Transfer Evaluation

Transfer Evaluation

Considering transferring to or from LDSBC? Learn about how the College manages test and transfer credit.

Transfer to LDSBC

Did you take concurrent enrollment in high school or are you transferring to LDSBC?  Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Official transcripts from all colleges or universities should be sent to LDSBC.

  2. Once you are admitted to LDSBC, transfer credit from your transcripts will be evaluated.

  3. If a course didn’t transfer as expected, you can complete the Transfer Credit Request form and attach a course description for another review.

  4. International college credit is not automatically reviewed. To request a review, complete the Transfer Credit Request form and attach a course description translated into English.

Policy: Transfer to LDSBC

Effective since

LDSBC generally accepts college-level transfer credits from regionally-accredited colleges and universities. Courses from institutions that are not regionally-accredited are generally not transferable to LDSBC except in circumstances where there is an articulation agreement with a specific institution and program.

TEST CREDIT

Test credit includes Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), course challenge examinations, and industry certifications.

  • Please send official score reports or official transcripts with scores to the Registration Office.

  • Credit will be awarded as follows:

Advanced Placement (AP)

High school students may earn LDS Business College credit by scoring 3 or higher on the Advanced Placement tests listed below.

AP Exam

AP Test Score

LDSBC Credit Hours

LDSBC GE Fulfilled

Art History

3, 4, 5

3

Fine Arts Distribution

Studio Art Drawing (portfolio required)

3, 4, 5

3

Fine Arts Distribution

Biology

3, 4, 5

3

Life Science

Calculus AB *

3, 4, 5

7

Math 110, 111

Calculus BC*

3, 4, 5

7

Math 110, 111

Chemistry

3, 4, 5

3

Physical Science

Macroeconomics

3, 4, 5

3

Econ 162

Microeconomics

3, 4, 5

3

Econ 161

English Language & Comp

3, 4, 5

3

English 101

English Literature & Comp

3, 4, 5

3

English 101

Environmental Science

3, 4, 5

3

Life Science

Comparative Government and Politics

3, 4, 5

3

Political Science 110

U.S. Government and Politics

3, 4, 5

3

Political Science 110

European History

3, 4, 5

3

Social Science

U.S. History

3, 4, 5

3

American Institutions

World History

3, 4, 5

3

Social Science

Human Geography

3, 4, 5

3

Physical Science

Physics B**

3, 4, 5

3

Physical Science

Physics C-Mechanics**

3, 4, 5

3

Physical Science

Physics C-Electricity and Magnetism**

3, 4, 5

3

Physical Science

Psychology

3, 4, 5

3

Social Science

Spanish Literature

3, 4, 5

3

Humanities

Statistics

3, 4, 5

3

Math 252


*Take Calculus AB or BC, not both. Students who receive a score of 2 on the BC exam can request consideration from BYU for the AB credit at the 3 score level.

**Take Physics B or both parts of Physics C.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

If you have taken IB courses, LDSBC will award credit for scores of 5, 6, or 7 on IB exams. Specific IB credit is assessed and awarded on a case-by-case basis. You may fill out the Transfer Course Evaluation form to prompt a review of your credit.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Specific CLEP credit is assessed and awarded on a case-by-case basis. You may fill out the Transfer Course Evaluation form to prompt a review of your credit.

Challenge Exams

See section on Challenge Exams

Industry Certifications

Specific credit earned by industry certifications is assessed and awarded on a case-by-case basis. You may fill out the Transfer Course Evaluation form to prompt a review of your credit.

Experiential Living

Credit is not given for experiential learning.

Policy: Test and Transfer Credit

Effective since

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

Full Disclosure of Transfer Schools

Failure to submit official transcripts to LDSBC from all institutions you have or are currently attending, both U.S. and international, may result in disciplinary action. This may include dismissal from LDSBC.

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts are transcripts mailed in a sealed envelope from the institution or through a secured electronic transmission. LDSBC cannot evaluate transcripts submitted via any method deemed unsecure by the College.

Transferring PathwayConnect Credit

LDSBC will accept nine (9) credit hours of elective credit and six (6) credit hours of religion from your PathwayConnect experience. LDSBC’s partnership with PathwayConnect provides a wide range of educational and career options.

