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 a three-week program designed for select students as part of their acceptance to LBC. Thrive provides a foundation for ongoing success at the college level. Thrive accomplishes this goal by creating an environment where students are able to take root spiritually with daily devotional time, to grow academically with a morning and an afternoon course, and to connect socially with each other and the LBC community.
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.
Thrive students will take 5 credits in August. Student will take either LAN060 or MAT060 in the morning, and all students will take CSS062 College Success in the afternoon. See your admissions committee letter for your admissions requirements.
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 April 15 – July 15. Residential Thrive students will be housed in Weber Hall, so indicate in your housing application so that you can be placed by Residence Life. After May 10, 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 $900 Thrive Room and Board fee will be charged to the summer term and the bill will be due August 5 with your fall payment. The tuition and fees for the 5 credits will be on scholarship as part of your participation in Thrive. You will be limited to 13 credits in the fall for a total of 18 credits between Thrive and the fall semester.
Thrive@LBC begins three and a half weeks before the Welcome and Orientation Weekend of the fall semester in order to allow students time to complete their first two academic courses and to get settled before the fall semester begins.
Students attending Thrive are enrolled in two courses for the three week-program. In the morning session, students are enrolled in either LAN060 Intro to College Reading and Writing or MAT060 Foundation for College Mathematics depending on the stipulations in the acceptance letter. All Thrive students take CSS062 College Success during the afternoon.
After classes, students and staff eat dinner together often followed by a group activity. After dinner, there is plenty of time to complete course work for the next day’s classes. On the weekends, students participate in group outings and attend a local church as a group.
Resident Thrive students are expected to stay on campus for the second and final weekends of the program.
Students participating in Thrive are entitled to a free course voucher for either the Winterim or Summer sessions during their freshmen year which is a $1,000 value. Students who complete their freshmen year over a 3.5 GPA are eligible for at least $3,000 in additional scholarships. The initial cost of $900 dollars for the 3-week program includes course fees, room and board, and activities proves to be a real value over course of the year.
The tuition and fees for the 5 credits will be on scholarship as part of your participation in Thrive. You will be limited to 13 credits in the fall to keep the total credits below 18. Students who do not begin the fall term will not be required to repay the Thrive tuition. Students who complete the Thrive courses but do not begin the fall semester will not be reimbursed the Room and Board fee. If a student withdraws during Thrive, the refund policy will be as follows:
First day of class – 100% refund
Day 3– 75 % refund
Day 5– 50 % refund
After first 5 days of class, no refund
If you are eligible for a placement test, contact the Ally Center to schedule your placement tests. The Ally Center will work with you to choose a time to take a Math or Writing test, depending on which is recommended to you by Admissions, on-campus or remotely before you begin classes.
Additional Questions? If you have additional questions, contact your admissions counselor
In August, resident Thrive students are given rooms to choose from in Weber Hall. Once the fall semester begins, a roommate will also be assigned in 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 Thrive and Fall housing.
You will be able to select a room when you register for housing after signing up for SOAR. You can use this link to access the housing application. If you are accepted to Thrive during or after June, talk to Residence Life about how quickly we are able to make your assignment by emailing email@example.com.
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 classes, meals and activities. This allows more interaction with the material, resources, and other Thrive students to build relationships. These meals and activities are included in the Thrive 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/Disability Services will review and get back to you. For academics, check with the Disability Services or email them at DSO@lbc.edu.
In the August 3-week program, your meals will be provided through the Thrive 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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