Admissions


General Admission Policy

Application Deadlines

Admission Notification


GENERAL ADMISSION POLICY

Ricks College exists to provide an education consistent with the religious and family values taught by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The college seeks to maintain a balanced and diversified student body representative of world-wide Church membership.

The mission of the college is to build testimonies of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, provide a quality education in a wholesome environment, and prepare students for further education, employment and their roles as citizens and parents.

In selecting a class of about 3500 new students, the Admissions Committee considers the following: church, seminary and institute activity (LDS); personal commitment to living Ricks College standards; academic preparation; out-of-class activities; geographiclocation; gender and ethnicity.

Admission Requirements
To be considered for admission, the following materials must be submitted before the deadline.

New Freshmen

Application: Personal Data (Part A), Education Plans/Student Essays(Part B);Out -of -Class Activities/High School Data/Scholarships (Part C); Student Commitment/Ecclesiastical Endorsement (Part D); Seminary/Institute Evaluation (Part E).

Application Fee: $20 non-refundable. Please do not send cash in the mail.

High School Transcript: Send an official transcript to the Admissions Office. Home school students must submit GED score results.

College Transcript: If college credit has been earned, have the Registrar’s Office of each school attended mail an official transcript to the Admissions Office.American College Test (ACT) orScholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Scores

Transfer Students

Application: Personal Data (Part A), Education Plans/Student Essays (Part B);Out-of-Class Activities/High School Data/Scholarships (Part C); Student commitment/Ecclesiastical Endorsement (Part D); Seminary/Institute Evaluation (Part E).

Application Fee: $20 non-refundable application fee. Do not send cash in the mail.

College Transcript: If college credit has been earned, have the Registrars Office of each school attended mail an official transcript to the Admissions Office. If you have taken courses at an LDS Institute of Religion, an institute transcript must also be sent. In cases where applicants are applying with less than 12 semester (18 quarter) hours, a high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores must accompany the application.

Former Students
Former Ricks College students who do not attend a Fall or Winter Semester must re-apply for admission.

Application: Personal Data (Part A), Education Plans/Student Essays (Part B),Out-of-Class Activities/High School Data/ Scholarships (Part C), Student Commitment/Ecclesiastical Endorsement (Part D).

College Transcript: If you have attended another school since attending Ricks, please have the Registrars Office of each school mail an official transcript to the Admissions Office. If you have taken courses at an LDS Institute of Religion, an institute transcript must also be sent along with Part E.

Missionaries: Former Ricks College students who are currently serving a full-time LDS mission or those who have recently returned from a full-time mission should use the simplified Former Student Returned Missionary application. These applications can be obtained by contacting the Ricks College Admissions Office at (208) 356-1020.

International Students
In addition to the requirements listed for U.S. citizens, international students must submit the following: International Student Deposit of $1,200 U.S. dollars (not required of Canadian students); *U.S. High School Equivalency, each international student must submit proof that he/she has completed the equivalent of a U.S. high school education.; TOEFL results (Test of English as a Foreign Language), required of students from non-English speaking countries, (a minimum score of 500 is required) or ACT/SAT scores are required of all students from English speaking countries and Financial Certification and Affidavit of Support. Part F is required of all international students.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Applications will not be accepted more than one year prior to the requested semester or term.

Fall Semester (Sept) - February 15
Fall Block (Oct) - August 1
Winter Semester (Jan) - October 1
Winter Block (Mar) - December 1
First Summer Term (May) - February 15
Second Summer Term (Jun) - February 15
Third Summer Term (Jul) - February 15

ADMISSION NOTIFICATION

Fall Semester applicants are notified between February 15 and April 1. Winter Semester applicants are notified between September 1 and November 1.

Special Programs
The following programs require a separate application in addition to the general admission requirements. Please contact the specific department for their application and more information:
Paramedicine - February 1
Nursing - February 15
Interior Design - March 1

Official Notice of Admission
Students will receive notice of official action taken by the Admissions Committee. Students who receive an official letter of acceptance should understand the acceptance is valid only for the semester or term indicated. Students who wish to change their entry date must petition the Admissions Committee in writing before the designated deadline.

Admissions@ricks.edu


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