Our Thrive@LBC Team
Meet the men and women who will be guiding you through the three-week Thrive@LBC program.
Your Final Steps for Enrollment to LBC
Congratulations! We are thrilled to have you as a member of the Lancaster Bible College family! As part of your admissions to LBC, we’ve selected you to take part in our Thrive @LBC program this coming August. Please follow the steps outlined below.
Thrive@LBC is an early start program designed for select students as part of their acceptance to LBC. Thrive@LBC provides a foundation for ongoing success at the college level by creating an environment in which students build relationships and prepare for academic and spiritual life at LBC.
Thrive@LBC is sponsored by the Student Success and Student Affairs teams, which include the Ally Center, C3, Student Care, ResLife, Student Activities and Leadership, and Student Discipleship. Our goal is to help you get connected on campus before your first week of classes so you can thrive at LBC.
The forms below will allow us to finalize the details of your upcoming.
To confirm your fall enrollment, we require a $200 deposit that serves as your commitment to LBC. Call the Solution Center at 717.560.8254 to make your payment or pay online.
Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR) is an important part of the enrollment process. The form below will allow us to finalize the details of your upcoming enrollment. You will be receiving important information (class schedule, financial statement, and more) for the start of this Academic Year. SOAR will take place on campus and you will experience:
(Phone appointments are available for International and out of state students)
The next step will be to register your housing status with Student Affairs on our Star Rez Housing Application. This application is for all commuters and residents to designate your housing status. The housing application is open from May 8 – July 15. After May 8, you will be able to select your meal plan for the fall and spring semesters. Please set a calendar reminder for these dates and use your LBC login credentials to fill out the application. Roommate preferences and any further questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*You must fill out the SOAR Form before you are able to register for housing Register for Housing
All full-time undergraduate students are required to have their Physical Examination, Vaccination Record and, Health Record on file in the Health Services Office. Forms must be completed prior to arriving to campus.
Physical Exam: Please print out the physical exam and have it completed by your health care provider. Once completed, please upload it directly into your documents. To upload your physical exam please do the following:
Health Record: Please complete this Health Record Form.
Vaccinations: All resident students are required to have a meningococcal vaccine. There are two types of meningitis: Meningococcal B and MCV4. Information on meningitis can be found at PA Dept. of Health. Meningitis vaccines can be obtained from your family doctor. Other options include your State Health Center (1661 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA, 717.299.7597) or a Travel Health Clinic (Travel Health Services).
Incoming Student Athletes have to fill out the forms about in addition to this form here: Athlete Physical Exam
Drug & Alcohol: Students are expected to comply with LBC’s Drug and Alcohol Policy.
As you make final preparations, your Final Official High School or College Transcript is required. If we do not receive a final official transcript prior to the start of the semester, your financial aid could be in jeopardy. Please have your transcript mailed to Lancaster Bible College which can be sent to the following address:
Traditional Undergraduate Admissions Office
Lancaster Bible College
901 Eden Road
Lancaster, PA 17601
A $325 Thrive Room and Board fee will be charged to the summer term and the bill will be due August 7 with your fall payment.
Thrive@LBC begins a week before Welcome and Orientation Weekend of the fall semester.
Students attending Thrive@LBC participate in workshops to prepare them for the academic and time management demands of life at LBC. Students also have the opportunity to test out of LAN060 Intro to College Reading and Writing and/or MAT060 Foundation for College Mathematics depending on the stipulations in their acceptance letters. All Thrive@LBC students take CSS062 College Success in the fall semester.
After classes, students and staff eat dinner together, which is often followed by a group activity. After dinner, there is plenty of time to prepare for the next day’s activities, relax, and connect with other students. Over the weekend, students participate in group outings and attend a local church as a group.
Resident Thrive@LBC students are expected to stay on campus for the weekend of the program.
Students participating in Thrive@LBC are entitled to a free course voucher for the Summer session after their freshman year (a $1,000 value) if they do not test out of LAN 060 or MAT 060. Students who complete their freshman year at over a 3.5 GPA are eligible for at least $3,000 in additional scholarships. The initial cost of $325 for the weeklong program that includes workshop fees, room and board, and activities proves to be of real value over the course of the year.
Because Thrive@LBC is one week long, there is no refund after the start of program. However, the fee is 100% refundable any time before the start of Thrive@LBC.
All students in Thrive@LBC will have the opportunity to take a Math and/or Writing placement test during the Thrive@LBC program, depending on what was recommended by Admissions.
You will move into the room assigned to you based on your completed Star Rez Housing Application. Once the fall semester begins, a roommate will also be assigned to that space. If you have a desired roommate for the fall, you can select your roommate through the Star Rez Housing Portal when you sign up for Fall housing. For more information about registering for housing, see “Step 4” above.
Thrive@LBC students who are commuters do not have to live in the dorms but will be required to be on campus every day, including weekends, for Thrive@LBC workshops, meals, and activities. This allows for more interaction with the material, resources, and other Thrive@LBC students. Thrive@LBC meals and activities are included in the Thrive@LBC fee.
Yes! We will do the best we can to accommodate your needs. For housing accommodations, start with the housing application to indicate your needs and Residence Life/Accessibility Services will review and get back to you. For academics, check with Accessibility Services in the Ally Center or email them at ASO@lbc.edu.
Your meals will be provided through the Thrive@LBC program while you are on campus. More information will come through the Ally Center regarding meals. Your fall semester meal plan will start the Sunday evening before fall semester classes begin.
LBC Student Handbook is your guide to successfully navigate college life as a student. View the handbook
Online access to your schedule, financial aid information and to contact your adviser is through MyLBC
Your guide to all the important dates for the whole academic year is the Academic Calendar
Our Resident Life staff is eagerly anticipating your arrival. The following links are great documents to help you as you begin thinking about moving to campus:
Resident Housing – If you completed your SOAR registration as a resident student you’ve already completed this form! If you are a commuter changing to a resident student, please complete this form now to help us better pair you with a roommate.
Resident’s Mini Link – learn more about Resident Life at LBC!
What to Bring – as you begin thinking about packing for your dorm room, visit our resident hall page and at the bottom you will find guidelines on what to bring.
Meal Plan – Resident students will need to purchase a meal plan. Commuting students have the option to buy a meal plan.
Commuters make up nearly 50% of our student population – and we can’t wait to meet you! Here is a great info sheet for you as you begin your time at LBC!
Commuter Mini Link – learn more about commuter life at LBC!
All resident and commuting students who park their vehicle on campus are required to display a valid LBC parking permit. Register your vehicle online and receive your FREE Parking Permit in your LBC Stop (mailbox) when you arrive at the start of the semester. Vehicle Registration Form
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Here’s what you need to do:
The winner will be announced bi-weekly and contacted directly.
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