You may complete any degree or certificate provided by LDSBC, including the Applied Technology - Associate of Science degree or the Associate Science of Integrated Studies. These degrees accommodate Pathway students who want to transfer to BYU-Idaho or other four-year institutions. If you want a more direct career route, choose from any LDSBC certificate program to gain skills that will lead to immediate employment opportunities.

PathwayConnect Course

LDSBC Transfer Guide

GS 120: Pathway Life Skills

Elective credit (3)

GS 120L: Pathway English & Life Skills

Elective credit (3)

MATH 100G: Personal Finance

Elective credit (3)

MATH 100L: English Language and Personal Finance

Elective credit (3)

ENG 106: Basic Writing

Elective credit (3)

ENG 106L: English Language and Basic Writing

Elective credit (3)

FDREL 275: Teachings & Doctrine of the Book of Mormon

Cornerstone Religion, but not College Religion Residency Hours

FDREL 250: Jesus Christ and the Everlasting Gospel

Cornerstone Religion, but not College Religion Residency Hours

FDREL 200: The Eternal Family

Cornerstone Religion, but not College Religion Residency Hours


PathwayConnect students are encouraged to contact the Student Development Center at 801-524-8151 with any questions.

Transferring Religion Credit

Religion Credit from BYU, BYU-I, and BYU-Hawaii

Religion credit earned at other LDS Church schools can be transferred to LDSBC as an equivalent religion course or elective credit. The course must have been taken for credit and credit noted on an official transcript.

Institute of Religion Courses

Religion credit earned at Church Education System (CES) Institutes of Religion can be transferred to LDSBC as an equivalent religion course or elective credit. The course must have been taken for “Church University” or “BYU” credit and credit noted on your official Institute transcript.  However, qualifying Religion credits taken from CES Institutes of Religion do not count as residency religion requirements.

Religion Credit from Other Universities

Coursework in religious studies from any institution other than an LDS Church school or Institute of Religion cannot be applied towards LDSBC religion requirements.

International Transfer Credit

Your transcripts from institutions outside the United States may be given credit at LDSBC on a case-by-case basis. Transfer credit will be considered when a translation/evaluation is submitted from one of the two approved translation services listed below. You should request that the evaluation service send the detail report directly to LDS Business College. You'll also need to provide the College with an official copy of your transcripts from the institution you attended.

International Education
Research Foundations, Inc.
World Education Services, Inc.

P.O. Box 3665
Culver City, CA 90231-3665

Phone: (310) 258-9451
Web: www.ierf.org

Must request a “Detail Report”

P.O. Box 3665
Culver City, CA 90231-3665

Phone: (310) 258-9451
Web: www.ierf.org

Must request a “Detail Report”


To request transfer credit from an international college, please complete the Transfer Credit Evaluation form.

Reverse Transfer

The reverse transfer process is intended for those that did not graduate from LDS Business College and are no longer eligible to enroll, but wish to transfer courses from another college or university and complete their LDSBC degree. Follow the steps below for a review of your record to determine if you are eligible to apply for graduation:

  1. Complete the Continuing Student Ecclesiastical Endorsement form
  2. Fill out the Reverse Transfer Request form and upload completed Continuing Student Ecclesiastical Endorsement
  3. Send official transcripts to LDS Business College

Once all documents have been received, you will be notified within 2 weeks of your eligibility to apply for graduation. If you are approved, you will need to apply for graduation and meet all graduation requirements. Please note that all transfer and graduation policies apply, and degrees are awarded 2-8 weeks after the current term ends.

Questions? Email graduation@ldsbc.edu

Policy: Transfer and Reverse Transfer

Policy: Graduation

Transfer From LDSBC

In order to make transferring to another school as seamless as possible, LDSBC makes every effort to establish articulation agreements with other colleges and universities. Considering transferring to another college or university after LDSBC? Be sure to review and comply with that institution’s transfer guidelines prior to starting classes.

Have questions? Want to talk to someone?

The Records and Registration office is here to help you with questions about registration, transcripts and class schedules. Our hours are Monday and Friday: 8-5, and Tuesday through Thursday: 8-6. Feel free to contact us at regstaff@ldsbc.edu or 801-524-8140.