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New Students

Students can apply online at one convenient site for any institution in the LDS Church Educational System. To apply to LDS Business College, follow the link to besmart.com and click Apply Here & Check Application Status. You will create a Net ID as part of the application process. Once your application is complete, you will be notified by e-mail that an admissions decision has been made.

  1. Apply Online
  2. Submit Required Information
  3. Complete the Ecclesiastical Endorsement Process
  4. Admission Decision Notification
  • All application materials must be received by the semester admission deadlines.
  • There is a $35 application fee for all new students applying to the college.
  • Students are welcome to begin at the beginning of any semester
  • Dates and Deadlines
                              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

 

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Home School Students

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

Early College (formerly concurrent enrollment)

LDS Business College’s Early College program allows students currently attending a public or private high school to earn college credit and high school credit at the same time. Home school students are not eligible for the Early College Program. In order to apply, high school students must be at least 17 years of age and have maintained a 3.0 GPA or higher. They can take no more than 6 credits per semester. To apply, complete the application found at www.besmart.com and submit parts 1, 2, & 3. Also submit the Early College Form, with signatures from a parent and a high school counselor along with an official high school transcript.

The mission of LDS Business College focuses on providing students skills for work. Students seeking to earn General Education credits may obtain these credits from BYU-Idaho’s concurrent enrollment program. That information can be found at http://www.byui.edu/concurrent-enrollment.

Returning Students

Students who wish to return to the College after an absence of more than one academic semester (not including Summer Session) including servicemen released from active duty must reapply. No additional application fees are charged. Returning students will need a new Student Commitment and Confidential Report (Part 3 of application) when reapplying. All application materials must be received 10 days before the semester begins.

Returning students who previously graduated from the College may be eligible for free tuition for one class. Check the Alumni Association for information about tuition privileges for LDS Business College graduates.

Transfer Students

Students may earn a maximum of 50 percent of the credit required for a credential from LDS Business College by test credit and transfer credit.

Test credit includes Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and course challenge examinations. All scores must be on official transcripts.

Transfer credit earned at other regionally accredited colleges or universities that meets the general education requirements of LDS Business College is normally accepted if grades of C- or better have been earned. Other credits will be applied on the basis of appropriateness to the specific degree program requirements. The cumulative grade-point average of students who transfer to the College is computed only on the basis of course work completed at the College.

U.S. transfer students applying with fewer than 30 semester or 45 quarters of college credit completed after high school follow the same application requirements as new freshmen. Applicants with 30 semester or 45 quarter hours or more of college credit complete and submit the following:

  • Parts 1-4 and Part 7 of the Application for Admissions and Scholarship
  • $35 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from each college or university attended or attending

All application materials must be received 10 days before the semester begins.

Students with transcripts from institutions outside the United States may be given credit at LDS Business College on a case-by-case basis.

International Students

We are glad you are considering LDS Business for your education. Here is everything you must do in order to be considered for admissions.

To be considered for admission, international students must:

  • Submit completed and signed Admission Application Parts 1 through 8 (available online at besmart.com).
  • Complete Student Commitment and Confidential Report (Part 3). If LDS, interview with your bishop and stake president and submit directions for Part 3 to them. If not LDS, interview with an LDS bishop, and submit directions for Part 3 to him. Note: an ecclesiastical endorsement must be completed each year before Fall Semester registration. Endorsements expire March 1st of each year.
  • College transcripts (if transferring).
  • Submit Confidential Statement of Finances (Part 8) verifying available funding (minimum amount of $12,900 U.S. for LDS members, or $16,300 U.S. for non-LDS, plus $2,000 per dependent) with accompanying international student affidavit of support (PDF) if applicable.
  • Submit high school transcript or evidence of high school graduation. All applicants who have attended international schools (for any high school grade or college/university) will need to arrange for their academic documents to be evaluated by one of the following international transcript evaluation agencies: International Education Research Foundation (IERF) or World Education Services (WES).
 If you choose IERF, the required type of evaluation report is “Detail Report” for both high school (secondary education) and college/university documents. If you choose WES, the required type of evaluation report for high school (secondary education) documents is “DxD,” and the required type of evaluation report for college or university documents is “CxC.” Choosing alternate evaluations may result in additional fees and a delay in the assessment. We suggest that you arrange for your academic documents to be submitted to IERF or WES 4-6 weeks before our admission application deadline in order to allow enough time for the company to submit the evaluation to CES.
  • Submit nonrefundable $35 application fee.
  • Submit deposit in amount equal to three semesters of full-time tuition (fully refundable if the student does not attend).
  • If currently in the U.S. in F-1 status, submit verification of immigration status (passport # and I-94), copy of I-20 and status letter from transferring institution.
  • If currently in the U.S. but not in F-1 status, contact the admissions office for information on application to change status. Change of status will be considered only if valid under current BCIS regulations. Applicants entering the U.S. on a B (tourist) visa are ineligible to attend CES schools. Attendance is conditional upon receipt of F-1 status. Students who do not qualify or who do not receive the status requested may not attend.
  • Students will ned 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. The following are the English Proficiency Tests accepted for admissions:
  •   Reading Listening Speaking Writing Composite
    TOEFL (iBT) 17 16 16 17 66
    IELTS 6.0 6.0 5.5 5.0 6.0
    PTE 47 45 45 47 46
    Cambridge English (CAE or CPE) 169 169 162 154 169
     
    • The College's TOEFL code is 4414

 

All application materials must be received by the semester admission deadline. Students may apply for admission online at besmart.com.