“Ricks College Modifies Admission Policy,” Ensign, May 1992, 109
Ricks College has announced a change in policy that will make Church activity and religious values a determining factor in admitting new students.
The modified admissions policy still includes basic admissions requirements—high school graduation, taking the American College Test, and a bishop’s or ecclesiastical leader’s endorsement. In addition, applicants must write a personal essay and submit an evaluation from a seminary or institute of religion teacher.
The additional requirements are designed to assess the character and spiritual preparation of the potential student and to help determine which students will best benefit from the religious and academic climate of Ricks College.
Additional factors that will be examined include a personal commitment to living the Ricks College Honor Code, geographic location, and ethnicity.
Admissions officials will begin implementing the modified policy by June, taking applications for winter semester 1993.