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.
- Apply Online
- Send Past Transcript
- Get Bishop Endorsement
- Get Accepted
- All application materials must be received 10 days before the semester begins.
- 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 or session.
* Call 801-524-8159 for help with the application process.
You still have questions? We have answers. Fill out a college interest form if you would like to:
- Receive additional information.
- Schedule a campus tour.
- Get a call from the admissions office.
Home School Students
Home school, private school, charter school, and public school diplomas are only accepted from schools accredited with the following accrediting organizations:
- Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Higher Education
- New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Higher Education
- North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Commission of Higher Education
- Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCC)
- Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC)
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
- Western Association of Schools and College Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
Students whose program is not accredited with one of the above organizations, will be required to submit one of the following for the academic portion for admission review:
- G.E.D. (more information at www.acenet.edu) All scores (sub-scores and sum score) must be passing to be eligible for admission to LDS Business College as a New Freshman or Transfer student with less than 24 credits.
- ACT. All sub-scores (English, Math, Reading, Science Reasoning) must be a 17 or higher. Scores lower than 17 do not meet our minimum requirement. Please note, use of the ACT test may or may not qualify you for financial aid. Please contact the Financial Aid office at 801-524-8111 for additional information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 (2011-12 minimum amount of $12,600 U.S. for LDS members, or $15,700 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 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.
- Submit evidence of English proficiency if English is not your primary language. (Minimum internet TOEFL score of 66 with subscores of 17 in reading and writing, and 16 in listening and speaking; or paper TOEFL score of 550 or higher with all sub-scores at least 55; an official Michigan MELAB test that includes a writing section with sub-scores of at least 73 and a speaking score of 3; a Pearson test with 47 in reading, a 47 writing, a 45 listening and a 45 speaking; or an IELTS test with a 6.0 composite score and 6.0 in reading, a 6.0 in listening, a 5.5 in speaking and a 5.0 in writing. The College's TOEFL code is 4414.)
These exceptions may apply:
- Applicants who are high school graduates who have not attended Seminary/Institute within the past year may self-report Sections 1 and 2 of Part 4 and return the form.
- Part 5 is required only for Canadian and U.S. nationals.
- If you plan to transfer to another CES institution after attending LDS Business College, either BYU, BYU-Idaho, or BYU-Hawaii, contact the institution you plan to attend for information on deposit requirements at that institution and the availability of the deposit for educational use.
All application materials must be received July 31 for fall semester, November 15 for winter or March 31 for summer session. Students may apply for admission online at besmart.com, in person at 95 North 300 West in Salt Lake City, or by mailing materials to:
CES Admissions Office A-41 ASB
Provo, UT 84602.