper evaluation cannot be accepted.

English Proficiency Requirement

You may be required to submit proof of English Proficiency. This requirement may apply to international and U.S. students. This can be met by providing results from one of our accepted tests:

  • TOEFL (iBT)
  • IELTS (Academic)
  • Pearson’s PTE
  • Cambridge English – Advanced Placement Test (CAE) or Proficiency Test (CPE)

Not sure if you need to provide proof of English Proficiency? Once you complete the School Selection and Profile tabs of the application, the Status tab will indicate whether proof is required.

If the English Proficiency exam is required, you will need to meet the minimum sub scores as shown below. If you don't meet the minimum sub scores the first time, you are encouraged to increase your skills and retest.

Scores from any of these tests should be sent directly from the testing company that issued the test. To do this, you will need to select LDS Business College when you take the test or request an official score report to be sent to us later.

For the TOEFL iBT test, our institution code is 4414.

Please be sure to register for your exam with your name exactly as it appears on your LDS Business College application.

Subject Area/Sub Scores Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL (IBT) 17 16 16 17
IELTS 6.0 6.0 5.5 5.0
Pearson's PTE 47 45 45 47
Cambridge English - Advanced Placement Test (CAE) or Proficiency Test (CPE) 169 169 162 154
*Effective September 1, 2017, LDSBC does not accept the Michigan MELAB or the Michigan Internexus tests.

Applicants Who Have Completed PathwayConnect

If you have completed the PathwayConnect program, be sure to include this as college work in your application. Completion of this program does not waive or fulfill any other admission requirements including high school completion and English Proficiency. If you are admitted to the college, readiness testing is still required for all incoming students.

For more information on how your PathwayConnect credit will transfer, please see our PathwayConnect Transfer Guide.

International 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 must 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.

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 $14,000 USD for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and $18,000 for non-members

  4. Pay the international student deposit*

*Effective Starting Winter 2019 Admits: Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be required to pay $5,000 USD and non-member students $7,500 USD to the LDSBC cashier’s office following notification of their admission. You 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  to pay a portion of the deposit. A full deposit is required. The deposit will be held in escrow by LDSBC to assist the student in paying for school. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may access up to $3,000 and non-members  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.

High School Transcript Verification

Did you complete your high school work at a U.S.-accredited institution? You can self-report your high school GPA when you apply. However, the admissions office reserves the right to request a transcript to verify high school completion and GPA at random as well as in the event that conflicting information may be present in the application. If a transcript is required, you'll be notified on your status screen or by the admissions@ldsbc.edu email address.

Need help? Want to talk to someone?

Did you forget your Net ID or password to access the application? If so, contact the help desk at (801) 524-8119 or helpdesk@ldsbc.edu. For questions regarding the application process, call (801) 524-8145 or email admissions@ldsbc.edu.