Frequently Asked Questions:
A - When you are accepted by Liberty University, an admissions packet is mailed to your (or your agent) with your admissions letter, I-20 form, and other important information.
A - The Office of International Admissions processes applications in the order they are received. The time it takes to process an application depends on how many outstanding items remain. Admission decisions are made immediately once all admission-related documents are received. Acceptance packets are usually mailed out within 48 hours.
A - If the English language is not spoken in your country as a native language then the TOEFL is required. Please contact your admissions counselor if you have concerns about your English ability. You can enroll in the Liberty English Language Institute for a semester or more to improve your English and enroll in an undergraduate program upon completion.
A - Some documents can be faxed, but certain documents, including transcripts, must be originals. Please check with your admissions counselor about sending faxed documents.
A - The scholarship that is awarded will be listed on your acceptance letter and I-20 form. Please see the Financial Aid page for more information.
A - Your International Admissions Counselor can help answer your questions about Financial Aid. However, it is important that a student have realistic expectations. There are no full scholarships. The average scholarship package is approximately $5,000. Do not expect to receive additional scholarship after your arrival. Scholarships given on an I-20 are final.
A - Yes. Each sponsor must submit individual letters of support and bank verification of their ability to support you.
A - Your I-20 document is a part of the admissions packet that is mailed to you. The I-20 cannot be faxed or emailed. You must wait for the original document to arrive.
A - Please see our document on the SEVIS fee.
A - Please see our document on the Visa Application Process.
A - The International Admissions Counselors in the Office of International Student Service receive hundreds of phone calls and emails each day. As the semester draws near, they are very busy. Here are several tips to make sure that you hear back:
Q - When is the application deadline?
A - Because the time needed for processing a visa application and making travel arrangements varies for each student, there is no definite application deadline. However, we recommend that you apply at least three months before the semester begins. You should allow enough time for your application to be processed and for you to schedule your F-1 visa interview.
Q - I have not taken the TOEFL. Can I apply for conditional admission?
A - Yes. Students who do not have TOEFL score or a score too low for regular admission can be admitted to Liberty University. They will be given an English assessment upon arrival and may be required to enroll for one or more semesters in the English Language Institute.